If there’s anything that we’ve learned from the last three years, it’s that it’s crucial for President Trump to be surrounded by good people who are working for his best interests – not the interests of the deep state or “the resistance.”
The President made a good step in that direction with the hiring of two close allies of new chief of staff Mark Meadows to lead the Domestic Policy Council.
The Daily Caller has the exclusive report:
Brooke Rollins, who will be named director of the Domestic Policy Council, was a member of the Office of American Innovation, and has helped lead on the issue of criminal justice reform through her work on the First Step Act, an administration official told the Caller. In addition, Derek Lyons will continue as White House staff secretary while serving in his new role as counselor to the president, advising him on domestic policy.
“These are instrumental moves to advance President Trump’s America First agenda and bring the country back in action over the rest of the year,” a Trump administration official told the Caller. “President Trump and Mark Meadows are elevating two of the sharpest, most committed conservative minds in the White House.”
Lyons has an impressive resume, both of professional achievement (he worked for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh) and of conservative commitment (he argued before the Supreme Court for prayer at legislative meetings, and the First Amendment rights of a Christian bakery).
As for Ms. Rollins, the best endorsement possible for her came in the form of a slightly grumpy New York Times article describing her past as a conservative lawyer and her connection to Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner.
Both Lyons and Rollins have history working for the administration, and have proved their loyalty and talents.
With good people in his corner, Trump has a punchers chance in 2020.