As tensions mounted between President Donald Trump and his third national security adviser, John Bolton, Trump reportedly began calling his second national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, for advice.
NBC News reported that Trump also told McMaster he missed him.
Trump’s outreach to McMaster apparently came as a surprise to those closest to him, but the president has a history of reaching out to an aide’s predecessor when he’s displeased with that aide.
Trump abruptly fired Bolton via tweet on Tuesday. He said he will name a new national security adviser next week.
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As tensions between President Donald Trump and his third national security adviser were mounting, Trump began calling his second national security adviser and telling him he missed him, NBC News reported.
Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster was abruptly ousted in March 2018 and replaced with John Bolton. But as Trump began losing confidence in Bolton, he started calling McMaster and asking for his advice on national security issues like who he should nominate to lead the Pentagon, NBC News reported.
Trump announced Bolton’s dismissal on Twitter, writing, “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at …read more
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