Sarah Sanders Denied McMaster Would Be Fired a Week Ago

“The only fake news comes from the White House,” one Twitter user observed after H.R. McMaster exits as national security adviser

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders is coming under fire online for backtracking on her prior statements.

Trump announced on Twitter Thursday that John Bolton would replace H.R. McMaster as national security adviser.

But just a week ago, Sanders denied a Washington Post report that Trump planned to remove McMaster from the role.

“One thing is clear, Sarah Sanders has absolutely no problem with lying,” one user tweeted.

“The only fake news comes from the White House,” another added.

In the Post’s initial report, they explained that a White House spokesperson did not dispute that the president had already made a decision about McMaster, despite Sanders’ denial.

“White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly — who has personally been eager to see McMaster go — has also told White House staff in recent days that Trump had made up his mind about ousting McMaster,” the Post reported.

Earlier Thursday morning, it was Trump himself who was called out on Twitter. Trump’s lead lawyer in the Russia case, John Dowd, resigned on Thursday. But Trump tweeted just 11 days earlier that he was “VERY happy” with the work of his legal team.

See some of the Twitter reactions to McMaster’s replacement below: