U.S. President Names New National Security Advisor

Washington, February 21 (RHC)-- U.S. President Donald Trump has named a new national security advisor following the resignation of his first pick and the refusal of the second.  On Tuesday, Trump announced U.S. Army lieutenant general H.R. McMaster as his new national security advisor at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida. 

His first pick, Michael Flynn, had to resign on February 13th after reports emerged of his secret discussions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about sanctions the outgoing administration of President Barack Obama imposed on Moscow late last year.  Retired vice admiral Robert Harward, Trump’s next choice, also turned down the offer. 

Trump described McMaster as “a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience.”  He made the announcement while sitting on a sofa between McMaster, dressed in uniform, and retired U.S. Army lieutenant general Keith Kellogg in the living room of Mar-a-Lago, where music played overhead. 

McMaster made a brief statement to reporters, saying he was grateful for the opportunity to serve in the administration and looked forward to joining the national security team. 

Edited by Pavel Jacomino


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