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  MSNBC Live With Kate Snow  MSNBC  February 20, 2017 12:01pm-12:03pm PST

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afternoon. here is what we heard from the president just moments ago. >> hello, everybody. you ready? because we're ready. i just wanted to announce we've been working all weekend, diligently, very hard that general h.r. mcmaster will become the national security adviser. he's a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experienc i wated and read a lot over the last two days. he is highly respected by everybody in the military. we're very honored to have him. he also has known for a long time, general keith kellogg, who i also have gotten to know. he's a terrific man. and they're going to be working together. and keith is going to be chief of staff and i think that combination is something very, very special. i met with many other people.
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tremendous respect for the people i met with. i know john bolton, we'll be asking to work with us in a somewhat different capacity. john is a terrific guy. we had some really good meetings with him. knows a lot. has a good -- a good -- a good number of ideas i must tell you, i agree very much with. we'll be talking to john bolton in a different capacity. and we'll be talking to some of the other generals that i met that i have really, really gained a lot of respect for. so, i think with that, i'd like to ask h.r. to say a couple of words. i'd like to ask keith to say a couple of words. and then i'll see you back in washington. we're leaving right now for washington and the white house. general? >> mr. president, thank you very much. i'd just like to say what a privilege it is to continue serving our nation. i'm grateful to you for that opportunity. and i look forward to joining the national security team and doing everything i can to advance and protect the interests of the american people.
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thank you very much, sir. >> you're going to do a great job. >> thank you, sir. general? >> mr. president, thank you for the opportunity to continue to serve. i'm very honored by it. very privileged by it. and i'm very honored and privileged to serve alongside general mcmaster i've known for years. he's a great statesman and great soldier. thank you, sir. >> so are you. what a great team. this is a great team. we're very, very honored. our country is lucky to have two people like this. frankly, after having met so many of the people in the military, we're lucky to have all of them. thank you all very much. i'll see you back in washington. we're leaving now. thank you. >> the president of the united states, donald j. trump, at mar-a-lago in florida announcing his new pick for national security adviser, general herbert raymond m