H. R. McMaster

Michael Wolff debuts Trump's H.R. McMaster impression in new book

In this image, McMaster sits in the Oval Office.
H.R. McMaster in a meeting between President Trump and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on March 20, 2018. Photo: Mandel Mgan/AFP/Getty Images

A scene from Michael Wolff's "Siege," coming Tuesday from Henry Holt: President Trump performed impressions of national security adviser H.R. McMaster, with "a droning voice and heavy breathing."

What they're saying: "[L]ike the last book, 'Siege' is ultimately crippled by three flaws," Ryan Lizza writes in his WashPost review. "Wolff’s overreliance on a single character [Bannon], and one who is now more distant from the action; factual errors that mar the author's credibility; and sourcing that is so opaque it renders the scoops highly suspicious and unreliable."

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Former Trump aides charging $200,000 on speaking circuit

Nikki Haley at podium.
Nikki Haley. Photo: Atilgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

President Trump’s former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and top economic adviser Gary Cohn are charging $200,000 for speaking engagements in the U.S., and Haley requires the use of a private jet, CNBC reports.

The big picture: Because she left the White House amicably — and is viewed as a future GOP presidential contender — Haley is raking in more than double the amount of other past Trump aides, like former national security adviser H.R. McMaster and former chief of staff John Kelly. Coupled with his White House work, Cohn's past experience on Wall Street as the president and COO of Goldman Sachs is allowing him to pull in higher amounts.

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