REPORT: White House To Boot H.R. McMaster

NBC News reports:

The White House is preparing to replace H.R. McMaster as national security adviser as early as next month in a move orchestrated by chief of staff John Kelly and Defense Secretary James Mattis, according to five people familiar with the discussions.

The move would be the latest in a long string of staff shakeups at the White House over the past year and comes after months of strained relations between the president and McMaster. A leading candidate to become President Donald Trump’s third national security adviser is the auto industry executive Stephen Biegun, according to the officials.

Biegun, who currently serves as vice president of international governmental affairs for the Ford Motor Company, is no stranger to the White House. He served on the National Security Council staff from 2001 to 2003, including as a senior staffer for then-national security adviser Condoleezza Rice.

  • Rex

    Because it’s been a slow week.

  • Lazycrockett

    Its a very bad week for Jarvanka.

  • ChrisInKansas

    Wait, does Trump know this replacement has previous government experience??

    • Gianni

      Somebody better clue him in because that might disqualify the guy. So far, no one with any proper experience has been allowed to serve in this administration.

    • lymis

      Of course. Just not with our government.

  • Jon Doh

    Rachel’s going to need a bigger wall behind her, or a smaller font.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Marty Pavelka

      On a cracker. WTF?

      • Friday’s_cat

        That was after a few beers

    • Christopher

      Racist pieces of shit!

      I hope they all get Leprosy and Shingles at the same time!

      • thatotherjean

        I’d settle for them all getting a really wicked case of poison ivy.

        • Christopher

          Not painful enough for my tastes.

        • Mark

          Poison oak would be better….

          • thatotherjean

            LOTS of poison ivy in Virginia, though, and not quite so much poison oak.

    • Leo

      I’ll keep everyone posted from local news.

      This is about 20 minutes away from me.

    • Cuberly Deux

      Things they could be doing instead…

      1. Take the family to a state park for a getaway.
      2. Finally clean out the garage.
      3. Help the kids with their homework.
      4. Look for ways to get a better job. Maybe take some night courses.
      5. Go see a movie, concert or show.

      The sky’s the limit…..

      • David Walker

        Not sure about #3. All things considered, while the sentiment is indeed excellent, I’m not sure that would be in the best interests of the child.

        • Cuberly Deux

          I was being generous.

          • David Walker

            You’re a giver, I know, and I do appreciate that.

          • Cuberly Deux

            😉

            No problemo….

      • AltheaTheCat
        • Cuberly Deux

          Why do I feel that’s scarily accurate.

          • lattebud

            Daddy needs are AR-15 strapped to him and a MAGA hat

          • Cuberly Deux

            Yep, and those daddies have rendered themselves bumfuck useless.

      • Robincho

        With this you just graduated to Cuberly Trois…

        • Cuberly Deux

          Ooooooooo……a special reward!

          Let me guess, a burlesque neon leg lamp.

          • Robincho

            Yes, that. That, or whutevz you want it to be, Baby…

          • Cuberly Deux

            Oooooooooo….will go great with my 50s dinette set!

    • netxtown

      I do like the way that guy on the ground punches his ass up – nice for unrestricted entry….his gun in his hand, toes dug in for the recoil, and some bud’s gun up his ass. NICE!

      • MikeinATL

        I bet he has a purty mouth, too. Spellcheck tried to change purty to party… that, too! Everyone come in, there is a party in his mouth.

    • KnownDonorDad

      WTH is wrong with Virginia?

      • stuckinthewoods

        linked article indicates they’ve shown up in ID, TX, OK. This target appears to be a VA company which offers immigration bonds without collateral to federal detainees.

    • Jon Doh

      Three Percenters, I wonder if that could be reference to functioning brain cells?

      • Paula

        They take that name from the idea that only about 3% of the population was responsible for starting the Revolutionary War. They see themselves as patriots. Crazy Mofos.

        • Steverino

          Funny thing though, the revolutionaries were the liberals (radicals, even) of the time, quite intellectual and usually well-educated, as well as being well-heeled. The conservatives of the time were the Loyalists, and for the most part poorly educated, common people.

          To paraphrase one of their recent heroes: “there they go again,” misappropriating and plagiarizing everything liberals have accomplished, and claiming it as their own.

    • Helen Damnation™

      If they’re so proud of the racist feces they exude, why the masks?

      • prixator

        They’re a persecuted majority!!

    • Ninja0980

      What could go wrong?

    • Paula

      If they aren’t racists, why are they displaying a white power handsign.

    • ChrisMorley

      The Daily Fail supported Hitler and fascist British Blackshirts in the 1930s.
      This is their favourite news.

  • Marty Pavelka

    “A leading candidate to become President Donald Trump’s third national
    security adviser is the auto industry executive Stephen Biegun,
    according to the officials.”

    Umm….auto industry exec…..national security advisor? Whut?

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      Think Volkswagen.

    • coram nobis

      Who makes the M1 Abrams these days?

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        Under this administration? Probably Kraft Foods.

        • coram nobis

          Don’t scoff. A lot of US armored fighting vehicles used to be made by FMC (Food Machinery Corporation), including the production run of the M113 armored personnel carrier. And during WWII, Goodyear wound up making a lot of Corsair fighters, and Ford made B24 Liberators.

  • Harveyrabbit

    Now the question is which of his two likely replacement choices has the best resume. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b83b3f627486adce32137952080dadfd06636d06fc0536931ab7821e815eb1e0.jpg

    • Lazycrockett

      Even in photoshop Eric doesn’t get a weapon.

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        Thank dog.

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      It’s just like being in the military!

  • Michael R
    • Gianni

      Frankly, Hannity would be honored to do that.

      • DreadPikathulhu

        He’d do a whole segment on how deliciously nutty it was.

        • Steverino

          Or corny.

    • teeveedub

      “Yum. Tastes just like Flamin’ Hot Cheetos!”

    • Thorn Spike

      Fake news. He’d be grinning if true.

    • Robincho

      Am I the only one OVER this Rudy Vallee hairdon’t?…

  • Blake J Butler

    I think someone said something about John Bolton being a replacement for his spot,

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      He’s gross AF!

      • David Walker

        Yes, but it would be kinda nice to see his magnificent pornstache on a more regular basis.

    • AC

      “I think someone said something…” Could you come up with anything less useful

    • thatotherjean

      Oh, dear God, no! Nobody gets along with that arrogant, crazy bastard. On second thought, he’d fit right in.

  • -M-

    Two years of experience 15 years ago. Whoopee.
    And Jared and Ivanka?

  • Devon Rodriguez

    Donnie is just pissed about the following and he is PETTY

    Most recently, McMaster told a forum in Germany that Russian meddling in the election was “incontrovertible,” a comment that drew a quick rebuke from the president.

    “General McMaster forgot to say that the results of the 2016 election were not impacted or changed by the Russians and that the only Collusion was between Russia and Crooked H, the DNC and the Dems,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

    • Leo

      Bingo!

    • Ninja0980

      His ego can’t handle the notion outside influences helped him win, it just can’t.

  • another_steve

    As our sister Rachel Maddow would say, watch this space:

    The Sexual Predator in Chief will wait until the March recess to fire Sessions and replace him with a crony who’ll either fire Mueller or severely limit the scope of his investigation.

    • Wisterley

      Enter Eric Schneiderman!

  • Karl Dubhe

    Fire all of the peoples!

    This is beyond farce.

  • Lazycrockett
  • JWC

    They could always start with “No Thank you”

  • Jim Maloney

    I’ll believe it when I see it. There have been rumors before about people leaving and nothing has happened. After people leave, Trump tends to keep some of them close at hand anyway which fits in with his dysfunction.

  • JCF

    Who’s the “White House” at this point? Drumpf, Pence and Ivanka?

    • coram nobis

      Don’t forget Princes Jared and Junior.

      • m_lp_ql_m

        And Vladmir.

      • JCF

        Jared’s on borrowed time. Junior’s not in the WH (legally anyway!).

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      Still the Best People™!

    • lymis

      Honestly, when was the last time you heard about Pence doing anything?

  • KnownDonorDad

    Newsweek (from December): Trump Administration Holds Highest Rate of First-Year Staff Turnover
    http://www.newsweek.com/trump-administration-first-year-turnover-departures-highest-rate-761546

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • netxtown

      you can get two free playing cards with each Big mac meal purchase!

    • KnownDonorDad

      Or possibly Sessions for the diagonal win.

      • coram nobis

        Donald now calls him “Mr. Magoo.” Is that a sign of endearment or something?

    • JWC

      12 out of 25

  • Assuming true, if this is being ‘engineered’ by Kelly and Mattis, it means McMaster says he wants out and they’re helping him do it.

    • KnownDonorDad

      Mattis and Kelly working against McMaster seems odd, indeed.

      • That’s not what I’m saying. Just my opinion, but I think it’s more like—

        McMaster: I’ve had enough of this shit-show. But I can’t leave until I’m sure I won’t be replaced by some Trumper asshole.
        Kelly, Mattis: Okay, give us a little time… okay, we’ve found a qualified replacement.
        McMaster: Thank god. Does early April work for you guys?

  • Henry Auvil

    Trump has managed to turn the American presidency into a third rate TV reality show. Who could have known this would happen? For once in my life, I am SICK of all the drama.

  • thatotherjean

    What? Trump’s picking someone who kinda, sorta has experience in national security policy to replace McMaster? It’ll never work!

    • Gianni

      I don’t believe that Donnie knows about that previous little bit of government experience. That could be a real game changer for the choice of who gets the job.

    • Meaning Donald had nothing to do with the candidate choices.

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      Pessimist. 😄

  • Wisterley

    I think we should start calling it Queen for a Day.

    • lymis

      Or Crook for a Month?

  • Henry Auvil

    I heard Alex Jones was available.

    • Gianni

      Sounds like a good idea, but Dear Leader could never abide a subordinate getting more attention than himself and Alex really knows how to get excessive attention with his totally wacky and overly loud style.

    • KnownDonorDad

      Don’t give him any ideas.

  • Chris H.
    • Gianni

      Excellent! If just like at the bus terminal.

      • pj

        but not as classy

    • Belthazar

      LOL!

    • Steverino

      And we are all anxiously awaiting the cancellations…

      • lattebud

        Or rerouted to Federal Prison.

  • He was actually kinda cute. Not sure why though.

  • Wait, why? Did he do something wrong? Or something that pissed Trump off even if he didn’t do anything wrong? Is he the fall-guy for something? What’s the back story?

  • Ninja0980

    As others have pointed out, this is because McMaster dared to refute Trump on Russian interference in the election and nothing else.

    • -M-

      Maybe the Jared thing too.

  • Buford

    “A leading candidate to become President Donald Trump’s third national security adviser is the auto industry executive Stephen Biegun…”

    Because that’s what we need just ahead of a midterm election that is almost certain to be hacked by Russians… a new NSA with no meaningful background in security or cyber.

    • lymis

      But he has a degree in Russian Language. That’ll sure come in handy.

      • Buford

        Sarah Palin tutored him, no doubt…

  • ‘Til Tuesday

    Imagine the IT person who has to keep setting up internet access and e-mail addresses for White House personnel. I bet they’re going crazy with the “revolving door” of people working for Trump!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c037f8ac5718cbf124a9719752fdb6bab06abf993134afe09d4871cf8d8ceff0.jpg

    • lymis

      And it’s so hard to program in Cyrillic!

  • RossPDX

    I was curious if leading candidate Stephen Biegun had any Russian connection. From the Ford website:

    From 1992 to 1994, Mr. Biegun served in Moscow, Russia as the Resident Director in the Russian Federation for the International Republican Institute […] Mr. Biegun, born 1963, graduated from the University of Michigan where he studied Political Science and Russian Language. He is […] a member of the boards of the US-Russia Foundation for Economic Development and the Rule of Law, the Moscow School of Politics, Freedom House, the US-Russia Business Council, the US-ASEAN Business Council and FordSollers, Ford Motor Company’s joint venture operating in the Russia Federation.

    • The_Wretched

      It’s like they aren’t even trying to hide it.

    • Belthazar

      The internet(s) forgets nothing :).

    • pluky

      excellent. 👏

    • lymis

      Because, of course.

  • Richard

    Did McMaster piss off Dotard, the dear leaer ?

    • billbear1961

      Yes, by insisting the Russians indeed meddled in the 2016 elections.

  • Mike

    McMaster is the latest in a string of future authors of blistering tell-all books about Trump.

  • #DJTK5F

    Wonder how many times Condoleemza have turn them down already.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7Tz5Srp_1c

  • TK

    Dropping like flies – off of the pile of shit in charge.

  • Lars Littlefield

    What Trump needs is Robert McNamara. Yeah, that’d fix things.

  • H.R. McMaster, national security adviser, getting pushed out.
    Gary Cohn, White House economic adviser, hoping to leave soon.
    Roberta Jacobson, U.S. ambassador to Mexico, retiring.

    I might be going out on a limb, but I feel like it’s safe to begin the deathwatch on Grifty McMoron’s administration. Seriously, even if he starts a war, I’ll be very surprised if he doesn’t get kicked out of office by the end of the year, even if Dems don’t take Congress in the midterms.

    • Robincho

      Dear Derek in DC,

      Chill, dude. I got this.

      Sincerely yours,
      Limb

  • SDG

    McMaster? I thought it was Puffinstuff!