Skip to comments.Trump's chief of staff and national security advisor may quit soon over tensions with him
Posted on 02/22/2018 7:35:03 PM PST by NRx
Longstanding friction between U.S. President Donald Trump and two top aides, the National Security Advisor and the Chief of Staff, has grown to a point that either or both might quit soon, four senior administration officials said.
Both H.R. McMaster and John Kelly are military men considered by U.S. political observers as moderating influences on the president by imposing a routine on the White House. They have also convinced Trump of the importance of international alliances, particularly NATO, which he has criticized as not equally sharing its burdens with the United States.
However, all the officials were quick to add that the tensions could blow over, at least for now, as have previous episodes of discord between the president and other top officials who have fallen out of favor, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Asked about sources saying that either National Security Adviser McMaster or Chief of Staff Kelly, or both, might be leaving, White House spokesman Raj Shah on Thursday did not address the possibility.
He said: "The president has full confidence in each member of the team." Press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Tuesday that Trump "still has confidence in General McMaster."
Neither Kelly nor McMaster responded to requests for comment on whether they would remain in the administration.
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Well shoot McMaster can leave anytime and that would be nice.
Kelly - I hope not!
I am on my phone. Does anyone have the Not this Sciff again picture?
NRX ~ Non-Story, FAKE NEWS?
t y 4 posting...
Agreed. I dont understand HR was doing there in the first place.
Tensions with Trump, translation: Trump is still refusing to behave like a good little politician.
Reuters and unnamed sources
You must be bored
“...either or both might quit soon, four senior administration officials said.”
“...all the officials were quick to add that the tensions could blow over...”
Its PEAK TRUMP!
How can you call this fake news? They’ve got FOUR unnamed sources. That’s much more credible than their usual sourcing. /s
He can’t quit, he’s a serving military officer and that’s his duty assignment. All he can do is resign his Commission then he can quit. The arrogant prick
I can live with Kelly, but McMaster has to go, he’s a total POS that has no business being anywhere near policy-making.
TRACKS LIKE GOSSIP
I was just thinking how often I have cursed the boss and thought about quitting.
Kelly is going nowhere. HR maybe.
I wouldn't believe a thing from the MSM at this point....
They get their “intelligence” from close un-named sources...lol
Takes the cake.
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