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The Washington Post’s David Ignatius on McMaster: “He’s the Real Deal”

In an appearance on MSNBC Tuesday, Washington Post reporter David Ignatius said that President Trump’s pick for National Security Advisor, General H.R. McMaster, was “the real deal.”

“He is a warrior-intellectual,” Ignatius said. “He is someone who has made his name through his career, speaking truth to power.”

Ignatius praised McMaster for speaking his mind about tough issues instead of toeing the line of the preferred narrative of a political party. According to Ignatius, superiors passed over McMaster for promotion twice because he would call situations as he saw them instead of conforming to a popular political line.

Ignatius lauded McMaster’s management and assessment of the security situations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hardly a Trump supporter, Ignatius’s praise contributed to bipartisan praise for the president’s choice.