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H.R. McMaster Out As National Security Adviser

March 22, 2018 - 7:38 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Another day, another White House exit. 

General H.R. McMaster will be leaving his post as National Security Adviser next month, and former Ambassador John Bolton will take his place.

President Donald Trump made the announcement on Twitter Thursday evening. Trump said Bolton will take over as National Security Adviser on April 9.

"I am very thankful for the service of General H.R. McMaster who has done an outstanding job (and) will always remain my friend,” Trump said in the tweet.

On the CBS Evening News, Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett noted that McMaster has long had a troubled relationship with Trump on policy and procedure.

Bolton, who served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush, would be the third National Security Adviser in Trump’s ongoing first term.

Bolton is a hardliner on North Korea and Iran, and is expected to take a tougher stance than McMaster to the extent that he coordinates foreign policy, Garrett reported. That could change Trump’s approach to both the Iran nuclear deal – which Trump must decide by May 12 to keep or jettison – and possible negotiations with North and South Korea about the future of the North Korean nuclear program, Garrett reported.