Another loss: Trump’s pick to replace Flynn declines offer

Posted by | February 17, 2017 05:58 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly Politics

This does not look good in the least:

Robert S. Harward, the retired vice admiral and former Navy SEAL who was President Trump’s top choice to replace his ousted national security adviser, on Thursday turned down the post in the latest setback for a White House already in turmoil.

“This job requires 24 hours a day, seven days a week focus and commitment to do it right,” Mr. Harward said in a statement. “I currently could not make that commitment.”

He added that since retiring from a 40-year military career, he now had “the opportunity to address financial and family issues that would have been challenging in this position.”

Two senior administration officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the matter, confirmed that Mr. Harward cited family and financial considerations in turning down the post.

Via Raw Story comes this tweet from Jake Tapper, in which Harward uses a somewhat less polite term for the job given the situation at the White House:

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5 responses to Another loss: Trump’s pick to replace Flynn declines offer

  1. Suzanne McFly February 17th, 2017 at 07:26

    That is why rump has a lot of nuts in his cabinet, you have to be nuts to join that team.

  2. Roctuna February 17th, 2017 at 07:29

    Dear Leader offers great Sh*t Sandwiches. The BEST Sh*t Sandwiches. Harward would get tired of eating such good sh*t. Plus, he can wash it down with orange kool-aid!

  3. Gina Bousquet February 17th, 2017 at 12:02

    He didn’t want to accept working for Putin.

  4. robert February 17th, 2017 at 12:10

    So the admiral doesn’t like to eat trump sh*t sandwiches

    Very understandable

  5. arc99 February 17th, 2017 at 13:28

    Not an original work, but entirely appropriate

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