Another Fox News guy gets a White House gig….
He will be Donald Trump’s third National Security advisor in 14 months….
The first guy has pled guilty to charges announced by the Mueller people….
While Trump has sung praises about his ‘generals’?
Only Jim Mattis and John Kelly remain in the Trump inner circle…
McMasters ‘s ouster was an open secret….He did NOT get along personality with his boss…
It was about when ….
Bolton worked in the Bush admin and briefly at UN….He was a Richard Cheney guy….
Then Sec of State Richttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_R._Boltone had him gone in a short time…
He is an unabashed military hawk…..(Defense Sec Mattis is gonna a steady headache with him talking to Trump)
And did NOT get a Trump State job because Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky) would not let his confirmation go thru….
Trump’s selection of Bolton as his national security adviser drew raves from more hawkish members of Congress. “Selecting John Bolton as national security adviser is good news for America’s allies and bad news for America’s enemies,” said Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.).
Democrats and some Republicans reacted with concern that Bolton’s hawkish positions could lead to more conflict. Bolton’s positions on Iran and North Korea “are overly aggressive at best and downright dangerous at worst,” said. Sen. Christopher A. Coons (D-Del.).
White House officials said that Trump made the final offer to Bolton on Thursday afternoon and then called McMaster a few minutes later and thanked him for his service.
A senior White House official said that Trump did not want to embarrass McMaster publicly as he had done with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who learned of his dismissal through a presidential tweet.
McMaster thanked Trump for the opportunity to serve in the White House, though his tenure has been dogged by recent rumors that he would be soon fired.
“Everyone in the White House knew that,” said a senior official who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “It was the same as Rex. Everyone knew their days were numbered, so people didn’t take them seriously.”
McMaster came to the Trump administration with a highly accomplished combat record in Iraq and a reputation as one of the Army’s best thinkers on the subject of battling insurgents and the future of war.
His struggles with Trump were often personal….