Trump taps Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser
President Trump on Monday named Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn — a move meant to help put the White House on firmer footing after missteps on multiple fronts.
Trump called McMasters “a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience” while introducing him to reporters at the Mar-a-Lago estate in in Florida before returning to Washington.
“He is highly respected by everyone in the military, and we’re very honored to have him,” Trump said of McMaster, a widely respected military strategist.
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, who has been serving as acting national security adviser, will become the National Security Council chief of staff, Trump also announced.
“I think that combination is something very, very special,” Trump said, later adding: “What a team. This is a great team.”
In brief remarks, McMaster said it would be “a privilege” to continue to serve the nation. “I look forward to joining the national security team and doing everything that I can to advance and protect the interests of the American people,” he said. - Read More, washingtonpost