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Friday, February 17, 2017

President Donald Trump's choice for National Security Adviser has turned down the job offer. Retired Vice-Admiral Robert Harward was widely tipped for the post after Trump fired Michael Flynn on Monday. A White House official said Harward cited family and financial commitments, but US media said the sticking point was he wanted to bring in his own team. Flynn had misled Vice President Mike Pence over his conversations with Russia's ambassador to the US. The latest setback emerged hours after Trump robustly denied media reports of White House disarray, insisting his administration was running like a "fine-tuned machine."


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Harward told the Associated Press the Trump administration was "very accommodating to my needs, both professionally and personally." "It's purely a personal issue," added the 60-year-old former Navy Seal who is currently based in Abu Dhabi as an executive for US defense contractor Lockheed Martin. Asked about reports that he had asked to bring in his own staff at the National Security Council, Harward said: "I think that's for the president to address."


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This is a guy who is likely more than competent for the job because he has common sense.

He turned Trump down.

Last one to board the Titanic still ended up going down.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-02-16 10:49 PM | Reply

That's embarrassing. "Uh, no. thank you." haha

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-02-16 11:04 PM | Reply

Trump's Pick For National Security Adviser Rejects Job Offer After Erratic Press Conference
Oh my... My guess was right!

#3 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-02-16 11:10 PM | Reply

According to reports on Thursday evening, retired Vice Admiral Robert Harward turned down an offer from Donald Trump to serve as National Security Adviser, and cited the ongoing chaos in the White House as the reason why.

A friend of Harward's spoke with CNN and said the decorated military officer referred to the offer as a "---- sandwich."

This guy is definitely overqualified for any position within the Trump Administration because he appears to be sane, lucid, intelligent and insightful.

#4 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-02-16 11:27 PM | Reply

What? You mean people aren't lining up to work for a dumpster fire?

#5 | Posted by 726 at 2017-02-17 08:09 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

This happens all the time there is nothing here to get all GIDDY about..

#6 | Posted by ATaxpayer at 2017-02-17 10:24 AM | Reply

Seems like a pretty bright person that now clearly understands that anyone still supporting or working for this administration has declared that they're an enemy of the Republic.

#7 | Posted by Reagan58 at 2017-02-17 10:29 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

He may have heard that press rant yesterday.

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2017-02-17 12:59 PM | Reply

Suddenly, important men, all across the nation, men of high status and power....

are cowering behind their desks...

like a school child hoping to not be called on.

#9 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-02-17 02:56 PM | Reply

Might want to take that machine back to the shop for some additional fine-tuning, DJT.

#10 | Posted by cbob at 2017-02-17 03:15 PM | Reply

‘He didn't want to work for Putin'


On Thursday, after a 77-minute meltdown of a press conference, Trump's national security pick to replace Flynn, retired Vice Admiral Robert Harward, turned down the offer, reportedly calling it a "--- sandwich," according to CNN's Jake Tapper

#11 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2017-02-17 03:26 PM | Reply

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