Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn was reportedly a real contender to run in the second slot on the Trump ticket. But entering the Republican National Convention, Gen. Flynn, a former Defense Intelligence Agency director in under President Obama, will occupy a different but prominent role: he'll be touted as the Trump adviser most capable in matters of national security. Gen. Flynn will speak at the RNC on Monday. The RNC theme on Monday is "Make America Safe Again."
Flynn will use his platform to point out ways in which the current administration, under which he worked, has failed to do enough for national security -- citing especially instances of domestic terrorism linked to foreign jihadist interests, Orlando and San Bernardino in particular. Flynn criticized Secretary of State John Kerry after the recent attacks in Nice, France, painting a picture of a naive Democrat worldview in harsh times, a criticism sure to echo through Cleveland this week. Flynn told a radio show last week: "I remember after one of the attacks when he brought James Taylor to sing 'You’ve Got A Friend'. This is not about you know, love and hugging at this stage, this is about determination, willingness, and resolve and tough diplomacy."
[General Flynn's book, The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies, was published this week.]
[Check out the "Most Interesting Finds" on Amazon ]