And on Monday the coup plotters registered their first kill: LTG Mike Flynn, President Trump’s national security advisor.
General Flynn was arguably the chief architect of the Trump administration’s national security strategy and, having been with Donald Trump since early in the primaries, was one of the chief influencers of President Trump’s view of how to deal with the many threats facing our country.
“We are tired of Obama’s empty speeches and his misguided rhetoric. This has caused the world to have no respect for America’s word, nor does it fear our might,” Flynn said in his fiery speech to the Republican National Convention in July.
In a very real sense stripping the Trump National Security Council of Mike Flynn’s influence strips the Trump NSC of Trumpism.