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    Re: Trump's pick for national security adviser turns down offer: White House official

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    That's what I believe it is. He didn't want to join an already sinking ship.
    That, and similar to Trump denying Rex W. Tillerson his choice for Deputy SoS (Eliot Abrams), Trump told retired Vice-Admiral Robert Harward that he would have to accept Fox News commentator K.T. McFarland as his deputy. Harward would also have to accept Trump political guru Stephen K. Bannon on the National Security staff. After it became obvious that Trump wouldn't budge on this micromanaging, Harward said thanks but no thanks.

    Trump is currently interviewing four alternative candidates to replace Michael Flynn at his Mar-a-Lago "winter white house" (which will cost US taxpayers yet another $3 million dollars for security). The best candidates will also demand that they be allowed to handpick their staff. Any candidate who acquiesces to Trump micromanagement will almost certainly lose a good measure of respect and credibility from the US national security community. This community is virtually unanimous in the view that keeping Bannon on the NSC staff invites internal friction and policy failure.

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    Re: Trump's pick for national security adviser turns down offer: White House official

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Should've let him have the team he wanted instead of micro-managing him.


    Trump's pick for national security adviser turns down offer: White House official

    President Donald Trump's choice for national security adviser, retired Vice Admiral Robert Harward, has turned down the offer, a senior White House official said on Thursday.

    Harward was offered the job after Michael Flynn was fired by Trump on Monday for misleading Vice President Mike Pence over his conversations with Russia's ambassador to the United States.

    The White House official said Harward cited family and financial reasons for opting not to take the job. Harward is a senior executive at Lockheed Martin.

    Two sources familiar with the decision said Harward turned down the job in part because he wanted to bring in his own team.

    That put him at odds with Trump, who had told Flynn's deputy, K.T. McFarland, that she could stay
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    Looks like Petraeus turned him down as well.

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    Re: Trump's pick for national security adviser turns down offer: White House official

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    Looks like Petraeus turned him down as well.
    Meh... Trump knows more than the generals anyways right?
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    Re: Trump's pick for national security adviser turns down offer: White House official

    Yes, it is going to be the mode of operation by concerned reps as they see a nut in the office and 2018 is not so far off. I would not work in this Pee Wee Herman White House because I would not want it on my resume. Dump Trump NOW~
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