Sarah Sanders Denied McMaster Would Be Fired a Week Ago



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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders is coming under fire online for backtracking on her prior statements.
Trump announced on Twitter Thursday that John Bolton would replace H.R. McMaster as national security adviser.
But just a week ago, Sanders denied a Washington Post report that Trump planned to remove McMaster from the role.
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Just spoke to @POTUS and Gen. H.R. McMaster – contrary to reports they have a good working relationship and there are no changes at the NSC.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) March 16, 2018

“One thing is clear, Sarah Sanders has absolutely no problem with lying,” one user tweeted.
“The only fake news comes from the White House,” another added.
In the Post’s initial report, they explained that a White House spokesperson did not dispute that the president had already made a decision about McMaster, despite Sanders’ denial.
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“White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly — who has personally been eager to see McMaster go — has also told White House staff in recent days that Trump had made up his mind about ousting McMaster,” the Post reported.
Earlier Thursday morning, it was Trump himself who was called out on Twitter. Trump’s lead lawyer in the Russia case, John Dowd, resigned on Thursday. But Trump tweeted just 11 days earlier that he was “VERY happy” with the work of his legal team.
See some of the Twitter reactions to McMaster’s replacement below:

One week ago, Sarah Sanders denied that Trump had made the decision to replace McMaster when we reported this. Now, McMaster is out, and Bolton is in. https://t.co/RJBjdl9Zxw https://t.co/GKBQEcB2aZ
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) March 22, 2018

Even after Sanders publicly pushed back on WaPo report on McMaster exit, our sources told us we were correct. Trump had indeed made his decision. He just wasn’t ready to announce it yet — and was mad it had gotten out. https://t.co/NejHjQHuLv
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) March 22, 2018

So Trump waited a few days to fire #McMaster just to dodge the reporting that it was happening? Sanders went out last week and made another hollow statement about no change. Is that unfair criticism of her? When you deceive on small things, hard to trust on anything.
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) March 22, 2018

The National Security Advisir HR McMaster is “resigning”.
One thing is clear, Sarah Sanders has absolutely no problem with lying.
This was literally ???????? one ???????? week ???????? ago! pic.twitter.com/jPVItSdwD0
— Neisee Peezy (@NeiseePeezy) March 22, 2018

That liar Sarah Sanders Huckabee and John Kelly swore over the weekend that HR McMaster would not be fired. Another lie from this corrupt White supremacist House. pic.twitter.com/avdJZp573M
— Ice Player (@IcePlayer10) March 22, 2018

Hey guys remember that time one week ago when Sarah Sanders wrote ????Just spoke to @POTUS and Gen. H.R. McMaster – contrary to reports they have a good working relationship and there are no changes at the NSC…… ????????????
— Dan Malloy (@DanMalloy11) March 22, 2018

not even a WEEK ago, sarah huckabee sanders told us mcmaster wasn’t going anywhere.
— fooler initiative (@metroadlib) March 22, 2018

I wonder what other Orwellian dissembling Sanders will come up with when a retired McMaster, now freed from any need to save his Army career, starts talking. https://t.co/5x8ZrHEXK9
— Alberto Riva (@Albertoriva) March 22, 2018

But Sarah Sanders said you and McMaster were going strong. Did she….could she have possibly lied?
— Uncouth Marie (@UncouthMarie) March 22, 2018

Re: McMaster: help us all. Trump is a lunatic that just appointed a lunatic in Bolton. Sarah Sanders and Trump are GD liars. Not a day of peace with this Admin. Hold on folks, bumpy ride coming.
— EdieMortonLastella (@Edie84729485) March 22, 2018

Didn’t Sarah Sanders say Trump was not going to fire McMaster around 3 whole days ago? The only fake news comes from the WH.
— Michelle (@SoSofieFatale) March 22, 2018

#REMINDER: SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS DENIED REPORTS MCMASTER’S JOB WAS IN JEOPARDY ONE WEEK AGO TODAY…
We knew she was a liar. We know she will always be a liar.
DON’T BELIEVE WHITE HOUSE DENIALS.
Whether about changing legal team…or FIRING MUELLER. https://t.co/2xZ11iuMwJ
— Cyrus Toulabi (@CyrusToulabi) March 22, 2018

6 days later. And now they’re going to start blaming him, behind the scenes, for leaking DO NOT CONGRATULATE. You just know it.Sanders: ‘McMaster is a dedicated public servant’ https://t.co/8F85ztdb8U
— Kathi Ailts (@komedychik) March 22, 2018

Welp, another one bites the dust. @PressSec Sarah Huckabee Sanders got caught lyin’ to the press again. H.R. McMaster will be replaced by a belligerent war hawk that will feed Trump’s base. I suspect that Mueller will be fired shortly. It’s going to get ugly fast. https://t.co/CjIsV4SFZA
— Stable Genius Staci (@thetideishigh_) March 22, 2018

The turnover in the Trump administration continues.
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Michael Flynn  
Michael Flynn resigned in February 2017 as President Trump’s national security adviser after less than a month in the position.
The move came after Flynn admitted he gave “incomplete information” about a call he had with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. last December regarding sanctions against Russia, The New York Times reported, and that he misled Vice President Mike Pence and other top White House officials about the conversation.
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Preet Bharara 
Months after getting personal assurance from the president that he would remain in his job as a top federal prosecutor, Bharara was asked to submit his resignation in March 2017.
“Had I not been fired, and had Donald Trump continued to cultivate a direct personal relationship with me, it’s my strong belief at some point, given the history, the president of the United States would’ve asked me to do something inappropriate,” Bharara said on his podcast.
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James Comey 
President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey in May 2017 over his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails.
Trump’s decision was based on the recommendation of both Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, according to Spicer.
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Michael Dubke 
Michael Dubke, the first communications director in the Trump White House, resigned in May 2017 in the midst of ongoing blowback for the president’s handling of the firing of James Comey.

Sean Spicer 
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned in late July 2017 when Trump hired Anthony Scaramucci as communications director. 
According to the New York Times, which first broke the news, Spicer told President Trump he vehemently disagreed with the appointment of New York financier and former Fox Business host Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.
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Reince Priebus  
Priebus was ousted from his position as White House Chief of Staff in July 2017, when Donald Trump hired General John Kelly to take his place. 
“I am pleased to inform you that I have just named General/Secretary John F Kelly as White House Chief of Staff. He is a Great American,” Trump said in a tweet. 
“I would like to thank Reince Priebus for his service and dedication to his country,” Trump went on to say in a separate tweet. “We accomplished a lot together and I am proud of him!”

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Anthony Scaramucci 
Scaramucci was the White House Communications Director for 10 days last summer and is now infamous for a wild, expletive-filled interview with The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza. He announced in late September week that he will launch his own media website, called The Scaramucci Post. 
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Sebastian Gorka 
Sebastian Gorka announced his decision to exit his role as deputy assistant to the POTUS in a letter to the president in late August 2017. 
“[G]iven recent events, it is clear to me that forces that do not support the MAGA promise are – for now – ascendant within the White House,” Gorka wrote in the letter, obtained by the Federalist. “As a result, the best and most effective way I can support you, Mr. President, is from outside the People’s House.”
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Steve Bannon 
White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon was reportedly fired in August 2017, though he insists he resigned July 27 — giving two weeks’ notice — but his leaving was put off because of the events in Charlottesville, Virginia. He returned to Breitbart News, where he vows to go to “war” for Trump.
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Tom Price 
Following a week-long scandal over his lavish use of private jets while traveling on government business, Health and Human Services secretary Tom Price  resigned on September 29.
“Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas Price offered his resignation earlier today and the President accepted,” the White House said in a statement. “The President intends to designate Don J. Wright of Virginia to serve as Acting Secretary, effective at 11:59 p.m. on September 29, 2017.”
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Omarosa Manginault 
Former “Apprentice” contestant Omarosa Manigault Newman resigned in December “to pursue other opportunities,” according to a White House press release. Trump thanked her for In February 2018, she became a contestant on “Celebrity Big Brother,” and bashed Trump in the first episode. 
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Brenda Fitzgerald
Centers for Disease Control director Brenda Fitzgerald resigned in January 2018 after a Politico report that she bought shares in a tobacco company one month into her role. 
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Rob Porter  
Staff secretary Rob Porter left the White House in February 2018 after his two ex-wives both detailed accusations of  domestic abuse. Reports emerged that senior aides knew about the allegations for months but did nothing until more details came out to the public, sparking backlash. Trump praised Porter’s character and reiterated that he had proclaimed his innocence. 
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Hope Hicks 
Just one day after testifying before the House intelligence committee in February 2018, the White House Communications Director and longtime Trump loyalist announced plans to resign.
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Gary Cohn 
Cohn, considered one of the most liberal members of Team Trump as director of the National Economic Council, announced in March 2018 he was leaving after a disagreement with Trump over tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. He had previously been mentioned as a possible chief of staff.

John McEntee 
McEntee was abruptly fired after serving a year as the president’s personal assistant, the Wall Street Journal reported on March 13, 2018. The paper cited an unspecified security issue as the reason for the dismissal.

Rex Tillerson  
The secretary of state was abruptly asked to resign in March 2018 after just over a year in the job. The former CEO of Exxon Mobil arrived at the State Department with no experience in government or diplomacy and soon ran afoul of both his agency and Trump, particularly after reports emerged that Tillerson had called the president a “moron” following a cabinet meeting.

H. R. McMaster
The lieutenant general, picked by Trump to be his second national security adviser, resigned March 22nd and replaced by former United States ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton.
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