Donald Trump’s mounting missteps

Senior Republicans and military figures were shocked at the refusal by a respected former military leader to take the top security job

19th February, 2017
US president Donald Trump during a press conference at the White House last week Picture: Getty

‘A shit sandwich” is how Vice Admiral Robert S Harward described the job offer from the president of the United States that would have catapulted him into what is widely regarded as the most important job in any administration.

News that Harward had turned down the chance to replace Michael Flynn as Trump’s national security adviser was greeted with shock and incredulity in the White House and in some sectors of Capital Hill....

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