President Donald Trump has been miffed at Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as of late and the presumption is that the national security advisor is on his way out.
The White House is already preparing for his replacement. According to NBC News, five sources confirm the decision is being orchestrated by chief of staff John Kelly and Defense Secretary James Mattis.
Trump is reportedly considering auto industry executive Stephen Biegun as the replacement. He currently serves as the vice president of international governmental affairs for Ford and served on the NSC from 2001 to 2003 and worked under Condoleezza Rice.
Friends close to Biegun said that he would likely need several weeks to divest in assets that would prove to be a conflict of interest.
However, in a statement, Ford's spokesperson Christin Baker said, "Steve has no plans to leave Ford."
Despite Trump bragging about "my generals," McMaster was never in Trump's inner circle. Staff shake-ups and the president's questions about his decisions or views have drawn the ire of Trump.
During a forum, McMaster admitted that Russian meddling in the election was "incontrovertible." The president was furious and took to Twitter.
“General McMaster forgot to say that the results of the 2016 election were not impacted or changed by the Russians and that the only Collusion was between Russia and Crooked H, the DNC and the Dems,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
General McMaster forgot to say that the results of the 2016 election were not impacted or changed by the Russians a… https://t.co/ilaHKwf6Jy— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1518927768.0