White House National Security Adviser HR McMaster speaks during the Daily press conference at the White House in Washington on November 2, 2017.
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National Security Advisor HR McMaster says that neither the American people nor US allies should question the stability of the Trump administration in the midst of pleading guilty and the guilty rumors of his predecessor Michael Flynn. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will resign.
"No, I do not" I think our allies need rebadurance, "McMaster told Chris Wallace on" Fox News Sunday. "" In fact, what we are doing is continuing to work with them on all the key challenges we face today. in day: from North Korea, to the defeat of ISIS throughout the Greater Middle East: the ongoing efforts in Afghanistan, Pakistan as well. "
McMaster reiterated that President Trump's main priority is to protect American interests in the
Tillerson will continue to be part of that effort, McMaster said.
"I know of no plans at all" for Tillerson to resign, he said.
Wallace also asked McMaster about the recent ones. Retweets of President Lin's online messages Last week, Trump retweeted a video that purported to show Muslim immigrants committing acts of violence. in Europe.
Wallace noted that many British leaders – including Prime Minister Theresa May – expressed outrage at Trump, saying that the president "made a mistake" and risked unnecessarily provoking racial and ethnic discord.
"General, why did President Trump send those videos?" Wallace asked.
"Well, President Trump is the best judge of why he did it," said McMaster. "I know it was his intention to highlight the importance of creating safe environments for our citizens, to make sure we have the right laws and enforcement mechanisms in place."
Wallace suggested that among the British First retweets and Trump's support for recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the president could be discarding any hope of achieving peace in the Middle East during his presidency.
"No, the president does not give up on the Middle East peace agreement," McMaster said.
"There are options that involve moving an embbady at some time in the future, which I think, you know, could be used to gain momentum towards a peace agreement and a solution that works for both Israelis and Palestinians." ", McMaster added.
McMaster also headed to North Korea.
Last week, North Korea launched its longer-range intercontinental ballistic missile, a provocation to which President Trump responded:" I'll just tell you that we will deal with that. "
How exactly, the president" would take care of it "given the complicity of China and Russia to prop up the regime, Wallace asked.
" Well, the president is going to take care of him, if necessary, doing more for ourselves, "said McMaster," but what we want to do is convince others that it is in their best interest to do more. "
" China, as you know, has taken some unprecedented steps. And what we are asking China to do is not do us any favors or anyone else, but act in the interests of China.
"There is a serious real danger for China, for Russia, for all nations, for … you know, for a North Korea that is armed with nuclear weapons." And, of course, you have that direct threat, but you also have the threat of: the potential of Japan, South Korea, others, to arm themselves, possibly even with nuclear weapons. That is not in China's interest; It is not in the interest of Russia.
"And then, what the president says is that we all have to deal with that, if necessary, the president and the United States will have to take care of that, because he has said that he will not allow this regime to kill and rogue threatens the United States with the most destructive weapons on the planet. "