Awhile back after the election of Trump I was concerned about his lack of any actual experience to run a country….some said that he was a successful CEO and I pointed out that a nation is NOT the same as a business…..not many agreed with me…but that is the nature of having an opinion.
Another commenter pointed out that no president has had the experience to run a country….and that I agree….they said that it was basically an OJT gig and he would learn as he goes…..that is somewhat accurate and after reading around the other day I found an article that goes along with my discussion from my recent past…..
Every time it is hoped that things inside the Trump White House will get better, we are hit by the news of another mishap and reports of escalating chaos. The latest one is the report that Vice Admiral (retired) Bob Harward rejected Trump’s offer to serve as his National Security Adviser. A confidant of Harward described that offer to CNN as a “s…t sandwich.” At a more mundane level, Harward turned down the offer because he could not take his personal staff with him to his prospective job. That is an important reason for any top-level job, but especially for operating as an effective NSA. Now that Lt. General H. R. McMaster has become Trump’s newest NSA, an interesting question is whether he will have the autonomy to have his own staff. For President Trump, the dual crises for now are: learning how to handle crises as a greenhorn, while deciding whether to give up or retain America’s global primacy.
His appointment of McMaster to State illustrates a good choice (in my opinion…but one that is unacceptable to others)….is it possible that he, Trump, is learning as he goes?
A good question and as it is right now….I believe it was a bit of luck that put McMaster’s name in front of the president. He, Trump, still does not show that he has a grip on who to nominate and where.
Yes, it is early….maybe too early to be critical…….but Hell that never stopped me before….why would it now?