Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign announced Monday morning it has brought on Ambassador R. James Woolsey to serve as a senior adviser to the candidate.
It is perhaps the most high-profile "crossing of party lines" to have occurred in the 2016 presidential election. Woolsey, a former Undersecretary of the Navy under President Jimmy Carter, served as Director of Central Intelligence under President Bill Clinton.
"I have been a 'Scoop Jackson-Joe Lieberman Democrat' all of my adult life," he admitted. "But I am pleased to be asked to participate with others I respect in advising GOP candidate Donald J. Trump on the urgent need to reinvest in and modernize our military in order to confront the challenges of the 21st century."
Woolsey has served Republican presidents in the past. Under President Ronald Reagan, the former anti-Vietnam War activist served as a delegate to the treaty negotiations that led to the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks and the Nuclear and Space Arms Talks. He was ambassador to the Negotiation on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe under President George H.W. Bush.
"Mr. Trump's commitment to reversing the harmful defense budget cuts signed into law by the current administration, while acknowledging the need for debt reduction, is an essential step toward reinstating the United States' primacy in the conventional and digital battlespace," he said.
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