Donald Trump fired one of his senior administration officials over the weekend after he publicly criticized the president’s policies, spoke of dysfunction in the White House, and made lewd comments about Trump’s daughter at a small private event.
Daily Mail reported that Craig Deare, who Trump appointed to head the National Security Council’s Western Hemisphere division back in January, was escorted out of the White House on Friday. Insiders say the final straw for Deare was comments he made on Thursday at a private talk at the Wilson Center, a Washington think tank.
There, Deare bashed Trump for his policies on Latin America, specifically attacking the way he has dealt with Mexico. One source said that Deare had also made many comments about how attractive Ivanka Trump is, which the insider described as “awkward.”
In addition, Deare leaked inside information about Trump’s White House, saying members of Trump’s inner circle, including chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner (Ivanka Trump’s husband), have not consulted with NSC directorates as the White House formulates policy.
Since being fired, Deare has returned to the position he previously held at the National Defense University. He has not yet commented publicly about his termination.
This came days after retired General Michael Flynn was forced to resign after it was revealed that he had talked to the Russian Ambassador about sanctions before Trump was inaugurated. It also comes as Trump is trying to figure out who is responsible for the many leaks coming out from his White House.
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