Trump taps military strategist as national security adviser

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  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Feb. 21, 2017 11:45 a.m.

    Let's hope the 3rd time is the charm. Only 4 weeks in and he offers the job to his 3rd candidate. The country has not seen since ignorance and arrogance in the WH in over 150 years.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    Feb. 21, 2017 7:38 a.m.

    Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will not listen to Trump's ignorance. He will do what is right and will not listen to Trump's little puppets.

  • MikeS. Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 21, 2017 7:09 a.m.

    Wait a minute, didn't Trump say he "know(s) more about ISIS than the generals do"?

  • Jim Chee Ka'anapali, HI
    Feb. 20, 2017 8:46 p.m.

    Why is it that Donald Trump gets good people to fill positions in the administration and then moves to limit their authority? He goes against reason and tradition by putting a purely political appointee, Steve Bannon, on the National Security Council while pulling out the Secretary of Defense and the Director of National Intelligence. Was this a ploy to make the NSC less than it should be?

    And then he has his own son-in-law, Jared Kushner, acting as the Shadow Secretary of State moving in to take over the work of Rex Tillerson. What are we supposed to say about this?

    Yes, Trump is a micro-manager and likes to be in charge of all decisions coming out of his office. Having Bannon on the NSC makes its work subject to Trump's whim. Also, the same can be said about the DoS. We see this with many of the different cabinet departments where he has installed unqualified and inept people with distinct political agendas to either reduce or dismantle their various cabinet departments. Look at Betsy DeVos, Rick Perry, Tom Price, and Ben Carson, not to mention administrative staff Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller, and Kellyanne Conway.

  • GingerMarshall Brooklyn, OH
    Feb. 20, 2017 6:35 p.m.

    Well... he is a Lt General, so I think it probably goes without saying that he is "a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience."

    The question on the table, though, is "integrity."

    Will he have the integrity of Admiral Harwell, who took a look at the compromises and chaos and "noped right out of there."

    Or will he have the "integrity" of Flynn...?

  • banliberals SLC, UT
    Feb. 20, 2017 3:48 p.m.

    Could we get Donald some big ears and have him give more speeches where he quotes and talks about himself 75 times in 15 minutes........Nah Just kidding!

    Enough with that foolishness....lets move on with this Security Advisor and hope he cleans house like the Sec of State who fired the State Dept. floor full of Obama leakers!

  • UtahTroutStalker Draper, UT
    Feb. 20, 2017 3:17 p.m.

    Hopefully this guy will have enough guts to stand up to President Bannon, uh I mean Trump, and declare he has some autonomy in how he runs this agency.

  • The Meliorist Grande Cache, 00
    Feb. 20, 2017 2:54 p.m.

    The poor guy looks like he's not too excited about the job. And I love all the gauche gold bling in the background of the Maralago. Looks like some wierd Egyptian ride at Disneyland.

    Trump is already way out-golfing Obama. But I mean after the stressful couple of weeks what with the Bowling Green Massacre and then the terrorist attacks in Sweden I don't blame him for taking a little rest time.

    And now that he has officially announced he is running for President in 2020 he's going to be a very busy guy.

    Rest up while you can Donald, you've got another Twitter session at 4AM. Right after your call with Putin and your spray tan session with Billy Bush.