Opinion: Pres. Trump deserves cabinet and staff who support his agenda, yield successes
EDITOR'S NOTE: Boris Epshteyn formerly served as a Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign and served in the White House as Special Assistant to The President and Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations.
WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - President Trump continues to reshape his administration. In the past few weeks, the president has announced a new secretary of state, CIA director, top economic adviser, national security adviser and secretary of veterans affairs. More changes are always possible.
So, why all the turnover?
Well, the president deserves to have staff around him who support his agenda and are doing a good job.
It is also important that an agency is not bogged down by infighting and alleged ethical shortcomings, as had unfortunately become the case with Veterans Affairs over the last few months.
Longevity in a position does not always equal success. President Obama had just two secretaries of state, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry.
Secretary Clinton’s four years on the job left us with a total meltdown in the Middle East, resulting in the rise of ISIS. An American ambassador to Libya was killed on Hillary Clinton’s watch.
John Kerry also had four years running the State Department. His big accomplishment? The Iran deal, which not only still allows Iran to work on nuclear technology but also gives Iran billions of dollars which have gone to terrorist organizations, such as Hamas and Hezbollah.
Here is the bottom line: I would rather see a different secretary of state every week, than have anything like the Iran deal happen ever again. The president is here to get results and not to coddle staff or cabinet members. The changes being made are all done in order to keep our country on a path of success on the economy and national security.