President Trump tweeted Thursday that he would be replacing H.R. McMaster as his national security advisor with John Bolton, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations under George W. Bush.
Here's what he tweeted
I am pleased to announce that, effective 4/9/18, @AmbJohnBolton will be my new National Security Advisor. I am very… https://t.co/dlRJSb9xW1— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1521757601.0
"I am pleased to announce that, effective 4/9/18, [John Bolton] will be my new National Security Advisor," tweeted the president.
"I am very thankful for the service of General H.R. McMaster who has done an outstanding job & will always remain my friend," he said. "There will be an official contact handover on 4/9."
Current United States Ambassador to the United States Nikki Haley thanked McMaster for his service via her social media account.
"Thank you to Lieutenant General HR McMaster for your service and loyalty to our country," she tweeted. "Your selfless courage and leadership has inspired all of us. Most of all, thank you for your friendship."
Thank you to Lieutenant General HR McMaster for your service and loyalty to our country. Your selfless courage and… https://t.co/0Gi3SkFk7g— Archive: Ambassador Nikki Haley (@Archive: Ambassador Nikki Haley) 1521758458.0
"General McMaster forgot to say..."
McMaster might have earned the ire of the president when Trump felt like he had to correct him via his Twitter account in February.
"General McMaster forgot to say that the results of the 2016 election were not impacted or changed by the Russians and that the only Collusion was between Russia and Crooked H, the DNC and the Dems," he tweeted.
General McMaster forgot to say that the results of the 2016 election were not impacted or changed by the Russians a… https://t.co/ilaHKwf6Jy— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1518927768.0
"Remember the Dirty Dossier, Uranium, Speeches, Emails and the Podesta Company!" he added.
The president had been irked by a statement from McMaster at the Munich Security Conference where his national security advisor said, “with the FBI indictment, the evidence is now incontrovertible," that the Russians interfered in the election.
McMaster was also much more forceful in advocating for punishment against Russia. “It is time to impose serious political and economic consequences on Moscow and Tehran,” he said in March. “We must protect victims and hold all responsible parties accountable.