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Harward says no to national security adviser role

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No reason to jump on to the sinking ship.

 

 

Except to steer the country out of a potential disaster.

 

:confused:

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Except to steer the country out of a potential disaster.

 

:confused:

Precisely. I'm disappointed he chose not to serve, as he is exactly what this administration needs.

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Except to steer the country out of a potential disaster.

 

:confused:

The suspect that if you're not on board with Bannon, you're toast.

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Precisely. I'm disappointed he chose not to serve, as he is exactly what this administration needs.

 

It's being reported that Trump didn't allow him to staff the NSC with his own people

 

Trump insisted on keeping a Fox News pundit as the deputy at the NSC. 

 

Unbelievable...

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With Donny's shenanigans, he'll have a hard time attracting quality people.

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Precisely. I'm disappointed he chose not to serve, as he is exactly what this administration needs.

If the report about him turning it down because McFarland is being kept on as the deputy, there might be some room to get him there still. It would certainly be advantageous to have him in that role given his history with General Mattis.

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Except to steer the country out of a potential disaster.

 

:confused:

 

 

Wouldn't have happened, Trump wouldn't even let him bring his own people in.

 

He'd just be another scapegoat.

 

Signing on with Trump is a career killer.

Edited by Calamari

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You're being polite. He called it a chit sandwich according to the article. But this was interesting since Harward's refusal to serve bolsters what I think is the  chief problem with Trump's management style (if you want to call it that): chaotic incoherence and light-on-detail vagueness. From the article:

 

A senior Republican familiar with the process said "a question of clarity regarding the lines of authority" was central in Harward's decision.
"I wouldn't call it a disagreement as much as questions that could not be resolved to his comfort level," the Republican said.
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Best comment I saw: "He didn't want to work for Putin."  :lol:

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Best comment I saw: "He didn't want to work for Putin."  :lol:

The threads keep leading back to Putin. The obvious explanation is the trillion dollar field of Rosneft Russian oil and Trump's bank account. Hope I'm wrong but I don't think the facts as we know them have any other interpretation. 

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Best comment I saw: "He didn't want to work for Putin." :lol:

Funny but more likely, I don't think he wanted to jump aboard a sinking ship

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When does the winning part start?

As soon as the rest of the team shows up. Apparently some of them were on vacation and got detained at the border. 

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Staffing issues. Link

 

Two sources close to the situation confirm Harward demanded his own team, and the White House resisted.

 

Specifically, Mr. Trump told Deputy National Security Adviser K. T. McFarland that she could retain her post, even after the ouster of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Harward refused to keep McFarland as his deputy, and after a day of negotiations over this and other staffing matters, Harward declined to serve as Flynn’s replacement.

 

McFarland was a FoxNews pundit who last worked for government during the Reagan administration.

 

"Like a fine-tuned machine"

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When does the winning part start?

 

Yesterday's press conference wasn't an example of winning?  :lol:

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Nice thought, but if you have other opportunities, would you elect to work for such an egomaniac / know it all as Trump? First time some intelligence went south, you'd be the fall guy.

 

If I was offered a job, and I had ample evidence that the head boss didn't like, or continually denigrated those that I would have to rely on....I would be nuts to take that job.

 

Trump made it perfectly clear he doesn't respect the Intelligence Community.

 

I'm coming from the perspective that Trump needs to be smothered by competence, because frankly, what we're seeing here is an outright assault on Western Civilization.

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I'm coming from the perspective that Trump needs to be smothered by competence, because frankly, what we're seeing here is an outright assault on Western Civilization.

He doesn't want competent. He wants obsequiousness.

 

Try to picture Trump with a Leon Panetta or a Jim Baker or a Arthur Schlesinger. Just doesn't work.

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...Trump was given a choice: cater to the loyalty and ambitions of his political operatives, who have no competence whatsoever in national security affairs—or install a professional who can build and maintain a functioning national-security apparatus. He chose the former.

 

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He doesn't want competent. He wants obsequiousness.

 

Try to picture Trump with a Leon Panetta or a Jim Baker or a Arthur Schlesinger. Just doesn't work.

 

I agree. The whole purpose of that press conference yesterday was to simultaneously throw a bunch of nonsense out for public consumption. The media will tear into its incredulity; and his arduous supporters will lap it up. I mean, I understand why people otherwise competent people would want to steer clear of this sh..tshow. I only wish that, as an American citizen, they wouldn't.

 

I don't think even Vlad Putin thought in his wildest dreams he'd be this successful at subverting America's version of western civilization. 

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Except to steer the country out of a potential disaster.

 

:confused:

Not sure he could do it alone

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