President Donald Trump used his favorite method of communication, Twitter, on Thursday to announce that H.R. McMaster was out as National Security Advisor and was being replaced by Bush administration veteran and frequent Fox News commentator John Bolton.
General McMaster, who replaced Michael Flynn as National Security Advisor when the latter was forced to resign, was long reported to be at odds with Trump and, according to a report from CNN, he and the president didn't work together well, with Trump referring to McMaster as "gruff and condescending," and a Republican source saying that their "personality and style" didn't match.
McMaster's ouster is only the latest in a wild series of exits from the White House this month. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was fired by Trump in a tweet by the president less than 10 days ago and replaced with CIA chief Mike Pompeo. Earlier today, John Dowd, the head of Trump's Russian investigation legal team, resigned. According to an article in the New York Times, Dowd gave the the president's refusal to follow his legal advice as his reason for stepping down.
According to an article in Politico, the chaos over exiting personnel at the White House forced Chief of Staff John Kelly to meet with key members of the president's staff to inform them that no more changes were on the way in the near future. Of course, according to a recent CBS News story, there are swirling rumors that John Kelly himself may soon be on the way out.