Priebus defends Flynn
Asked on ABC whether future National Security Advisor Flynn’s view that Islam is a political ideology that hides behind being a religion is in line with President-elect Trump’s view of Islam, Priebus answered “I think so.”
“Clearly there are some aspects of that faith that are problematic and we know them; we’ve seen it,” Priebus said. “It certainly isn’t a blanket for all people of that faith, but Mike Flynn is one of the most highly respected intelligence officers in America. Certainly no one can deny that.”
Some Trump supporters worried that Priebus was too much part of the establishment and as Chief of Staff he would be a Trojan Horse in the Trump administration, but we see here that Preibus is loyal to Trump and is diplomatically taking a very different approach to Islam than George W. Bush’s insistence that “Islam is a religion of peace.”
I initially had a positive impression of Priebus as Chief of Staff, and so far so good.