Maginnis: Trump wants less-hawkish advice on national security

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
 | 
Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Ambassador John BoltonThe surprise resignation of John Bolton demonstrates that President Donald Trump is not a hawkish president, says a national defense analyst.

Bolton’s departure as national security advisor to President Trump was announced via Twitter on Tuesday, when the president said he was departing due to disagreeing “strongly” with the president.

A Republican familiar with the disagreements said the adviser's opposition to a possible meeting between Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was a factor in the dismissal.

Bolton also disagreed with the president's efforts to reach out to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

Maginnis

Bob Maginnis, a senior fellow for national security at the Family Research Council, says it appears Bolton was too hawkish for President Trump.

“It would seem that he was always hard and fast at using the toughest measure,” Maginnis says of Bolton, when President Trump believes in talking to people to reach a peaceful solution.

“I would rather have our president talking to these people,” Maginnis says, “rather than have our young men and women going and dying for a cause that perhaps was not worth it." 

President Trump needs to find a replacement who is more of a “team player” for Trump’s administration, Maginnis says,

 

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

FEATURED PODCAST

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

When the Democratic Party woos black voters during election time, they most often hear…

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

  FBI lawyer investigated over altered Russia probe document
California court invalidates law requiring Trump tax returns
  Leading white Democrats court black votes; some find trouble
Obama warns against 'purity tests' in Democratic primary
Impeachment hearing takeaways: Day 5

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Another alleged racist hoax strikes again
Public schools K–12: Reality fades to zero
What to do when the Chikin is chicken?
The tragedy of the ‘trans’ child
Warren's scheme to replace your private health insurance with her 'Medicare For All' plan

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
Confidence in Netanyahu as he scrambles to form gov't

Netanyahu versus GantzAn American-born Israeli author and former politician hopes that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can form a government – and fast.