|Vice Admiral Robert Harward.|
President Donald Trump’s choice for national security adviser, retired Vice Admiral Robert Harward, has turned down the offer, sources familiar with Harward’s decision said on Thursday.
Harward was offered the job after Michael Flynn was fired by Trump on Monday for misleading Vice President Mike Pence over his conversations with Russia’s ambassador to the United States.
Two sources familiar with the decision said Harward turned down the job in part because he wanted to bring in his own team.
That put him at odds with Trump, who had told Flynn’s deputy, K.T. McFarland, that she could stay.
This seems to have come as somewhat of a surprise to Trump who had vaguely referred to Harward in that wild and crazy press conference earlier in the day.
I really do think that at this point Trump is going to have some difficulty finding folks excited about joining his administration, and those he DOES find willing will certainly NOT be the cream of the crop.
After all would you be willing to board a vessel when you already see the crew preparing the lifeboats for the inevitable disaster?