Kelly on Friday held an OTR session with reporters to tell them Trump is likely speculating about staff moves to his pals outside the White House - who are then talking to reporters.
The feeling of unease has been pervasive, though, with one White House official acknowledging "the scariest part about working here" is that no one ever knows what's going to happen or who will be next. McMaster is Trump's second national security adviser after Michael Flynn was dismissed past year for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with the Russian ambassador to the US.
The Post said some in the White House were hesitant to remove Mr. McMaster until he had "a promotion to four-star rank or other comfortable landing spot".
White House chief of staff John Kelly reportedly shared a shocking story with reporters in an off-record meeting Friday about outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that added insult to the injury of being fired by President Trump.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, however, dismissed the reports and said that there were no changes at the National Security Council (NSC), reports PTI.
He was reportedly furious when Trump made a decision to oust Tillerson in a tweet. He has, at times, even teased his upcoming staff decisions with a "we'll see". But he has grown increasingly frustrated with the constant turmoil in the West Wing, believing at times that Trump intentionally fuels the chaos to keep his staff on its toes and his name in media headlines, according to a person familiar with the chief of staff's thinking. Now, a new report from Politico suggests Trump may try to bring McEntee back to the White House.
Indian Wells: Daria Kasatkina stuns Venus Williams in semis
Kasatkina now owns a 2-1 record against Williams, who won 10-8 in the third round at Wimbledon in 2016. The Russian connected on 82 percent of her first serves, winning 22 of 32 first-serve points.
Trump chafes at McMaster's demeanor, complaining that his aide lectures him, according to three current and former administration officials.
Secretary of Veterans' Affairs David Shulkin remains the most vulnerable Cabinet member, two officials believe, given the continued focus on his ethics violations and a damning inspector general's report the faulted his spending on a 2017 official trip to Europe.
The same could be said for Health and Human Services Secretary Ben Carson, whose agency has come under fire recently for opulent spending on furniture for his government office.
As his aides sought to tamp down rumors that a staff shake-up was imminent Friday, the President watched the build up play out on television with barely contained glee, an administration official said.
The President's penchant for television is so obvious that West Wing hopefuls have adjusted their views during television appearances in order to boost their chances of being offered a position in the White House.