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Who Is KT McFarland, Trump’s New Deputy National Security Adviser?

kt mcfarlandIt was reported Friday that KT McFarland will be joining the president-elect’s White House team as his new deputy national security adviser, a position that does not require Senate confirmation.

McFarland is a former Fox News national security analyst and outspoken critic of Barack Obama‘s counterterrorism and foreign policy strategies.

In Sept. 2014 she accused Obama of having “stuck his head in the sand” with regards to ISIS and said that he was to blame for the terrorist group beheading two Americans. She said he was guilty of a “dereliction of duty” and that he “clearly was not attending to the defense of the United States.”

During the same segment, she sounded a distinctly Trumpian note when she expressed what she would have liked to hear Obama say: “We’re going to secure the border, we’re going to get rid of political correctness and figure out who is here.”

Like Trump she was critical of the Iran Nuclear Deal, saying that Americans “got played” and sacrificed all its leverage without gaining anything but “vague promises” in return.

Before joining Fox she served as former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs under Ronald Reagan.

“Nobody has called foreign policy right more than President-elect Trump, and he gets no credit for it,” McFarland said Friday in a statement. “I’m honored and humbled that he has asked me to be part of his team.”

 

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