ABC: Hagel Saga ‘Emblematic of Everything That’s Wrong with Obama’s Management Style’


The recent resignation of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is another example of how the White House has failed to manage the Defense Department.

Many have pointed the finger at Hagel, but as David Rothkopf noted Sunday while on This Week, “the reality is the problem is in the White House.”

Rothkopf and fellow guest Bret Stephens agreed that Obama’s management style led to Hagel’s failure.

The administration’s handling of Hagel were “emblematic of everything that’s wrong with Obama’s management style” Stephens said.

Whoever Obama nominates next, the candidate will have to struggle along with the president.

“I think it’s going to get worse,” Rothkopf said. “It’s going to be very tough last couple of years for the president.”


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