H.R. McMaster

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H.R. McMaster has most recently been quoted in an article called Trump fails to commit to Paris climate agreement as he concludes first overseas trip. H.R. McMaster said, “I'm not prepared to talk about it.”. H.R. McMaster has been quoted a grand total of 200 times in 44 articles.
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What the President shared was wholly appropriate. The story combined what was leaked, with other information. And then insinuated about sources and methods. So I wanted to make clear to everybody that the president in no way compromised any sources or methods in the course of this conversation.feedback

I'm not surprised. I expected something like this and I don't think it'll be the last time.feedback

In the context of that discussion, what the president discussed with the foreign minister was wholly appropriate to that conversation and is consistent with the routine sharing of information between the president and any leaders with whom he is engaged.feedback

He made the decision in the context of the conversations, which is wholly appropriate.feedback

I was in the room, the Secretary of State was in the room, as you know, the deputy adviser for national security, Dina Powell, and none of us felt in any way that conversation was inappropriate. It was nothing that you would not know from open-source reporting.feedback

The story that came out tonight, as reported, is false.feedback

This is the last place in the world I wanted to be. Tonight, we are not doing any other questions. At this moment.feedback

The president and the foreign minister1 reviewed common threats from terrorist organizations2 to include threats to aviation3. At no time were any intelligence sources or methods discussed4 and no military operations were disclosed that were not already known publicly5.feedback

At no time were intelligence sources or methods discussed. I was in the room, and it didn't happen.feedback

National security is put at risk by this leak and by leaks like this.feedback

President Trump has taken a typically unconventional and fresh approach to this problem.feedback

The president is not a super-patient man. Some people have described him as disruptive. They're right. And this is good - good because we can no longer afford to invest in policies that do not advance the interests and values of the United States and our allies.feedback

What I told our South Korean counterpart is until any renegotiation, that the deal is in place. We'll adhere to our word. But what the president has asked us to do is to look across all of our alliances and to have appropriate burden-sharing, responsibility-sharing. We are looking at that with a great ally, South Korea.feedback

And it also means being prepared for military operations if necessary.feedback

Trump "has made clear that he is going to resolve this issue one way or the other, and what we prefer to do is to work with others, China included, to resolve this situation short of military action.feedback

Our enemy sensed that and they have redoubled their efforts, and it's time for us, alongside our Afghan partners, to respond.feedback

It's time for us to undertake all actions we can, short of a military option, to try to resolve this peacefully.feedback

I mean, North Korea is very vulnerable to pressure from the Chinese.feedback

It's clear that the president is determined not to allow this kind of capability to threaten the United States. And our president will take action that is in the best interest of the American people.feedback

Our enemy sensed that and they have redoubled their efforts and it's time for us, alongside our Afghan partners, to respond. We'll give him those options. And we'll be prepared to execute whatever decision he makes.feedback

There was a connection with a criminal underworld and a political upperworld and a political settlement that rested in large measure on criminality and impunity. If we only decide to support Afghan troops, it won't work. We also need to focus on political stability.feedback

The consensus with the president, our key allies in the regions – Japan and South Korea in particular, but also the Chinese leadership – is that this problem is coming to a head.feedback

This is a situation that just can't continue. The president's made very clear that he is not in the business of announcing in advance exactly what he's going to do in any particular situation.feedback

So Russia's support for that kind of horrible regime, that is a party to that kind of a conflict, is something that has to be drawn into question as well as Russia's subversive actions in Europe. And so I think it's time though, now, to have those tough discussions Russia. Well, when relations are at the lowest point, there's nowhere to go but up. So I think the secretary's visit to Russia was perfectly timed.feedback

Maybe Trump has some deep, dark red line that he hasn't shown us.feedback

[W]hat Ambassador Haley pointed out is it's very difficult to understand how a political solution could result from the continuation of the Assad regime. Now, we are not saying that we are the ones who are going to affect that change. What we are saying is, other countries have to ask themselves some hard questions. Russia should ask themselves, what are we doing here?feedback

It's very difficult to understand how a political solution could result from the continuation of the Assad regime.feedback

It's prudent to do it, isn't it? This is a rogue regime that is now a nuclear-capable regime, and President Xi and President Trump agreed that that is unacceptable, that what must happen is the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.feedback

We're prepared to do more. In fact, we were prepared to do more two days ago. The president will make whatever decision he thinks is in the best interests of the American people. Do they want it to be a relationship of competition and potential conflict. Or do they want it to be a relationship in which we can find areas of cooperation that are in our mutual interest?feedback

I think what we should do is ask Russia, How could it be, if you have advisers at that airfield, that you didn't know that the Syrian air force was preparing and executing a mass murder attack with chemical weapons? I think we ought to ask them that question. Do they want it to be a relationship of competition and potential conflict?feedback

This is a rogue regime that is now a nuclear-capable regime. ...So the president has asked us to be prepared to give him a full range of options to remove that threat to the American people and our allies and partners in that region.feedback

And the resolution of the conflict will entail both of the elements that you're talking about.feedback

What Ambassador Haley pointed out was, it's very difficult to figure out how a political solution could result from the continuation of the Assad regime. We're not saying that we are the ones who are going to effect that change. What we're saying is, other countries have to ask themselves some hard questions. Russia should ask themselves ... why are we supporting this murderous regime that is committing mass murder of its own population and using the most heinous weapons available. That's exactly what we're saying.feedback

While people are really anxious to find inconsistencies in those statements, they are in fact very consistent in terms of what is the ultimate political objective in Syria.feedback

I don't like to say where I'm going and what I'm doing. I just have to say that the world is a mess. I inherited a mess.feedback

You just don't get to go to Ranger School if you're under investigation. You just don't get to go to Ranger School if you're flagged in a law enforcement case. Soldiers understand that.feedback

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