Published: Mon, March 19, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

'President Donald Trump ready to fire NSA Lt Gen McMaster'

'President Donald Trump ready to fire NSA Lt Gen McMaster'

While an unending stream of reports have hinted at more significant staff turnover for the past few weeks, President Trump's decision to fire State Secretary Rex Tillerson on Tuesday wasn't all that surprising.

Multiple White House officials have said that the president has chose to seek a new national security adviser, leading one online gambling site to give McMaster the best odds at becoming the "next to be fired or resign from Donald Trump administration".

On Thursday and Friday, rumors swirled of a coming "bloodbath" of more firings and resignations in the White House. including those of National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and Kelly himself.

White House aides initially claimed that Kelly had called Tillerson last Friday, interrupting a night's sleep in Africa to let him know the president planned to relieve him of duty.

According to a White House spokeswoman, John Kelly told staff that there were no plans for "immediate personnel changes at this time and that people shouldn't be concerned".

Stephens argues Trump's move to make Mike Pompeo his new Secretary of State is an improvement. Rob Porter, Trump's staff secretary, Hope Hicks, his communications director, and a top economic adviser Gary Cohn have all departed in quick succession.

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But Alexander listed off more comments from Trump. And junior-level aides were particularly troubled by the abrupt exit this week of Trump personal assistant John McEntee, who was removed from his job and escorted off White House grounds - then quickly handed a job on Trump's re-election campaign.

Several reports recently have indicated that McMaster could be the next top official to leave the White House.

Sanders, who sent a message on Twitter on Thursday evening denying the account, said she had asked the president about the report in The Washington Post and Trump said it was not accurate.

Though the drumbeat of the ongoing Russian Federation probe has only grown louder, the President believes his recent decisions on tariffs and North Korea have breathed new life into his administration, and he is eager to take more bold steps, telling confidants he wants to rid himself of staffers who hold him back.

Trump and McMaster were also in meetings together on Friday, the press secretary added.

But Priebus, who was never a member of Trump's inner circle, couldn't manage the tweeting president himself, and the West Wing sank into chaos. The president was speaking to friends outside the administration about his frustrations with advisers, Mr Kelly suggested.

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