Skip to comments.Trump appoints Michael Flynn as national security adviser: report
Posted on 11/17/2016 2:09:16 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
President-elect Donald Trump has tapped retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn to become his national security adviser, a source with knowledge of the matter has revealed.
The source told NBC Wednesday evening that Trump had settled on Flynn, who was also being considered for the secretary of defense post.
The Daily News could not independently confirm the report, and the Trump campaign did not immediately return a request for comment.
Earlier in the evening, Trump spokesman Jason Miller said the President-elect had met with Flynn and added he would make a "fantastic addition" to the team.
"He has been a companion on the campaign trail quite a bit as we've seen over the past few months," Miller told Fox News' Megyn Kelly.
Flynn, 57, was appointed Defense Intelligence Agency director in 2012, but had his tenure cut short in 2014 after an apparent falling out with top Obama administration officials.
Much aligned with Trump's campaign rhetoric, Flynn claims in a recently published book that the U.S. is losing a "world war" against radical Islam because of "political correctness." In the book, he also claims without proof that American Islamists are attempting to create "an Islamic state right here at home" by pushing to implement "legal standing for Sharia."
The retired three star general has also suggested he might be on board with killing relatives of suspected terrorists and once tweeted, "Fear of Muslims is RATIONAL."
Like Trump, Flynn sees a military ally in controversial Russian President Vladimir Putin, who he was seated next to at a banquet in Moscow last year. Flynn has also appeared several times on the state-owned TV station, Russia Today, which the U.S. State Department has accused of being a mouthpiece for Putin.
Flynn officially threw his support behind Trump when he made a fiery speech at the Republican convention in July. During the speech, Flynn accused President Obama and Hillary Clinton of betraying the core principles of the United States and even led the convention crowd in chants of "Lock her up!"
Flynn is a loose cannon. He won’t last long.
...and were any of us there to see this happen, or are we reading ‘false reporting’...
“Those that know are not talking, those that are talking don’t know”...
Advisor. He can be a loose canon.
I’m betting you’re wrong.
This is good. Now...who for SecDef?
How about General “Mad Dog” Mattis?
Not good. Flynn has lobbied for interests in Turkey and is too close to Erdogan in Turkey - the man who is taking Turkey from decades of secularism to Islamism. The Turks have allowed ISIS fighters to cross their borders to fight Assad. When it is all over they will fight ISIS to clean them out but Turkey wants to control Syria and crush the Kurds. Erdogan is no friend to the US.
“Flynn is a loose cannon. He wont last long.”
If the Obamazoids call him a loose cannon, that is high praise.
If Trump wanted to troll the media speculation, he could have Paul Rubens dressed as Pee Wee Herman show up at Trump Tower and let it slip that they were looking at Chairman of the Joint Chiefs or something.
What’s the name of the Marine general that supported Hellary?
Killing relatives of suspected terrorists? Rut roh. I can see Rachael Mancow’s head exploding.
I remember when reporters got TWO sources before going public with a story.
Now even ONE isn't bothered with.
I’ll believe it when trump says it and not before.
Not good. Flynn has lobbied for interests in Turkey and is too close to Erdogan in Turkey - the man who is taking Turkey from decades of secularism to Islamism.
Yeah, that recent op-ed by Flynn was just bizarre. I don’t see Flynn staying out of trouble long in a Trump admin but Trump obviously values his loyalty. He was one of the first beltway types to get on the Trump train.
Somebody like Flynn makes a bit of sense if Trump is going to have a more hawkish Sec. of State. But based on his history I just don’t think he is the guy. Too flaky.
how is he a loose cannon?....i missed that part.
“This is good. Now...who for SecDef?
How about General Mad Dog Mattis?”
No. I want him as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs.
did not know that.
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