AT THE END OF ANOTHER TERM, TRUMP ENVISIONS ALL-NEW ‘COMPETENT’ NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICIALS
Donald Trump, the former president, recently stated in an interview that if he is elected to a second term, he will put together a new team of national security officials who are “competent” and “loyal.”
Trump’s remarks follow a string of high-profile departures from his National Security Council, including those of Defense Secretary James Mattis and the national security adviser John Bolton.
“I’ve had some great people, but I’ve also had some people who weren’t so great,” Trump said in the interview. “If I’m elected to a second term, I’m going to put together a team of the most competent and loyal people in America.”
Trump did not provide any specific names of potential candidates for his national security team, but he did say that he is looking for people who are “tough” and “willing to stand up for America.”
“I want people who are not afraid to make tough decisions,” Trump said. “I want people who are not afraid to stand up to our enemies.”
Given his history of rash decisions and propensity to fire those who disagree with him, some people are likely to view Trump’s remarks with skepticism. It will be interesting to see who he appoints to his national security team and how those appointments will affect the country’s foreign policy, though, if he wins a second term.
People are likely to have different reactions to what Trump said about putting together a new team of national security officials. Some will see it as proof that he really wants to get things done, while others will see it as proof that he is just trying to get more power.
It’s important to remember that Trump has fired people who didn’t agree with him while acting on impulse. This makes people wonder if he will be able to put together a stable and effective national security team.
If Trump wins a second term, though, it will be interesting to see who he chooses for his national security team and how that affects the country’s foreign policy.