BREAKING: New Name Has SURFACED For Trump’s Secretary Of State – Do You Accept?

BREAKING: New Name Has SURFACED For Trump’s Secretary Of State – Do You Accept?

Donald Trump is rumored to also be considering General David Petraeus as a possible choice for Secretary of State. He has had an impressive military career and there was a time I could have seen Patraeus as president. Those days evaporated as he was swept up in the scandal of his mistress and disclosed intelligence. As that unfolded and Obama dragged a good man through the mud, Petraeus then cuddled up with the Democrats. He also described the President-elect’s anti-Muslim comments as toxic. That should be a disqualifier right there.

For his part, General Petraeus has signaled that if President Trump calls on him, he will serve. The two other leading candidates right now are Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney. I would much prefer John Bolton, but it looks like I probably won’t see that dream come true. I’m sure whomever President Trump picks will be a vast improvement over what we’ve had for the last eight years, so I’m not going to look a gift Secretary of State in the mouth here.

From the BBC:

General David Petraeus, one of the United States’ most prominent military officers, has indicated he would be willing to serve in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration if asked.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, he said: “The only response can be: ‘yes, Mr President’.”

He served as a senior officer under Presidents Bush and Obama. He was the commander of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan, before retiring from the military to take the top position in the Central Intelligence Agency.

Asked if he thought Mr Trump had the correct temperament to be the US President, he said: “It’s up to Americans at this point in time not only to hope that that is the case, but if they can, endeavour to help him.”

He then indicated he would personally serve under Mr Trump if asked.

“If you’re asked, you’ve got to serve – put aside any reservations based on campaign rhetoric… and figure out what’s best for the country,” he said.

“I’ve been in a position before where a president has turned to me in the Oval Office in a difficult moment, without any pleasantries, and said ‘I’m asking you as your president and Commander in Chief to take command of the international security force in Afghanistan.’

“The only response can be: ‘yes, Mr President,’” he continued.

General Petraeus was indirectly critical of some of Donald Trump’s rhetoric during the presidential election campaign, describing the president elect’s anti-Muslim comments as toxic.

Though initially critical of Trump, Petraeus has warmed to him and says he has heard many good things about him. Actually, I don’t think anyone really knows yet who Trump will tap for the position, but he’ll probably do so in the next week or so. I’m not sure Petraeus with his baggage is the right fit here after having to resign from the CIA. He’s damaged goods and the Leftists will be all over him, but maybe that is not the most important thing. Petraeus is nothing if not a legendary leader. A Senate confirmation could get ugly though.

Considering that Petraeus and Clinton got caught up in similar scandals, this would be a thumb in the eye of the Left. Republicans argue that compared to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State, Petraeus did little wrong — a point repeatedly endorsed by Trump. And there is no doubt that compared to John Kerry, Petraeus is a giant. Lurch has been useless in the position. Patraeus would be commanding in it.


Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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