This time it’s true. After dozens of false alarms and false reports over the past few weeks, President Trump’s National Security Adviser, H.R McMaster, actually did resign today.
White House officials just announced that McMaster will be replaced by national security expert, John Bolton, the former United States ambassador to the United Nations.
According to The New York Times:
The officials also said that Mr. Trump wanted to fill out his national security team before his meeting with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un. He replaced Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson with the C.I.A. director, Mike Pompeo, last week.
Officials emphasized that General McMaster’s departure was a mutual decision and amicable, with none of the recrimination that marked Mr. Tillerson’s exit. They said it was not related to a leak on Tuesday of briefing materials for Mr. Trump’s phone call with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.
It was never 100% clear, in the minds of many, whether McMaster was a Trump loyalist or not. Reports going back to the earliest of President Trump’s White House accused McMaster of being one of the major leakers in the White House.
Leaker or not, McMaster is out and Bolton is in. Now President Trump can have his “Dream Team”, a team he feels totally comforatable with, with him when he meets with North Korea’s Kim Jung Un in May.
President Trump has been consulting with John Bolton for quite some time. This should be a good move for the Trump administration and the country.