Retired Gen. David Petraeus, the former CIA director and commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, poured cold water on Monday on rumors he would come out of retirement to become President Trump’s new Secretary of Defense.
“I think there does have to be policy alignment [with Trump,] and I’m not sure that exists, I’m afraid.”
That was a reference to [friend] Mattis, who in his resignation letter told Trump: “You have the right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligned with yours.”
Retired General David Petraeus was interviewed by the BBC on whether the rumors are true, that he is being considered as next Secretary of Defense.
Listen here: www.bbc.co.uk/…
Petraeus interview begins at 1:17:25
A little history from not so long ago:
But what did Petraeus have to say about Trump, upon their first meeting, right after the “election?”
Former General David Petraeus told reporters that President-elect Donald Trump appeared to understand world challenges after a meeting at Trump Tower in New York City on Monday afternoon.
“He basically walked us around the world. Showed a great grasp of a variety of the challenges that are out there and some of the opportunities as well,” David Petraeus told reporters after meeting with Trump.
One wonders what could possibly have changed the General’s mind?
Next tweet from Trump:
“I prefer Generals who AREN’T retired”