President Trump has reportedly reorganized his National Security Council. Steve Bannon, President Trump’s Chief Strategist has been removed from the council along with other changes.
President Donald Trump reorganized his National Security Council on Wednesday, removing his chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, and downgrading the role of his Homeland Security Adviser, Tom Bossert, according to a person familiar with the decision and a regulatory filing.
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster was given responsibility for setting the agenda for meetings of the NSC or the Homeland Security Council, and was authorized to delegate that authority to Bossert, at his discretion, according to the filing.
Under the move, the national intelligence director, Dan Coats, and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, are again “regular attendees” of the NSC’s principals committee.
Bannon, the former executive chairman of Breitbart News, was elevated to the National Security Council’s principals committee at the beginning of Trump’s presidency.
The reason for the move has not been explained. The media will certainly make this a huge headline and try to make it seem as though there is chaos ensuing in the Trump camp. Don’t buy it. President Trump is a businessman. He is apt to make changes whenever he sees that an efficiency can be created or a flaw corrected in an area of the government. This is the way government should work as opposed to having a stale or inflexible approach.