Trump’s national security adviser Robert O'Brien confirms my scoop from last week: he just announced Matt Pottinger is the new deputy national security adviser, effective immediately. “He's got a wonderful personality. I think he's a team player,” O’Brien told reporters on AF1.
Robert O’Brien: Matt Pottinger is “one of the originals here at the NSC...I think Matt's one of the most impressive, young, foreign policy, national defense national security experts in the govt...He's a friend.” Says Pottinger’s going to help him bring “some cohesion” to NSC.
Asia expert Matt Pottinger to become Trump's deputy national security adviser
NEWS: Robert O’Brien’s deputy announced soon. I’m told it’s likely long-time Trump aide Matt Pottinger, an Asia expert on National Security Council. He’s been deeply involved in China and North Korea matters. Signals O’Brien’s focus.
It was Matt Pottinger, a member of your national security council.
It was a mistake to tweet the report from Hankyoreh about comments purportedly made by the NMatt Pottinger'>SC’s Matt Pottinger without verification, and I’ve deleted it. The NSC has denied the report, calling it an “unsourced, unbylined, untrue accusation.”