Next to exit Trump White House? Odds favour McMaster, online bookie says

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With whispers of a staffing purge permeating the West Wing, the White House pushed back Friday and insisted that reports of tumult and imminent departures are overblown.

Citing five sources with knowledge of the president's plans, the daily said, "The turbulence is part of a broader potential shake-up under consideration by Trump that is likely to include senior officials at the White House, where staffers are gripped by fear and uncertainty as they await the next move from an impulsive president who enjoys stoking conflict".

"Everybody's gonna leave the White House sometime", McMaster said with a wisecracking chuckle.

The president and McMaster have disagreed on a number of issues - including the Iran deal and the US approach to North Korea - and the national security adviser has also clashed with Kelly and Defense Secretary James Mattis, according to the officials.

The president and McMaster have disagreed on a number of issues - including the Iran deal and the USA approach to North Korea - and the national security adviser has also clashed with Kelly and Defense Secretary James Mattis, according to the officials.

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U.S. President Donald Trump has chose to replace his national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, but the move is not expected to be made immediately, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.

"The president said that it was not accurate and he had no intention of changing, that they had a great working relationship and he looked forward to continue working with him", Sanders told a White House news briefing.

Even still, the timing of a McMaster departure remains unclear.

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Trump, whose television catchphrase was "You're fired", couldn't bring himself to personally dismiss either FBI Director James Comey or America's top diplomat.

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With a laugh, Trump said: "Who's next?"

Kelly has told confidants that he believes he can weather the current storm.

The president is said to remain pleased with Mattis, as the defense secretary rarely publicly disagrees with Trump and has succeeded in quietly working through any differences, according to three White House officials and outside advisers.

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