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The president is trying to woo the retired military officer into joining his administration. (Wikipedia Commons)

Retired Vice Adm. Robert Harward has turned down President Trump’s offer to take over as national security adviser, according to multiple reports Thursday.

But, according to the Financial Times, Trump is attempting to convince Harward to change his mind.

Mike Flynn resigned from the job earlier this week after controversy broke out over his conversations with the Russian ambassador during the transition period.

Earlier on Thursday, Trump told reporters at a White House press conference that his decision to fire Flynn was easier to carry out because he had an “outstanding” candidate to hire.

“Harward is conflicted between the call of duty and the obvious dysfunctionality,” a source told Financial Times.

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Trump’s aggressive stance toward the media and freewheeling campaign style is back.

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