Trump’s Sec. of State pick crucial: Listen to advisers on this one

The initial intrigue surrounding President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Secretary of State is drifting off into the land of frustration. Conservatives who previously had their interest piqued waiting to see who would be tapped for the key post are less than fond of shameless, name-calling Trump detractor former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Watch as Romney lopes away from questioning reporters after meeting with Trump.

The fact that the duplicitous Romney traveled to Arizona on multiple occasions to support John McCain‘s re-re-re-re-re-reelection for another 6-year senate term in his 80’s, does little to win him praise from Trump’s stalwart base. McCain withdrew his lukewarm endorsement of Trump prior to the presidential election. Jeff Flake, show-boater extraordinaire, refused to endorse the Republican nominee.

Also under consideration for Secretary of State is David Petraeus, former general and C.I.A director, who has also met with Trump. Still on probation (Court Order linked in news report) for revealing classified information, he would need authorization to move to D.C. But the real deal breaker is his teaming up with former AZ U.S. Rep. Gabby Gifford’s hypocritical husband Mark Kelly, to form a gun control group, bearing the slick sounding name, “The Veterans Coalition for Common Sense.” Let’s face facts, evidence of “common sense” flies out the window when the Second Amendment is constrained. Bearing Arms uses some tough but accurate language to describe the new gun control group for veterans.

John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations or Rudy Giuliani, a steadfast Trump loyalist and former New York City mayor are much better choices than either Mitt Romney or David Petraeus.

After liberal heads were spinning following Donald Trump’s exercise of diplomacy in his phone call with the president of Taiwan, John Bolton summed the move up perfectly, saying “the president of the United States will talk to whomever he wants if he thinks it’s in the interest of the United States, and nobody in Beijing gets to dictate who we talk to.” Trump later tweeted “Did China ask us if it was OK to devalue their currency (making it hard for our companies to compete), heavily tax our products going into their country (the U.S. doesn’t tax them) or to build a massive military complex in the middle of the South China Sea? I don’t think so!”

Godfather enthusiasts will recall Michael Corleone saying, “Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.” In some circumstances there might be some validity to that adage, but not when you’re the President of the United States and selecting a top adviser. Trustworthiness and loyalty should also be considerations.

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5 Responses to Trump’s Sec. of State pick crucial: Listen to advisers on this one

  1. Saguaro Sam says:

    John Bolton is brilliant.
    He understands the game, knows the players, and could be Trump’s Johnny Unitas. (as Johnny U. played for the Baltimore Colts, John Bolton is a Batlmore kid, too—his father was a city firefighter.)

    Petreaus’ former chick on the side is all over the British press today, claiming that she is a “victim”——that Davey is up for another top job and her life is in a shambles.
    How much would a commercial airline have to charge him for all that baggage he carries with him?

    Meanwhile, Leoturdo DeCrapio, overpaid Hollywood leftist actor and lethario, was meeting with Trump and Ivanka today regarding green energy.
    I had read weeks ago that Ivanka has fallen hook, line, and sinker for the global warming lie. That’s what happens when a girl grows up in a city where trucked-in live Christmas trees are selling for
    $1,000 and up (story in NYPost earlier this week)

    Noise being made that Sears may file for bankruptcy. Let’s see if Trump will jump in on that one.

    • Dennis O'Brien says:

      I agree that Ivanka needs to get her head on straight on some of these issues. She was the influence on Trump’s extended family leave BS. As a successful businesswoman who is taking a hit from the leftie women who are boycotting her clothing line because they hate her father, she should know better than to fall for the climate BS they peddle. Beside radical liberal Leonardo DiCaprio, Trump has also met with the true nutcase Al Gore. Who comes next? Commie-loving (so sad over Fidel Castro’s death) climate change fanatic Pope Francis?

      And yes, John Bolton is brilliant!

  2. Maggie says:

    I’ll male this simple and to the point. I didn’t vote for Mitt Romney because he is an arrogant liberal whose Romneycare in Massachusetts was the blueprint for Obamacare. Trump would be disappointing a lot of his own supporters if he put this guy who called our next president a con man and a fraud. I think he was describing himself.

    Plus, I would never trust a McCain supporter.

  3. Conservative Since Birth says:

    General Petraeus, from what I’ve read, is a politician first, then a military person. That may be why he’s into the gun control thing. Hope president-elect Trump chooses someone else.

    There is nothing I can say about Mittens Romney that would be civil. He was pathetic when he ran against Obama, calling himself a “severe conservative.” You can only laugh. He was much more vicious against Trump than he was Obama. I wish he’d get off the stage.

    John Bolton would be a good pick. Rudy could certainly do the job, but it seems an odd place to put him, although I’ve read that he’d like it. He’d be great in a security type situation – like killing ISIS.

    Agree with SRAZ’s above posting, especially the last paragraph regarding friends/enemies.

  4. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Not an ounce of concern for America. All anger and ego.

    McCain: I’ll answer ‘stupid, idiotic’ Trump questions next year | TheHill
    http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/309041-mccain-ill-answer-stupid-idiotic-trump-questions-next-year