Obama Higher-Up Thinks Trump Has "Potential" To Be Great, He Just Needs To Stop This On Thing

The Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary appeared on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' to discuss the large electronics ban and Trump's Travel ban. According to the Obama appointee says President Donald Trump has the 'potential to be a great president', if he could only 'rein in some of the more unhealthy impulses'.

Jeh Johnson, who was appointed by former President Barack Obama in 2013 and served until 2017, thinks President Trump could actually do a great job, if he kicks certain self-destructive habits like tweeting.

"I actually believe that Donald Trump – and I told him this when I met with him in December – I actually think Donald Trump has the potential to be a great president in a sort of Nixon goes to China way, Reagan goes to the Soviet Union way," said Johnson to Joe Scarborough, host of 'Morning Joe'.

The president would need to stop his Twitter habit, though. "I'm very concerned about the tweets," Johnson explains, saying Trump should listen to his staff.

Johnson doesn't totally agree with Trump's travel ban. "Given where we are right now in this current environment, we need to focus on homegrown, home-born violent extremism," Johnson said.
"...That was the thing that used to keep me up at night."

Though the former secretary does admit that Trump had reason for the ban, he believes he essentially dared the judges to block it. "It is the case that the president, the secretary of Homeland Security, has considerable legal discretion to regulate our borders,' Johnson acknowledged. 'But when you tell a judge my authority is unreviewable almost every judge will say, 'We'll see'," Johnson explained. "So we're in this now where a matter of border security is something litigated in the courts, which many of us would have considered unprecedented as recently as a couple of months ago."

Johnson believes the new ban on large electronics in travel were probably recommended to Trump by those out in the field. Johnson says 'aviation experts, our intelligence community, must be seeing things that are significant to prompt this action."

Source: Mail Online
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