Elliot Abrams REJECTED By President Trump

This is a relief.

There had been talk that Elliot Abrams was going to be “Trump’s neocon.” In the end, Rex Tillerson wanted him to be Deputy Secretary of State, but President Trump wisely overruled him:

“Mr. Trump overruled his newly minted secretary of state, Rex W. Tillerson, and rejected the secretary’s choice for his deputy at the department, two people briefed on the decision said Friday.

The deputy’s job was denied for Elliott Abrams, a conservative who had served under President Ronald Reagan and President George W. Bush, deals a blow to Mr. Tillerson in his first week on the job. The rejection of Mr. Abrams leaves Mr. Tillerson without a sherpa to help guide the first-time government official around the State Department headquarters …

But after it took place, Mr. Trump learned of Mr. Abrams’s pointed criticisms of the president when he was running for president, the administration official said. Among those criticisms was a column headlined “When You Can’t Stand Your Candidate,” which appeared in May 2016 in The Weekly Standard.

Mr. Trump has been increasingly focused on who was with him or against him during his campaign, according to several people who have spoken with him in recent days. …”

We don’t want neocons anywhere near the State Department.

Virtually every single one of the neocons publicly trashed President Trump during the campaign. The only exceptions that come to mind are Gentiles like Dick Cheney and John Bolton. There was a noticeable divide between the Gentile and Jewish neocons on the Trump Question. Hopefully, the neocons are now blacklisted and this albatross will become the Democratic Party’s problem.

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Lisette Muntslag

Aha, great news Trump doesn’t want the warmongering Zionist-NeoCons, at the State Department, the Jews and Gentiles are a disaster waging perpetual war against humanity and killing innocent people on behave of the only suppsed Democracy in the ME…..yep Democracy=Soft variant of a Communist dictatorship. Religious fundamentalism and Communist ideology is a toxic mix.

Avi Marranazo

You have to respect Trump’s judgment when it comes to questions like this one.

Smash Islamophobia

This was almost as encouraging as Nuland getting the boot.


Another gentile neocon who supported Trump was Rumsfeld.

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“Mr. Trump has been increasingly focused on who was with him or against him during his campaign, according to several people who have spoken with him in recent days. …”

If this is true, that automatically excludes every neocohen in Washington.


Yes. Another good sign.

rick rage

damn….who are the rats surrounding trump? how could this neocon jew, abrams, have gotten within five miles of the state department? imagine: to write a hate-filled screed while trump was running for office, then suppose he might get hired by trump! who is this tillerson clown? don’t give a dime about his qualifications–i would can his ass for daring to try and sneak some snake like abrams into the back door.

Lisette Muntslag

The so-called Christians enable the Zionist aka NeoCons, Communist/Fascist/Imperialist to abuse the might of the USA to wage perpetual war against humanity. They turned America into their killer machine after WWII….and people accepted the hogwash…..