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Susan Rice: Trump’s National Security Council order ‘stone cold crazy’


Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice on Sunday blasted President Trump for his order making changes to the National Security Council (NSC).

“This is stone cold crazy. After a week of crazy,” the former Obama administration official tweeted.

“Who needs military advice or intell to make policy on ISIL, Syria, Afghanistan, DPRK?”

The president signed an executive action on Saturday that adds White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon to the NSC and removes the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stating they “shall attend where issues pertaining to their responsibilities and expertise are to be discussed.”
Rice shared a tweet that said: “Trump loves and trusts the military so much he just kicked them out of the National Security Council and put in a Nazi in their place.”


The NSC memo said the change reflected that “security threats facing the United States in the 21st century transcend international boundaries.”

“Accordingly, the United States Government’s decision-making structures and processes to address these challenges must remain equally adaptive and transformative,” the memorandum stated.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said on ABC’s “This Week” that Rice’s comments were “clearly inappropriate language from a former ambassador.”
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