Published: Sun, February 25, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Military Parade Planners Eye Veterans Day For Event, Official Says

Military Parade Planners Eye Veterans Day For Event, Official Says

Tensions between Trump and McMaster have been playing out for months and were on full display this weekend after Trump publicly chided him over remarks he made regarding Russian interference in the election.

Folks in our area also know General McMaster from his stint as the commander of Fort Benning.

Even so, considering the fact that McMaster's job security in Trump's administration has come up before, as well as the president's recent public criticism of him on Twitter regarding what he did (and didn't) say while testifying on Russia's election meddling, it's quite likely that the general's final days in the White House are fast approaching.

Meanwhile, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday said that Trump "still had confidence in General McMaster".

President Trump wants his costly military parade to coincide with Veterans Day.

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Since then, many have rallied to the defense of the transgender troops, including two senior Republican senators, John McCain of Arizona, who is a former P.O.W., and Orrin Hatch of Utah, plus a group of 56 retired generals and admirals.

On Saturday, Trump criticized McMaster on Twitter after the national security adviser said there was "incontrovertible" evidence that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 presidential election.

Politico said the White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

He prefers the briefing style of someone like CIA Director Mike Pompeo or Defense Secretary James Mattis, who patiently answer his questions, regardless of the premise.

"But the clearance business is personal, and if Trump sets special rules for family members, I'm not sure if Kelly and McMaster would salute", the official said.


Officials are not revealing Mattis' recommendations to the president.

Even after Bannon was ejected from the White House, McMaster has struggled to find his footing.

However, one top Pentagon official said McMaster's role in the administration should not prevent him from earning his fourth star, comparing his transition to other military officers like Colin Powell who have gone back and forth between the Pentagon and the White House.

If a suitable job couldn't be found, McMaster could opt to retire.


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