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The Note: McMaster Joins the Ranks of Trump’s Administration

Trump’s First 100 Days with SHUSHANNAH WALSHE

Day No. 33

THE BIG STORY: The search for a national security adviser is over. Sat together on a couch at Mar-a-Lago behind a massive bouquet of red roses, President Trump announced his pick as Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster. McMaster is known for his independent thinking and it was a choice widely praised by Republicans. McMaster replaces the dismissed Michael Flynn after he misled the vice president about his discussions with the Russian ambassador. Trump confirmed yesterday Pence helped with the new selection. With the choice of McMaster, the Trump administration is hoping to put the drama of the Flynn business behind them and move on. “He’s a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience, I’ve watched and read a lot over the last few days, he is highly respected by everyone in the military and we are very honored to have him,” the president said of McMaster when he announced his choice. McMaster will remain on active duty while filling…

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