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Trump has complained that McMaster, a three-star Army general, is too rigid and that his briefings go on too long and seem irrelevant, the Post reported.

Of course he was fired, there were too many words, not enough pictures, and Trump was not mentioned enough.

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Do you get the feeling that all of the smart ones are leaving the room with only the dumb ones left hanging around?

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This isn't good, McMaster was basically the only sensible choice in the inner circle

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"I'm really at a point where we're getting very close to having the cabinet and other things that I want," 

That point should have arrived on 20th Jan 2017, given that the president decides all these things. What a manager!

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Well that didn't take Trumpy long after the firing of Rex Tillerson. Guess he really misses The Apprentice "You're fired!"

Watching H.R. McMaster on the TV news this morning talking about bad boy Russia.

General Kelly will be the next one.

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Soon the only people left will be his family.

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General Kelly will be the next one.

I wouldn't be surprised.

Kelly already said God was punishing him for something, a dig at Trump's WH. Yea, punishing him for aligning himself with Trump.

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Yep McMaster getting fired, McCabe getting fired per FBI request and IG report coming out soon enough. Good things coming

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Please dear God don't let his replacement be John Bolton.

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As soon as McMaster admitted that Russia interfered in the election, we all knew he was a goner.

The adults are all leaving, gonna be Lord of the Flies soon...

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One thing to take out of it : it's confirmed that "his" generals can get out too. So, Kelly, Mattis... It was nice knowing you !

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Whoever is picking will be immediately attacked and mocked, just like the first female CIA Director.

So Trump just needs to pick who can do a good job not who is less likely to be attacked by liberals.

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John Bolton??? Get ready for WWIII !!

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Chin up guys. Another 2 and a half years or so and this madness will be done.

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@blackla Good things coming

Given that Trump supporters have said all along they want US democratic systems (those remaining) brought down, also want closer relations with Russia, also want to sever relationships with 'old' allies, what good things do you see coming?

Abolition of a free, for-profit press, particularly CNN and other outlets that don't fawn all over Trump?

Abolition of intelligence agencies looking into Trump and his family's dealings with international crime?

More powers to the gun industries?

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None of all of that stuff. Simply people who actually did wrong and committed actual crimes with actual evidence of it being held responsible and punished. That’s a good thing.

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None of all of that stuff. Simply people who actually did wrong and committed actual crimes with actual evidence of it being held responsible and punished. That’s a good thing.

Never fear, Mueller homing in day by day. Kushner, Junior and the big Dandruff himself will be fitting themselves into your framework very soon now.

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This is great news.

No disrespect to (fired employee), but if you dont see eye to eye with the boss then you have to show them the door. I've had to do it myself a time or two. Not pretty, but necessary.

Now we can finally get (hired employee) in there to carry out Trump's true vision. A total victory.

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A parody of a parody based on a TV show that acidendtely became reality.

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Man, its gonna be like the traumatic election day all over again for you guys when Mueller finds nothing.

The whole thing as it relates to Trump is an investigation still looking for a crime. If Trump or Jr or any other family member goes to jail, there will be 50-100 people who go before them on both sides. I dont think the USA is willing to go through all of that without 100% indisputable evidence, which is now at 0%.

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If Mueller finds nothing, fine. Then we will know there wasn't a problem. Until then, no point in speculating. None of us knows whether there was a problem or not.

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What does Don Jrs pending divorce mean for the Russia investigation?! What couid his wife knowww? Liberal media is disgusting.

No point in speculating say the people who spent the last 1.5 years....speculating. So plenty of point to speculate he did something, but no point to speculate he didn’t. Right?

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I just get the feeling tomorrow is going to be a very historic day. Oh and in case the liberal media doesn’t tell you, the female CIA pick isn’t a “torturer” either. Wasn’t even there at the time. Good days coming.

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Whoever is picking will be immediately attacked and mocked, just like the first female CIA Director.

So Trump just needs to pick who can do a good job not who is less likely to be attacked by liberals

You mean like a Fox news personality as an economic adviser?

The mocking hasn't had a chance to stop and the "job" has not been good.

At least the WH is now giving elementary school level ethics lessons to the cabinet members.

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Another one bites the dust...yet Trumplets are screaming that all is fine in this administration blaaaaa...

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Of course he was fired, there were too many words, not enough pictures, and Trump was not mentioned enough.

Great! Now he can get together the appropriate team players he likes.

You mean like a Fox news personality as an economic adviser?

So what advisor would be suitable for the left? Lol

The mocking hasn't had a chance to stop and the "job" has not been good.

At least the WH is now giving elementary school level ethics lessons to the cabinet members.

At least this administration is doing that. Lol

Chin up guys. Another 2 and a half years or so and this madness will be done.

Or 7....

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Trump's considering Scooby Doo as a replacement.

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I just get the feeling tomorrow is going to be a very historic day. 

Let's hope not. Trump has created so much bad history as it is.

The country take a collective sigh of relief when he is finally out of office and begin the process of repairing its reputation.

Or, does the rest of the world believe Trump actually represents Americans? My wife told me that just to insult me. Kinda hurt.

I'm more patient. I realize Mueller's investigation is progressing in an apolitical way and keeps pointing towards you know who.

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No I mean like every single member of the Trump family and every single person that has even been in the trump administration. Mercilessly attacked and mocked and lied about by liberal media. Except a Mattis- somehow they are smart enough to not mess with him.

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@blacklabel Mercilessly attacked and mocked and lied about by liberal media. What do you expect really Trump mercilessly attacks everyone whats good for the goose is good for the gander..Oh mattis dont mess with mad dog blaaaa....

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Rosenstein has said Mueller has done nothing inappropriate, and he knows everything Mueller is doing and has done.

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So what advisor would be suitable for the left? Lol

How about Porky Pig? He'd keep Trump entertained and out of trouble.

News flash. Believing that Trump is unfit for the presidency does not automatically entail being "left".

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Heard the White House staff are singing "If ten green bottles on the wall!"

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How about Porky Pig? He'd keep Trump entertained and out of trouble.

I think the Democrats would be funnier.

News flash. Believing that Trump is unfit for the presidency does not automatically entail being "left".

No, but definitely overwhelmingly.

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Republicans like myself are tired of President Trump. IMPEACH!

Fired....Your Fired!! Hit the road! IRS Audit! Eat Cheeseburgers and watch three TV's in your own place.

Ted Cruz, Please run against this guy please!!!!

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Now he can get together the appropriate team players he likes.

Maybe the Romper Room teacher is available.

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Anyway will be great if McMaster isn’t really getting fired and the 5 sources of this story are indicted for leaking. Will also be fine if he is fired, either one is ok to me.

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Blacklabel

Oh like the fake news that the CIA hire was a torturer?

That's not Fake News but documented history.

The Republican senator Rand Paul said on Wednesday he would oppose Donald Trump’s nomination of Gina Haspel for director of the CIA, accusing her of having shown “joyful glee” during the torture of terrorism suspects.

From one of your own

Gina Haspel is a CIA is a career spymaster who once ran a secret prison in Thailand and was involved in destroying videos of terror suspects being waterboarded.

Gina Haspel was in charge of the "black site" where accused terrorists Abu Zubayadah and Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri were waterboarded in 2002.

She helped carry out an order to destroy videos which led to a long investigation by the US Justice Department which ended with no charges being brought.

So what say you?

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@blacklabel its not about right or wrong its...at least do a bit of homework before you bother to post its not just those 2 sites fox news even reported it as well took a whole 5 seconds to google it...why is it that anyone who dislikes Trump is left where do you get this logic from many posters on here that dislike Trump have said this over and over again but you just dont seem to get it..

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 5 sources of this story are indicted for leaking. 

Funny, delusions of grandeur while facing the risk of a real indictment. Ohh to be persecuted.

An indictment for leaking what? Secret government information about Trump wanting to fire McMaster?

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its ok, just wait and see.

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"Trump has complained that McMaster, a three-star Army general, is too rigid and that his briefings go on too long and seem irrelevant...."

And yet Trump absolutely LOVES his own speeches, which run nearly double the time of other politicians, on average.

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Maybe the Romper Room teacher is available

You think Nancy and Maxine have that much time to spare?

Gina Haspel is a CIA is a career spymaster who once ran a secret prison in Thailand and was involved in destroying videos of terror suspects being waterboarded.

Works for me!

And yet Trump absolutely LOVES his own speeches, which run nearly double the time of other politicians, on average.

Almost every liberal I know loves to continuously talk about themselves, the difference is, Trump does it better.

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bass4funk

Works for me!

Accept its congress who gets to decide and already your own republicans are blocking the appointment of Gina Haspel, so it don't work for them. Probably sending the world the wrong message appointing her to Director of the CIA, which you probably don't care about but the world will.

We can least agree Trump loves himself more than anyone else is capable of.

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Great! Now he can get together the appropriate team players he likes.

Finally!

Why couldn't a "smart person" like Trump do this from the beginning like he said he would? Was it the deep state establishment that kept him from doing so? Or maybe distractions from the liberal media? The biased intelligence community? Hillary Clinton?

Truth is, staff changes will be a constant as long as Trump is president. And the reason is Trump. He needs people who seem smart to him, who feed his ego, and who agree with all of his boneheaded ideas. There are very few people in the world who fit these requirements, and most of the ones who do will eventually get sick of working for this jerk, or screw something up so bad they have to quit.

I wouldn't be surprised if Trump impulsively goes for the demented John Bolton. I'm praying he won't, but then again, Bolton won't last a year. He's too much of a grandstander, and Trump doesn't like anyone stealing his thunder.

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There are very few people in the world who fit these requirements, and most of the ones who do will eventually get sick of working for this jerk, or screw something up so bad they have to quit.

Ohhh, I can think of a lot of people that would fit the mold.

Stormy Daniels?

Devin Nunes?

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Don't forget to turn off the lights at the White House, cheers, thx, bye!

Honestly, its like a kids day care center with all the supervising adults removed.

I can't believe Republicans are letting the situation slide into abject craziness. Its embarrassing for a lot of decent conservatives surely. Is Mike Pence the devil incarnate? He can't be any worse than Trump.

Its time the Republicans fulfilled their duty and got things back in order.

Trump has to go.

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I think he should stay.

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I think he should stay.

To quote one of the site's most prolific posters, "and many of us feel just the opposite." :D

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Chuck Norris is available. With the new Economic Chief being a cartoon character from CNBC, Norris with his fake career and rightwing nuttiness would be perfect. Or better yet Steven Seagal who may be, not 100 percent sure, more in love with himself than the Donald. And fatter too.

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Kelly will be waiting to be fired.

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Trump isn't very good at hiring people.

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"Trump isn't very good at hiring people"

That must be why the Trump organization has been such a failure. Wait a minute...

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@serrano That must be why the Trump organization has been such a failure. Wait a minute it really has been a failure.How many times bankrupt how many workers contractors not paid.

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Does Pres. Trump own shares in whoever prints the business cards & stationary for the White-house, if so... all these firing's & hiring's are certainly going to give that Company a bumper revenue.... probably worth investing in them.

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Physical harm is expressed against Stormy, her attorney expressed.

Mueller subpoenaed Trump organizations.

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We don't know if next Secretary of State will be confirmed or not. CIA Chief either. No torture yet.

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Who will be next GOP Pres. candidate?

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Seems like it would be easier to just fire 1 person.

And don't make fun of Chuck Norris.

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toshikoToday  12:41 am JST

Who will be next GOP Pres. candidate?

My money is on creepy Ted Cruz challenging the Orange imposter. If he's managed to stay out of gaol until 2020 that is, Trump will be even more woefully unpopular than now.

Slimy Cruz went out of his way at the insane party '16 convention to paint himself as some sort of asylum saviour.

Me I'm just looking forward to the meltdown....

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Me I'm just looking forward to the meltdown....

Hopefully it starts starts with the mid-terms.

THE MIDTERM MELTDOWN!!! A no-holds-barred cage match for the soul of the country. Coming to television sets near you in November.

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AG Session fired McCabe. 2 days before he qualify for retirement.

I think Cruz will be well accepted.

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There will be more. Firing. Even Sanders isnot safe.

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All I can see is DT is removing any intelligent man or woman and replacing them with "yes men", any body with any self esteem, or intelligence is not going to work in the WH, so, it begs the question who will fill these roles, I am wondering which caricature from sesame street will apparer first in the WH?

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There will be more. Firing. Even Sanders is not safe.

No doubt there will be more firing as long as DT's twitter account is not blocked. But even if it were the orange man will find a way to finally surround himself with only clones of - yes, you guessed right.

There will be those who will defend the president's actions till the end, many of them knowing something is afoul and on the other side of the fence those who strongly reject the man's idiocy and have done so from the beginning. What both sides need to do is ask themselves if this, the state the US is in right now is what they wanted and what they can do to bridge the division and get serious about really make America great again. Leaving the outcome to a twitter man won't cut it.

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This just in, Trump fires US flag for now waving properly when he walked by.

"Your fired Mr. Flag".

Is Trump pretending to still be on his TV program even though he was fired by NBC.

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Remember when peope praised McMaster?

Careful expressing support for any new Cabinet member nowadays - they may be dismissed just months from now

Some of the worst attacks on McMaster actually happened in August:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._R._McMaster#National_Security_Advisor

In early August, McMaster was targeted by what some deemed a "smear campaign" after he fired several National Security Council staff members. White House officials and journalists suspected Steve Bannon of leading these attacks. Attorney Mike Cernovich and radio host Alex Jones, along with Breitbart News, were among the foremost promoters of the anti-McMaster campaign; Cernovich's Web site for the campaign also included a cartoon depicting McMaster, which the ADL labeled antisemitic.

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THE MIDTERM MELTDOWN!!! A no-holds-barred cage match for the soul of the country. Coming to television sets near you in November.

Republicans are due for a shellacking.

As for McMaster being fired - that might just be fake news.

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Trump has complained that McMaster, a three-star Army general, is too rigid and that his briefings go on too long and seem irrelevant, the Post reported.

Of course! Trump is too stupid to know any military matters and he's unworkable with anyhow. Trump wants the brass to kowtow to him and kiss his ass. At least Obama, also a non-veteran, confided with the military brass on these matters. He asked the Gon for some plans to dust off Usama bin Laden and then said the word. He discussed with them and then ordered the withdrawal from the Iraq War. He worked with their input when ISIS raised its ugly head and he conferred with NATO leaders for their 2011 war with Libya. And he directed the military for Haiti quake relief. Trump is too stupid, arrogant and childish for that. He is not suitable to govern a trash can.

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Brian WhewayMar. 17 05:15 pm JSTAll I can see is DT is removing any intelligent man or woman and replacing them with "yes men", any body with any self esteem, or intelligence is not going to work in the WH, so, it begs the question who will fill these roles, I am wondering which caricature from sesame street will apparer first in the WH?

TrashTrump will probably try to kill PBS and Sesame Street because it's too 'liberal' for an uncouth scoundrel scum like him.

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> SuperLib

Mar. 16 10:38 pm JST

Trump isn't very good at hiring people.

Who would want to work for that juvenile self-centered oaf?

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