WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has denied President Trump will be dismissing Gen. H.R. McMaster from his position in the White House.
"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," Sanders wrote in a tweet posted late Thursday night.
The Washington Post originally reported that Trump decided to remove the General and was actively looking for a replacement.
New: President Trump has decided to remove H.R. McMaster and is actively discussing potential replacements, according to five people with knowledge of the plans, preparing to deliver yet another jolt to the senior ranks of his administration. https://t.co/twOQQDiaOk— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) March 16, 2018
Rumors about McMaster's departure have been in the headlines since February. The Post reports McMaster's dismissal has been delayed because Trump wants to find a soft landing spot for McMaster after he departs.
The Trump administration wants McMaster to be an example of someone who can still serve without suffering a blow to their reputation.