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Trump names Gen. McMaster as National Security Adviser

General HR McMaster Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Donald Trump has named General HR McMaster as his National Security Adviser and Keith Kellogg will be his Chief of Staff for the National Security Council.

Gen McMaster replaces former national security advisor Michael Flynn, who lasted 25 days in the job after stepping down when it emerged that he had misled vice-president Mike Pence and other officials over his contacts with officials in Moscow.

In the same announcement the US President said he will ask John Bolton to serve in another capacity.



Donald Trump enjoys jobs cheers after jeering the media

  • Video report by ITV News Washington Correspondent Robert Moore

A day after his fiery encounter with the Washington press, US President Donald Trump has enjoyed a far less critical audience outside of DC.

He was cheered to the rafters as he told workers at a factory in the pro-Trump state of South Carolina he would be putting American business and jobs first.

While he suffered another blow in his bid to appoint a national security adviser, his connection with the audience was a reminder of how the maverick candidate succeeded in winning almost 63 million votes.

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