President Trump removes national security adviser, H.R. McMaster
President Trump has decided to remove national security adviser H.R. McMaster from his job in what may be part of a potential larger move to change staff.
The Washington Post reports that President Trump is actively discussing potential replacements and preparing to deliver yet another jolt to the senior ranks of his administration.
Trump is now comfortable with ousting McMaster, with whom he never personally gelled, but is willing to take time executing the move because he wants to ensure both that the three-star Army general is not humiliated and that there is a strong successor lined up, these people said.
The turbulence is part of a broader potential shake-up under consideration by Trump that is likely to include senior officials at the White House, where staffers are gripped by fear and uncertainty as they await the next move from an impulsive president who enjoys stoking conflict.