President Trump announced this afternoon at Mar-A-Lago that the National Security Advisor who will be replacing the fired Gen. Flynn is Lt. Gen., H.R. McMaster.
Somewhere around 3 pm, in a dark suit and red tie, President of the United States was sitting at the opulent room at Mar-A-Lago with Lt.Gen. McMaster and Kellog.
“I just wanted to announce, that Gen. H.R. McMaster will become the National Security Advisor. He’s a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience. I watched and read a lot over the last two days. He is highly respected by everyone in the military and we’re very honored to have him” said President Trump.
“He also has known for a long time, Keith Kellogg, who I also have gotten to know this terrific man. They will be working together. And Keith is going to be chief of staff. And I think that combination is something very, very special. I met with many other people. I have tremendous respect for the people I met with.
I know John Bolton, we’ll be asking him to work with us in a somewhat different capacity. We had some really good meetings with him. Knows a lot. He had a good number of ideas that I must tell you I agree very much with. So we’ll be talking with John Bolton in a different capacity. And we’ll be talking to some of the other generals that I’ve met. But I really, really gained a lot of respect for, “said President Trump
Before Gen. McMaster and President Trump shook hands, he used an opportunity to state the following “President, thank you very much. I would just like to say what a privilege it is to be able to continue serving our nation. I’m grateful to you for that opportunity, and I look forward to joining the national security team and doing everything that I can to advance and protect the interests of the American people. Thank you very much “.
President Trump said that he knows that Gen. H.R. McMaster is “ going to do a great job.”
Gen. Kellogg then took his turn to share thoughts about the role he will be taking on himself: “Mr. President, thank you for the opportunity to continue to serve. I’m very honored by it, very privileged by it. And I’m very honored and privileged to serve alongside with H.R. McMaster, I’ve known for years as well. He’s a great statesman, a great Sargent. Thank you, sir.”
“What a team. This is a great team. We’re very, very honored. Our country is lucky to have two people like this and frankly, after having met so many of the people in the military, we’re lucky to have all of them. So thank you all very much. I’ll see you back in Washington. We’re leaving now. Thank you, ” concluded President Trump.