Trump Names Steve Bannon to Nat’l Security Council

President Donald Trump took some criticism from both sides of the aisle this weekend after restructuring his National Security Council to make room for one of his top political advisers. The administration announced Saturday that White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon would be a full member of the council despite his relative lack of military/intelligence experience.

Sen. John McCain spoke out against the decision on CBS’s Face the Nation on Sunday. “I am worried about the National Security Council,” he said. “Who are the members of it and who are the permanent members? The appointment of Mr. Bannon is something which is a radical departure from any National Security Council in history.”

Well, it’s pretty clear to anyone – supporter or not – that this administration is a “radical departure” from what this country has been doing in the past. You could have missed the entire campaign and still gathered as much from Trump’s inauguration speech, which promised a new day in America. And every day of his presidency since last Friday has, indeed, been unlike anything we’ve seen in modern times.

Now the question is why Republicans like McCain are so afraid of an executive branch shakeup. Why are they suddenly so concerned about letting Muslims from terrorist-riddled nations into the country? We can take solace in the fact that McCain and Lindsey Graham are among the only GOPers speaking out, but that’s still two too many. How is it that these guys can’t see that this is the culmination of everything conservatives have fought for over the last decade?

As president, Trump has every right to restructure his advisory councils as he sees fit. What, would McCain rather he surround himself with people he doesn’t trust? People who think the United States should just keep on plugging away at the Obama Doctrine of foreign policy? What sense does that make? Trump has made it crystal clear that he is going to break from traditional American foreign policy, and he’s certainly going in a different direction than his predecessor.

Besides, this isn’t as wildly unprecedented as it looks. Several media outlets were even gracious enough to admit that Obama’s political strategist, David Axelrod, had been known to sit in on NSC meetings. Maybe he wasn’t a full member of the council, but we’re talking about semantics. If anything, we should give Trump credit for the additional layer of transparency – something that was sorely missed in the Obama years.

 

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  1. It is good to have the perspective of a civilian on the NSC. Bannon will bring to the table what the average, every day American feels is a threat to their safety because of the policies of the previous administration and will be in a position to change those policies. He will work FOR us instead of against us.

  2. Mc Cain and Graham are the ones I don’t trust..And not too sure about Paul Ryan he seems like a snake.

    • In ancient times snakes were honored, the Caduceus, the staff of Asclepius are two examples.

    • Take it from me, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, AND Paul Ryan are ALL SNAKES, and I wouldn’t trust any one of them as far as I’d trust a Dog with my supper!!!! They need to get on board and let President Trump do what needs to be done to get rid of vermin like them!!!!!!!!!!

      • Lock up the traitor OBAMA. Today he encouraged violent protesters. Obama is a national security threat

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        • Gitmo would be a good place for him there is plenty of room since he released most of the terriosts

    • Trump should be careful with Repubs and TPs in Congress. They are waiting for him to make a mistake and then they will impeach him. I do not trust Repubs for many of them were raised wrong and are corrupt. They are sneaky; will laugh with you but will stab you in the back when you’re absent. I would never trust people like Giuliani, Sean Hannity, Bill O’rielly, Pence and others now around Trump.

      • I hope that doesn’t happen..This country would go nowhere again..We need a business man running this country..They need to realize that. And I hope they all help him do this with their best intentions.

      • He hasn’t done anything to get impeached plus we have a republican majority in both houses. I also trust those men you mentioned.

        • Those Repubs and TPs in Congress are his enemies. I would never trust Ted Cruz, Rubio, Giulian, Rich Perry, Gov. Sanford etc. These can laugh with and then stab you in the back in your absence. As a whole I don’t trust GOPers.

          • It’s only the RINO’s in the GOP that cannot be trusted, I named THREE of them in my original comment and you can’t trust 99% of the DUMOCRATS!!!!

        • Lock OBAMA up he is a security threat. Today he encouraged violent protesters. LOCK OBAMA UP. TRAITOR OBAMA IS

  3. Don’t know anything about Bannon but Howdy Doody would be an improvement over any Commiecrat Obongo appointed!

  4. Yeah, it’s good to have a white supremacist, kkk/nazi sympthizer as your right hand man. HAIR DRUMPF and HEIR GOEBBELS, I mean BANNON.

    • The KKK is a hallmark of the Democrat party. Also NAZI party was socialist party. Steve is neither. Are you suffering with projection?

      • True, still many racist democrats, especially in the south. But the repub party has been hijacked by kkk, white supremacist, nazi’s, russian sympathixzer and radical theocrats, what have you as evidenced by many of the appointees of HAIR DRUMPF; BANNON, SPICER, SESSIONS, MICHAEL FLYNN, MNUCHIN, TILLERSON, TOM PRICE et al and SUPER PROPAGANDIST, KELLYANNE CONWAY!!

        • I am sure you can back your statements. The NSDAP is no longer around. As to the KKK, can you prove that any Republican has been Hijacked, David Duke cannot be counted because he started as in the KKK and has claimed to be a Republican Democrat, Socialist, etc.. You do know that a Theocratic government rule in the name of God or gods.Which of them have called for a theocratic state?

    • Would you still rather have Herr obama and his bunch of traitorous lackeys RUINING OUR COUNTRY???? President Trump IS NOT a kkk/nazi sympathizer!!!! Herr obama and his puppeteer GEORGE SOROS are the kkk/nazi sympathizers!!!!

      • “WRONG” Steve Bannon is the face of white supremacy, the kkk and nazi’s. HAIR DRUMPF, by his association, is guilty. He may not be pulling the lever, but is most assuredly suppling all the rope needed to his co-harts!

  5. Good! Bannon’s a hard-nosed kind of guy who has our country’s best interests at heart. He’s Oxford educated, a former Naval officer and is not a pander bear. In other words, he believes strongly in”America First,” and he’ll tell the liberal bed wetters to go pound sand when he thinks they’re wrong, which is 95 percent of the time.

  6. Songbird and traitor John McCain is no one to speak.
    Give us intelligent people pro America not traitors like Obama and McCain.
    Good job Trump

  7. Lindsey Graham and McCain should resign from their globalist positions and go to retirement they so richly don’t deserve. You are both traitors to your country and deserve every bad thing that happens coming your way. I think you will leave office in disgrace for the disgraceful way you have served in your tenure of “senators”. You do not serve the people of this country but you are the lapdogs of globalization which means you are supported by George Soros more than likely. What a couple of bums you are!

  8. if McCain & Graham are against him, I’M FOR HIM ! ! !

  9. Did McCain express his thoughts to Potus or just the msm? Never quite sure where he’s coming from.

  10. Trump is president and he can structure his committees how ever he wants to.
    Ogayarab simply loaded up everything with political hacks, bj specialists, and radical idiots

  11. BFD. Ogayarab put islimic terrorists sympathizers in national security positions. He embraced the muslime brotherhood and gave them power over training of law enforcement

  12. McCain and Graham both need to take a four year vacation and let Trump vote for them and , shut the hell up!

  13. I think McCain and Graham should join the democrat party, they back them all the time.
    Everyone should take note of all the democrats and republicans that stir trouble and work against the agenda
    that the people called for Trump to do and vote them out as their term is up or recall them.

  14. McCain is a Democrat; and with that, I mean a jackass.

    Trump was right in criticizing McCain; he’s a talentless hack who got captured flying a plane he never should have been allowed to fly, except that his dad was a Rear Admiral. His fellow prisoners don’t remember him with any respect (they referred to him as the Hanoi Hilton Canary), and why should we? He needs to go.

    Lindsey Graham is a man-partless wonder, and a RINO of immense proportions; he’s never had a principle he’s been unwilling to sell out, and he incessantly capitulates to the Democrats. He’s as useless as an airbag on a surfboard. He also needs to go.

    Can’t the people of these states pull their heads out of their butts and get rid of these totally worthless pieces of human debris?

  15. ADD MATCH MCCONEEL TO THAT LIST. HE REACHED ACROSS THE AISLE TO VOTE TO BURN THE FLAG WITH 40 DEMMO COMMOS. 40 DAYS BEFORE 911 SJR7. TRUMP NEEDS 10 MORE SENATE SEATS. YOU SEE DICK DURBAN PLAYING DELAY. HE VOTES TO BURN THE FLAG . HE VOTES FOR PBA AND NO ANASTHESIA FOR BABIES IN DEMOCRAT CHOP SHOPS. ON THE FLOOR OF THE SENATE HE LABELED THE ENTIRE USMC TERRORISTS. TRUMP NEED 10 MORE SENATORS.

  16. McCain is a lost cause. I agree with TRUMP on this one. I would rather my hero’s had not been captured.

  17. The Manchurian candidate, the look alike Uncle Fester “McShame” needs to be sent back to Viet Nam to be deprogrammed, along with his fairy side-kick “Graham Cracker”, both of whom are NWO-elitist treacherous bastards! The “Re-PUNK-lican” leader(less)ship are all part of the two-headed, one totalitarian NWO oligarchy! REVOLUTION will be the final SOLUTION – guaranteed! Armr=============?, we will be needing them unless you have no problem being a slave to the State and living a life of squalor, misery and serfdom while these bastards live the lives of kings and queens as they currently are doing on the public dole!

  18. President Trump has a vision for America and it is too make her self sufficient, strong and secure. WHAT IS SO DIFFICULT FOR LIBERALS AND RINOS (McCain & Lindsey) TO UNDERSTAND? Are they so entrenched in obama’s twisted and sick manuevers to weaken our country under his pathetic guise of “building” America? OR are they truly lost mentally abt what is best for our Nation? Either way, it’s time to get on board this “Change Train” and back President Trump’s actions. Why?

    Because if THEY don’t, the only person THEY’LL be hurting is THEMSELVES! GET OVER YOURSELVES AND GET WITH THE PROGRAM OF MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

    FYI: For those of you who are not familiar with Georgy Soros, do the research NOW!! He is President Trump’s arch enemy that worked closely with obama to weaken America and create chaos here. Soros is a billionnaire with the ability to fund many anti-Trump organizations (even creating more as I write this) to create anger and division in our Country. He funds Black Lives Matter as well as La Raza – both anti-American groups.

    Soros is s Globalist and has been trying to create chaos in Europe with the “Orchestrated Muslim Refugee Movement” forced on Germany, Sweden, Belgium, Switzerland, etc.

    Interestingly, Soros own birth country, Hungary, closed their borders to the muslims and backed it with military tanks, etc. Hungary knows how evil Soros is and refuses to be a part of anything he does. Why is that? Because when soros was 14 years old in Hitler’s Youth Military, he sold his FAMILY out (because he is Jewish) and was paid chump change to do that. His family went to the Concentration Camps and death while Soros played good little Soldier for Hitler. Despicable, devious and evil AT 14 YEARS OLD!

    So if you have no knowledge of Georgy Soros – Learn about the BIGGEST THREAT TO OUR NATION’S SECURITY AND PEACE OF MIND SO YOU CAN INFORM EVERYONE YOU KNOW THAT SOROS WANTS AMERICA FRAGMENTED, CHAOTIC, AND BLEEDING. HE IS NOT A FRIEND OF AMERICA BUT HER SWORN ENEMY.

    • You have done your homework on Soros. He is pure evil.

    • Michael Dennewitz

      I am 72yo, a Vietnam vet and I have NEVER seen so much shit flying. WHY didn’t any of this happen when the halfbred little faggot was seated, NOT legally elected?? Just look at all the shit this country could have avoided. And the little velcro headed bastard is still LIVING OFF US! Why are he and the benghazi bitch NOT in Gitmo?? ??

      • All valid questions,and I’m sure like you and I millions of other Americans would also like the answers.I personally think the Demorats and the RINO’s were in lock step with B.O. and they all thought Trump didn’t have a chance,and they are still in shock over the overwhealming loss.We came within a hair of losing our Country.
        Contact your Senators and tell them to support and confirm Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.This is very important.He will shift the balance and bring our Country back to the Conservative Side.He will rule according to the Constitution not try to make law from the bench.

      • Nail on the head. Obama is a threat to national security. He should be locked up. This traitor OBAMA called for more violent protests. LOCK OBAMA UP

  19. One can tell the truth about national security and let the political winds blow as they may.

    One can say what is politically advantageous about national security and let real security blow away.

    We all know which President Bannon does.

  20. Michael Dennewitz

    mccain suffers from brain damage. I watched as they loaded him onto the ship while we were there! We would have been better off if we would have left his traitor ass there!! ??

  21. Richard Muccillo Nmd Dcm

    Mcpain needs to be retired –can not believe Arizona elected this fake war hero –more like coward

  22. McCain and Graham need to retire. Let them move to Mexico and start a kumquat orchard or farm or whatever. Maybe they could start a bullfrog ranch also. They could croak along with the frogs.

  23. Obama today in his supporting and calling for violent protesters is a national security threat. This makes Tokyo Rose ? a sweet and caring Grandma. Lock Obama up now. Obama is a clear and present danger to the United States and to all Americans. Do not play Mr. “Nice. Guy” please PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP with the enemy within that enemy is the OBAMAS.

  24. While I’m not a fan of Mr. Bannon and some of his comments have been problematic for me, I must agree that President Trump certainly has the right to name whomever he trusts to the Security Council.

    I must add that I’m getting pretty sick and tired of Senator John McCain and Lindsey and their constant bellyaching about almost everything that conservatives are concerned about. Sen. McCain, you lost your presidential election and Sen. graham, you didn’t even place in your primary election.

    Perhaps it’s time to reconsider your out views as they surely don’t seem to be what your constituents are concerned with. Perhaps there are a few people in the electorate that might be a little smarter than the two of you. Let’s see how Trump does after the first 6 months, I understand that an elected president who actually do what he promised is a concept unfamiliar to most politicians.

    Fred Speckmann
    commonsenseforamericans@yahoo.com

  25. If McCain is worried I like it! This man is so entrenched in the status quo he’s sinking in it. We elected Donald Trump just to shake up the old guard like John McCain, I’d say our choice of candidate to do that is point on!

    • I typed in OBAMA encouraged protesters
      Whole page came up going back quite some time to most recently. You should be able to, also and it is on google. This is not an isolated incident calling for violence in protesting. Another page Trump and other leaders ask OBAMA to speak against violence which he refused. Look it up!!

  26. I do not like Banbnon and he scares the shite out of me talking that USA will be at war.
    I elected Trump and Pence not this schmuck.
    How did he even pass FBI CIA vetting for he has the highest security clearance.
    Yet Trump removed men/women who needs to be on the council.
    TRUMP you best think again about Bannon and encourage him to resign.

  27. Mc Lame should retire. He’s more damnocrat than republican. He seems to have control over the repub’s in Az. I won’t vote damnocrat, so I write in Kelli Ward. If we use write ins en mass maybe we the people can get rid of him and Flake too while we’re at it.

  28. ROX just found out he is on Soros pay roll,you tube,theirs a whole list there

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