'President Donald Trump ready to fire NSA Lt Gen McMaster'

The White House did not immediately respond to a request from Reuters for comment.

Kelly revealed the surprise anecdote in a room of reporters and senior Trump administration officials Friday.

On Tuesday, Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the president has signaled in recent days that a shake-up at the top levels of his administration was not over.

The president and McMaster have disagreed on a number of issues - including the Iran deal and the US approach to North Korea - and the national security adviser has also clashed with Kelly and Defense Secretary James Mattis, according to the officials.

The President's penchant for television is so obvious that West Wing hopefuls have adjusted their views during television appearances in order to boost their chances of being offered a position in the White House.

U.S. President Donald Trump has chose to sack National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, in what would be the latest in a string of high-profile White House departures, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.


Sanders, who sent a message on Twitter on Thursday evening denying the account, said she had asked the president about the report in The Washington Post and Trump said it was not accurate.

In the Trump White House, the President is the casting director - and these are his screen tests. Top economic adviser Gary Cohn and communications director Hope Hicks are leaving the White House in coming weeks. Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Though the drumbeat of the ongoing Russian Federation probe has only grown louder, the president believes that his recent decisions on tariffs and North Korea have breathed new life into his administration, and he is eager to take more bold steps that make his own mark. He is beginning to trust his gut more and he now feels less inclined to listen to input from his advisers and aides, who he feels are constantly trying to restrict him from doing what he wants.

Trump chafes at McMaster's demeanor, complaining that his aide lectures him, according to three current and former administration officials.

The president and McMaster have disagreed on a number of issues - including the Iran deal and the USA approach to North Korea - and the national security adviser has also clashed with Kelly and Defense Secretary James Mattis, according to the officials.

U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is most likely the next official to leave the Trump administration, following a string of firings and resignations, according to an online betting website said which put the odds against him staying at 3/2.


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