Trump has Great Expectations of A New Safety Adviser
Trump has Great Expectations of A New Safety Adviser. US President Donald Trump has appointed a new national security adviser. Robert O’Brien becomes the fourth person in that post under Trump. “He’s going to do a great job,” said the president.
Trump’s first national security adviser, Mike Flynn, only lasted 24 days. He resigned because of allegations that he had lied about his contacts with the Russians. Herbert McMaster and John Bolton followed.
The latter adviser, known as a hawk, lost his job earlier this month. Trump often said he disagreed with him. “I strongly disagreed with many in the government with many of his suggestions, so I asked him for his resignation,” Trump said.
The president showed on Twitter that he has high expectations of O’Brien. “He is currently the very successful Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.” In that capacity, O’Brien played a coordinating role on hostage issues abroad.