McMaster never quite knows what to tell Trump when it comes to classified info
National security adviser H.R. McMaster had a rough week, which isn’t surprising because he’s an official in the Trump administration. These past several days were especially difficult, though, thanks to The Washington Post’s report that Trump had revealed classified info to those Russian assholes in the Oval Office and that McMaster’s odd denial of the story that essentially confirmed the report. But a “source knowledgeable about McMaster’s day-to-day challenges” wants everyone to know it’s not McMaster’s fault that his boss is a moron with zero impulse control and the memory of someone who’s suffered multiple concussions.
Speaking with CNN, this source explained how it’s “difficult to advise the president effectively given his seemingly short attention span and propensity to be easily distracted.” That sounds more like something you would hear at a first grader’s parent-teacher conference, but we are indeed talking about the president of the United States. What’s more, McMaster supposedly never quite knows what to tell Trump when it comes to classified or sensitive info. “You can’t say what not to say,” the source said, “because that will then be one of the first things he’ll say.”
As many people before me have pointed out — even before Trump was elected — these revelations about POTUS’s behavior puts a lot of wild conspiracy theories to rest. If the government faked the moon landing, had a hand in killing JFK, or had some alien bodies in a closet somewhere, we’d know by now.
Another fun bit of info from this source is that everyone has finally realized that Sebastian Gorka never has any idea what he’s talking about. As such, nobody bothers listening to the Nazi doctor when he takes a break from sipping his coffee and showing everyone his fun napkin doodles.
“Folks in the NSC have caught on and are talking to him less,” the source said.
Also, for what it’s worth, CNN’s source seems concerned with making sure McMaster looks as good as possible in all of this. Check out this passage explaining why McMaster would keep working for Trump:
So why does a widely respected military mind continue in this job? The knowledgeable source described McMaster as a patriot with a sense of duty, one who is now living the lessons of his 1997 book “Dereliction of Duty: Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, The Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies that Led to Vietnam,” which faults military leaders for not sufficiently pushing back against disastrous political decisions made by President Lyndon Johnson.
“He’s there to be the adult in the room,” the source said, describing the national security adviser job as difficult when other voices, especially Bannon, challenge McMaster’s sober policy recommendations with “emotions from the campaign. The President then doesn’t know what to pursue.”
I can’t prove it, but I’m pretty sure this source was someone named R.H. ShmickShmaster, and he happened to look suspiciously like H.R. McMaster in Groucho glasses.
[CNN | Photo: Getty]