Saturday, February 11, 2017

Re Elliott Abrams

Fake News!

Christ. You can't believe anything any more until you see it with your own eyes. And then you need to check yourself.
Elliott Abrams, who served Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, will not get the No. 2 job at the State Department, three Republican sources told CNN.

Which is not to say that in the end he won't get it.
Abrams was nixed from the list of contenders after President Donald Trump learned of Abrams' biting criticism last May of his fitness to become president, the Republican sources said.

The President found out about Abrams' outspokenness against Trump after meeting with him on Tuesday to consider him for the position, which would have made him Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's deputy. The meeting went well, but Trump could not get past Abrams' past criticism, the sources said.


Tillerson tried to convince Trump to make Abrams his deputy despite the criticism because he felt he needed his foreign policy experience, according to multiple sources. White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and senior adviser Jared Kushner also strongly supported Abrams and urged Trump to reconsider, the sources said.

"The source." So much reporting is attributed to anonymous sources, it's no wonder so much of it turns out to be "fake news".
Abrams penned an opinion piece in May in The Weekly Standard titled "When You Can't Stand Your Candidate" after Trump clinched enough support to become the GOP's presumptive nominee.

"The party has nominated someone who cannot win and should not be president of the United States," Abrams wrote in the first line of the article.
Oooooh, yeah. "When you can't stand your candidate." Not good.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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