The headlines proclaim “Adviser reassigned after disagreeing with Trump”, but that isn’t quite the case here. He did more than disagree with him.
Deare reportedly knocked the Trump administration’s handling of Latin American policies during a speech at The Wilson Center Thursday in Washington. He also criticized overall White House dysfunction, Politico reported based on a source.
Source: White House confirms adviser reassigned after disagreeing with Trump – CNNPolitics.com
It sounds more like he slammed the administrations policies in public. That goes a lot further than disagreeing with the president.
It is the job of any adviser to point out opposing opinions to the president and even advocate for them in private. That disagreement should always remain private during the term of the president. Public disclosure of dissent from the presidents advisers can take place after the administration has had its run.
I’m reading this and my imagination kind of walks away with me. When Flynn was in contact with the Russian diplomat was he wearing a Stetson and drinking bourbon? Maybe he was wearing a linen suit and smoking a Cuban cigar. No, I think he was probably wearing a gray jacket with a Nehru collar and petting a fluffy white cat.
What could have been going through his mind?!? Did he act like this when he was an active duty general? Did he have some sort of idea he was some Machiavellian genius? Maybe his two years as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency made him think Trump hired him to be a man of intrigue. No, Trump hired him as someone from the opposing party who could give him a broader understanding of national security.
Good grief this story gives me the willies just thinking that someone scheming and conniving like this was a three star general in our military.
Intelligence officials feared the national security adviser had misled the vice president after saying he did not discuss sanctions with the Russian ambassador.
Source: Justice Department warned White House that Flynn could be vulnerable to Russian blackmail, officials say – The Washington Post