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http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-confident-future-with-bolton-pompeo-hints-war-on-all-fronts-201...

 

Trump is now more confident, unleashed to do what he wants — and it looks like war on all fronts

 

  • Experts say President Donald Trump's recent Cabinet moves reveal that he's more confident, sick of conventional wisdom, and will now go with his gut.
  • Trump's instincts seem to call for outright war or trade war with multiple countries.
  • With Trump's Cabinet now stocked with hawks, the US doesn't lack for credibility when it comes to threats of military action.

President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that he would replace his national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, a noted hawk, with the even more hawkish former US ambassador to the UN, John Bolton.

 

Just one week earlier, he replaced Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

"With Pompeo and Bolton, Trump will have two new members of his team who share his hawkish take on foreign policy," the Atlantic Council wrote in response to the recent moves.

 

Across the board, experts seem to agree that Trump now feels empowered to free himself from the conventional wisdom that tempered his instincts throughout his first year in office — and is ready to shoot from the hip.

 

Trump is "sick and tired of people who work for him resisting his policy agenda," Andy Surabian, a former special assistant to Trump and deputy White House strategist, previously told Business Insider.

 

Trump's staff moves show he is "increasingly confident in his own judgment, irritated at being corralled for traditional (=sensible) policies by nat sec team," Institute of International Strategic Studies Deputy Director Kori Schake tweeted. Trump, she continued, now intends "to carry out his campaign promises."

 

"Buckle up," she said, "it's going to be a bumpy ride."

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