The Washington Post reports:
President Trump has decided to remove H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser and is actively discussing potential replacements, according to five people with knowledge of the plans, 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.
WHITE HOUSE: President Trump has fired H. R. McMaster and is looking for a new National Security Adviser. To be considered for the job, applicants will need to have at least 5 years of Fox & Friends appearances.
— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat) March 16, 2018
If Bolton is replacing McMaster, which is the most likely scenario, the entire world is in very deep doo doo https://t.co/Z6ksTuDUxK
— Mitchell Plitnick (@MJPlitnick) March 16, 2018
Remember that Donald Trump opposed the Iraq War SO MUCH that he’s hired the ONE HUMAN BEING ON EARTH who will has gone on TV for 16 years straight to defend it. https://t.co/1XabPxIbYh
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) March 16, 2018