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#1 FatBoy

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:01 PM

Donny's choice says no thanks.

 

http://www.cnn.com/2...role/index.html


Edited by FatBoy, 16 February 2017 - 08:04 PM.

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#2 ms maggie

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:04 PM

No surprise. Quality guy.

#3 Calamari

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:06 PM

No reason to jump on to the sinking ship.


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#4 EnochRoot

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:06 PM

No reason to jump on to the sinking ship.

 

 

Except to steer the country out of a potential disaster.

 

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:09 PM

Except to steer the country out of a potential disaster.

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

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:13 PM

Except to steer the country out of a potential disaster.
 
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The suspect that if you're not on board with Bannon, you're toast.
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#7 soulflower

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:26 PM

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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#8 FatBoy

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:35 PM

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


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#9 bmorepunk

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:41 PM

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.

#10 Calamari

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:41 PM

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, 16 February 2017 - 09:05 PM.

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#11 zenwalk

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:01 PM

Donny's choice says no thanks.

 

http://www.cnn.com/2...role/index.html

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.

Edited by zenwalk, 16 February 2017 - 09:02 PM.

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#12 Calamari

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:45 PM

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


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:50 PM

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. 


Edited by zenwalk, 16 February 2017 - 09:52 PM.

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#14 soulflower

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:06 PM

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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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:44 PM

Except to steer the country out of a potential disaster.

:confused:


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.

Edited by SmarterThanYou, 16 February 2017 - 10:48 PM.


#16 ms maggie

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:48 PM

When does the winning part start?

#17 SmarterThanYou

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:49 PM

When does the winning part start?



Maybe the next Admin?

But rest assured, Trump will take credit for all future successes, in perpetuity.

Edited by SmarterThanYou, 16 February 2017 - 10:50 PM.


#18 FatBoy

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:51 PM

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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#19 ODENTON

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:17 AM

Smart man......keep your distance.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:13 AM

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.

 

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