VoteVets statement on Robert O'Brien being named national security adviser

"Our fear is that Donald Trump ran to find the person so weak that he will just rubber stamp Trump’s every crazy whim that is destabilizing the world" 

WASHINGTON, DC - Will Goodwin, Army veteran and Director of Government Relations for VoteVets, released the following statement on news that Robert O'Brien has been named National Security Adviser, by Donald Trump:

“Robert O’Brien’s experience leading any national security apparatus is paper thin, and we have no indication as to where he stands on many of the deteriorating security issues around the world, which are mostly of Donald Trump’s own making.  Some point to his endorsements of John Bolton, and see someone who is a hawk.  Others look at his ties to Mitt Romney, and see someone less aggressive.  Like a toddler, Donald Trump hates being told, ‘No, you’re wrong.’  O’Brien, meanwhile, has been embarrassingly obsequious in his praise of Trump.  So, our fear is that Donald Trump ran to find the person so weak that he will just rubber stamp Trump’s every crazy whim that is destabilizing the world.  Such a person will undoubtedly make us less safe, and cost American troops their lives.”

Indeed, O'Brien has been embarrassingly obsequious in his praise of Trump. 

Before even being inaugurated, O'Brien penned an op-ed titled, "Trump Just Keeps Winning, in which he wrote, "We may be witnessing the most impressive presidential transition from a national-security standpoint in history." (https://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/trump-just-keeps-winning-americas-allies-are-boosting-18665).

In April, O'Brien said, "The president has had unparalleled success in bringing Americans home without paying concessions, without prisoner exchanges, but through force of will and the goodwill that he’s generated around the world.”

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said O'Brien had also said, "President Donald J. Trump is the greatest hostage negotiator that I know of in the history of the United States." (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/04/26/trump-claims-he-has-been-called-greatest-hostage-negotiator-skepticism-is-warranted/)

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