Obama's People Must Not Determine Trump's Policies

by SECURE FREEDOM MINUTE March 16, 2017

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This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

The average Trump voter would probably find it unbelievable that two months into the presidency they elected to replace Barack Obama's, the government is still almost entirely in the hands of Obama appointees. Even more troubling are the elevation of some of the most problematic of those hold-overs to influential positions in the Donald Trump administration.

Take, for example, Sahar Nowrouzzadeh who is being put in charge of Iran policy in President Trump's State Department. He formerly lobbied for Iran and then became a leading architect of the Iran nuclear deal Candidate Trump properly derided.

Seasoned Washington observers know that, in government, people are policy. President Trump's administration will be unable to deliver on his promised policy changes if he continues to rely on people who not only opposed him, but were responsible for the very policies he seeks to change.

This is Frank Gaffney.

The latest from Frank Gaffney, Jr.  Frank is the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Read his FSM articles - click here.


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