nothing to see here folks
Sarah Huckabee Sanders says everything's fine between Trump and McMaster, thank you very much
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is swatting down a Washington Post report that President Trump has decided to fire National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, tweeting late Thursday night that presently, things are fine between the two.
"Just spoke to @POTUS and Gen. H.R. McMaster — contrary to reports they have a good working relationship and there are no changes at the NSC," Sanders said. The Post, citing five White House officials who asked to remain anonymous in order to speak freely, reported that Trump is coming up with a list of replacements for McMaster, but isn't in a rush. Earlier this month, MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace reported McMaster could be replaced as early as next month.
Shortly after Sanders tweeted that everything's good and no one is going anywhere, The Wall Street Journal's Rebecca Ballhaus confirmed with administrational officials that Trump has told his chief of staff, John Kelly, he has decided to "oust McMaster" but "wants a more graceful exit for McMaster than he afforded" outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, "whom he fired via tweet."