Michael Corleone in ‘The Godfather Part II’ said, “My father taught me many things here — he taught me in this room. He taught me — keep your friends close but your enemies closer.”
It looks like President Trump may be using this same lesson and strategy, afterall it was Sen. McCain who turned in the ‘false dossier’ on Trump wasn’t it? It was also Sen. McCain who recently told The Guardian that America’s standing in the world was stronger under former President Barack Obama, a man the Arizona senator once torched for a “feckless” foreign policy. It was also McCain that urgest a special committee to investigate the Russian influence on the 2016 presidential election.
With all this, many Republicans could agree that McCain has actually been quite the critic President Trump, maybe even his main critic. So why else would Trump offer Sen. McCain’s wife a position in his administration, if it weren’t for ‘keeping his enemies closer’?
H/T Western Journalism:
President Donald Trump has “aggressively courted” the wife of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., to join his administration for several months to no avail.
After months of rejecting offers to join the administration under several potential posts, Cindy McCain has finally reached a deal with the president, according to a report by the Daily Beast.
“[Trump personally], aggressively courted her for this,” a White House official told website. “It’s a done deal now. The president had floated several positions before. This is the one that stuck.”
Cindy McCain, a well-known voice on refugees and other humanitarian efforts, will join the Trump administration to be a Washington D.C.-based “U.S. ambassador-at-large for human rights.”
Her official title is subject to change.
The president’s daughter and special adviser, Ivanka Trump, helped seal the deal.
A White House official said Trump strongly recommended her father make a “hard sell” to McCain, who impressed the president’s daughter at an anti-human trafficking roundtable at the White House last month.
McCain is well known for her involvement in humanitarian causes. She is the co-chair of the Arizona Human Trafficking Council, and has also worked with Arizona State University’s McCain Institute on human trafficking issues.
She’s also worked for years to raise awareness on refugees from war-torn countries in Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Trump has been eyeing McCain to join his team for months, and privately discussed the prospect with her during a White House dinner with her and her husband in April.
“When [President Trump] sat down and ate with [John] McCain, it was always really to meet with the other McCain,” a source within the Trump administration told the Daily Beast.
Cindy McCain will be placed under the umbrella of the State Department, which is expected to relieve tensions between one of his fiercest Republican opponents on foreign policy, Sen. John McCain.
First, I must say, since President Donald Trump has been sworn in on Jan. 20, authorities have arrested an unprecedented number of sexual predators involved in child sex trafficking rings in the United States. Not that you’ll see much of that reported by the MSM.
There have been a staggering 1,500-plus arrests in one short month; compare that to less than 400 sex trafficking-related arrests in 2014 according to the FBI. It’s pretty clear that Trump is making human trafficking a top priority.
Trump gave further confirmation to this when he stated at a news conference at the White House in February: “Dedicated men and women across the federal government have focused on this for some time as you know — it’s been much more focused over the last four weeks.”
Well, the good news is President Trump has vowed to make solving the human trafficking epidemic a priority. These recent arrests are just the beginning. Hopefully with Cindy McCain’s addition to Trump’s administration, human trafficking crimes will be reduced and eventually solved.
As far as the strategy of ‘keeping your friends close and your enemies closer’ working….well, we will just have to wait and see on that one, won’t we? Certainly by having Sen. McCain’s wife in the Trump administration, you would think as far as the Trump-McCain relationship, it wouldn’t make things any worse off than they already are.