🎧 ‚ÄėThe Daily‚Äô: A Divisive Nominee | The New York Times

Read ‚ÄėThe Daily‚Äô: A Divisive Nominee by Michael Barbaro (nytimes.com)

President Trump has chosen John R. Bolton to be his new national security adviser. In 2005, a Republican-controlled Senate committee refused to confirm Mr. Bolton as President George W. Bush’s ambassador to the United Nations. We look back at those confirmation hearings, which portrayed Mr. Bolton as a threat to national security.

On today’s episode:

‚Äʬ†Elizabeth Williamson¬†writes about Washington in the Trump era for The New York Times.

Background reading:

‚ÄĘ Not since the immediate aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, have¬†national security leaders¬†so publicly raised the threat of armed confrontation if foreign adversaries do not meet America‚Äôs demands.

Most outlet’s I’d seen early on simply used shorthand to call Bolton a hawk, but without digging back into history to actually show the broader facts. I love how The Daily has done it here. The fact that he’s a hawk actually seems to be the least of his issues. Worse is that he comes off as a bully and doesn’t understand what facts are.

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