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White House: Trump Would Reconsider Bannon's Role on NSC

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By    |   Wednesday, 22 Feb 2017 09:12 AM

The White House said Tuesday that President Donald Trump would reconsider Stephen Bannon's role on the National Security Council if Trump's new national security adviser has an issue with it, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Trump on Monday appointed Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser, and Bannon's place at the table at NSC has been widely condemned by Republicans and Democrats alike.

"The president has made clear to (McMaster) he's got full authority to structure the national security team the way he wants," said White House press secretary Sean Spicer, adding that if McMaster wanted Bannon off NSC, "the president would take that under high — you know, serious consideration," the WSJ reported.

Deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reaffirmed that position Tuesday as well.

"I think the president gave him full authority and trusts in him to build out the best team he needs," Huckabee Sanders said.

McMaster hasn't yet indicated any changes he'd like to make, the WSJ reported, but the freedom to do so was reportedly an issue with Trump's original pick to replace the ousted Michael Flynn.

Retired Admiral Robert Harward reportedly did not accept Trump's nod to become national security adviser over his inability to bring on his own people to the NSC, a story that was denied by the White House.

Spicer on Tuesday again rejected that claim, saying Harward declined over financial and family issues, the WSJ reported.

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The White House said Tuesday that President Donald Trump would reconsider Stephen Bannon's role on the National Security Council if Trump's new national security adviser has an issue with it, The Wall Street Journal reported.
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