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Trump withdraws nomination of controversial figure to Pentagon post

U.S. President Trump holds executive order signing event in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump has withdrawn the nomination of Anthony Tata, a retired Army brigadier general who has called former President Barack Obama a “terrorist leader,” to be undersecretary of defense for policy, the White House said on Monday.

The White House statement came a day after a Pentagon spokeswoman said Tata, who failed to secure a Senate confirmation hearing, had taken a different, less-senior policy role at the Defense Department.

(Reporting by Lisa Lambert; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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