National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster is losing favor with President
Donald Trump. Joining the White House in the wake of the controversial
Michael Flynn scandal, McMaster was initially hailed as the man who
would bring back order and stability to the national security team. But
as it turns out, the seasoned general may be too by-the-book for the
Citing three White House officials, Bloomberg’s Eli Lake reported
Monday that Trump scolded McMaster over the phone after he found out
that the general had called South Korean officials and assured them that
the United States would honor its commitment to pay for a new missile
defense system. Trump reportedly came across the news after reading The Wall Street Journal.
“These officials say Trump screamed at McMaster on a phone call,
accusing him of undercutting efforts to get South Korea to pay its fair
share,” notes Lake.