That former National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster stood by the Trump administration during many of its contentious foreign policy decisions doesn’t appear to have hurt his prospects since as a member of the foreign policy establishment, Jonathan Guyer (Egypt, 2015-2017) writes in The American Prospect.

Since his resignation, McMaster has “made out particularly well,” Jonathan writes, with appointments at Stanford University, board seats at respected institutions and a well-paid position at Zoom.

He’s not the only Trump appointee to have departed the White House unscathed. “The fact that so many Trump advisers have landed in powerful positions suggests no one who served the administration is too tainted for a university, consultancy, law firm, or corporation,” he writes. “Once again, Trump’s presidency is less a Republican anomaly than an intensification of business as usual.”


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