Amid the many rumored reports of President-elect Donald Trump’s likely cabinet picks, one name that has risen to the surface is seriously concerning observers of the foreign policy arena.
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn is the “leading contender” to become Trump’s national security advisor, one of the top posts in the White House, MSNBC reported Thursday.
“A source familiar with the Trump transition says that all signs point to Lt. General Michael Flynn,” reported Kristen Welker, though “nothing is finalized.”
The powerful post, which does not require Senate confirmation, is currently held by Susan Rice under President Barack Obama and formerly by Condoleeza Rice under George W. Bush.
Welker noted that Flynn is a “controversial figure in his own right who has been known to eschew ‘political correctness’,” who, like most of the rumored appointees, is also a “Trump loyalist who stayed by the GOP candidate’s side even as other national security experts sharply criticized him during the campaign.”