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Trump set to oust national security adviser H.R. McMaster: report

AFP-Jiji

U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to sack National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, in what would be the latest in a string of high-profile White House departures, The Washington Post reported Thursday.

The newspaper reported that Trump is discussing potential replacements for McMaster, but is willing to take his time because he wants to avoid humiliating him as well as to have a successor ready.

The report comes just two days after the president fired Rex Tillerson as secretary of state — a move announced on Trump’s Twitter account.

Gary Cohn, Trump’s top economic adviser, resigned earlier this month, and Trump’s White House tenure has also seen the departure of his chief strategist, chief of staff and his first national security adviser, among other officials.