February 14, 2017

Trump Must Channel Reagan on His Next National Security Advisor

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Thirty-five years ago, the tenure of a National Security Advisor to the President was prematurely truncated by a scandal. Ronald Reagan’s choice of Richard Allen’s successor proved to be one of the most consequential of his presidency. Donald Trump is now facing a similar moment – and must make a similar choice.

Early in 1982, President Reagan selected a man of extraordinary competence and vision: William P. Clark.

Judge Clark helped develop and execute the strategy Mr. Reagan used to defeat his time’s “existential threat to freedom”: namely, Soviet communism. President Trump recognizes “communism with a God” – Sharia-supremacism – to be a similar threat to today’s America. 

Like Ronald Reagan, he needs a “top hand” who has the judgment and ability to staff up and guide a national security team to achieve Victory over Jihad. Retired Lieutenant General William “Jerry” Boykin is that man.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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