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“That is a repudiation of the language regularly used by both the president and General McMaster’s predecessor, Michael T. Flynn, who resigned last week after admitting that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about a phone call with a Russian diplomat.
“It is also a sign that General McMaster, a veteran of the Iraq war known for his sense of history and independent streak, might move the council away from the ideologically charged views of Mr. Flynn, who was also a three-star Army general before retiring.”
Independence and differing from President Trump’s racial view, at least as far as Muslims are concerned, are good, and hopefully a productive move forward.
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President Trump appointed Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, left,
as national security adviser on Monday.
H.R. McMaster Breaks With Administration on Views of Islam