Friday, March 23, 2018

McMaster Out, Bolton In as National Security Adviser

By Melanie Arter | March 22, 2018

The White House announced Thursday that National Security Adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster plans to resign from the Trump administration and will be replaced by former U.S. Ambassador John Bolton.  McMaster will serve until mid-April, after which Bolton will take over.  “After thirty-four years of service to our nation, I am requesting retirement from the U.S. Army effective this summer after which I will leave public service. Throughout my career........To Read More....

My Take - Did he really want to retire or is this a way for the President to fire a man without humiliating him?  I think it's the latter.  McMaster and his team's thinking are so closely aligned with leftists I couldn't understand why he was tolerated this long, but Trump didn't come into the office like most Presidents.  He came in without the support of the party and that's where the recommendations for these position come from. 

He's had to keep people who were already there in some cases until he had time to figure out who he could get that would do what needs to be done.  And as far as I can tell - he's had to do that largely on his own.  But now these changes will give him access to others through the people he's now bringing in, and the changes will go faster and be more in line with the America First mentality, including the staff McMaster praises.

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