“McMaster, who replaced Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, a little over a year ago, is an intensely focused intellectual whose detailed briefings, by all accounts, drove the president crazy. Trump took to mocking him openly in the Oval Office, asking other White House aides why McMaster was so serious.” – Eliana Johnson, Politico Magazine
I read this article last night and I thought this statement summed up “our” President perfectly, “whose detailed briefings, by all accounts, drove the president crazy”. The firing of National security adviser, H.R. McMaster was not a big surprise. Once again, Maggie Haberman with The New York Times and who Trump refers to as a “Hillary flunky” predicted it a week ago and as usual Trump denied it; “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.” One week later, gone.
But McMaster, like former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made a mistake, they talked bad about Russia and if we have learned anything in the last fourteen months, nobody, NOBODY, talks bad about Trumps best friend in the whole world, Vladimir Putin. At least Trump didn’t fire McMaster via tweet, oh no, he was watching John Bolton on Fox News, decided right then to make a change and rather than walking 100 feet to McMaster’s office and telling him face to face, Trump called him and told him on the phone.
Now here is the fun part, while Bolton was still being interviewed Trump tweeted; “I am pleased to announce that, effective 4/9/18,
@AmbJohnBolton will be my new National Security Advisor. I am very thankful for the service of General H.R. McMaster who has done an outstanding job & will always remain my friend. There will be an official contact handover on 4/9.” surprising both the host of the Fox show and Bolton. Does the term impulsive, and flying by the seat of your pants sound like the way to lead this great nation?
I responded to a comment this morning from a Trump supporter telling him that my daughter called me last night after watching the news and hearing about the latest departure and the arrival of John Bolton to the Trump White House with one question “Should I be worried?”
For 28 years I have loved her, cared for her and protected her as best I could and for the first time in 28 years I had to tell her something that I didn’t fully believe, “Everything is going to be okay.”
We have a “President” that is being influenced and making policy decisions because of two regimes, Vladimir Putin and Fox News. We have a “President” that is making decisions and “moves” to change the headlines away from Russia, Porn stars and Playboy Bunnies. We have a “President” that is making decisions just because he feels like it.
Trump has assembled a new legal team that is not preparing to represent him in the charges special counsel Robert Mueller is currently accumulating against him. These new legal eagles have one purpose, and one purpose only to go on Fox News and defend Trumps upcoming decision to fire Mueller. It’s coming.
So back to McMaster, with his firing there is one less grown-up, one less babysitter to mind the adolescent in the White House. The chief of staff is next and the speculation is that Trump will not replace him. On the one hand, having grown-ups around Trump is a good thing, a safe thing for this country but on the other, this dumb-ass is so self destructive and impulsive we may not need Mueller to cook his goose. If you didn’t know it Trump is a sexual intellectual, he is a f*cking know it all.