An interesting tidbit in the NYT story on the hiring of Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster:
[One other NSC candidate] interviewed on Sunday [was] John R. Bolton….
Mr. Trump made a point on Monday of praising Mr. Bolton and saying that he would find a position for him in his administration eventually.
"We had some really good meetings with him. Knows a lot. He had a good number of ideas that I must tell you I agree very much with," the president said.
John Bolton, one of the more pro-Iraq war lunatics on record — a foreign policy blunder unequaled in American history, which, as you know, Trump consistently criticized on the campaign trail (having originally supported it). Now, in Trump's opinion, Bolton possesses a "good number of ideas" with which Trump "agree[s] very much with" — catastrophic, neoconservative, Boltonian ideas that haven't changed in decades.
This will not end well.