CNBC John Bolton will replace H.R. McMaster as President Donald Trump’s national security advisor, the latest move in an ongoing shakeup of the president’s top advisors.
In a tweet Thursday, Trump said Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the U.N., will take over the post on April 9. McMaster, an Army lieutenant general, “has done an outstanding job & will always remain my friend,” the president wrote.
In a separate statement, McMaster said is requesting retirement from the Army this summer, after which he will “leave public service.” As recently as last week, the White House denied a string of reports saying McMaster could soon exit.
McMaster’s exit is just the latest departure of a top Trump administration official announced in recent weeks.