“You cannot respond to a crisis without a good process, and I have read and seen nothing that suggests the Trump White House – even under General [John] Kelly [Trump’s second chief of staff] – has a process that is suited to deal with something like, for instance, Ebola," he said, according to the Guardian.
The U.S. dealt with a handful of cases and one death, many of whom people who had helped the countries deal with the virus, when the 2014 Ebola outbreak hit countries in Africa.
Rhodes, who served as deputy national security adviser, also commented on the Trump White House dealing with "distractions" like the tell-all book from Michael Wolff, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.
"There are a very limited number of people in senior roles at the White House, and time is their most precious asset,” Rhodes said when asked about the book.
Every minute spent responding to, meeting about or thinking about a controversy like this is time not spent on something else."