H.R. McMaster on America’s enemies and what he saw in the White House – 60 Minutes

H.R. Mcmaster was an eyewitness to the Oval Office tempest that forms President Trump’s foreign policy. McMaster was national security adviser for 13 months beginning in 2017 and he brought a world of experience to the job. He graduated from West Point, led troops in combat, served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. And, on the way to becoming an Army three-star general, he earned a Ph.D. in history. McMaster has written a new book called “Battlegrounds.” The title refers to threats faced by the U.S. today and to skirmishes at the White House. The now-retired general is a disciple of neither political party. He told us the last few presidents, not just President Trump, have left the United States vulnerable in the eyes of those who would do us harm.

Scott Pelley: How do our competitors view the United States today?

H.R. McMaster: I think our competitors view us as weak and divided. I think they see an opportunity. I think China thinks it’s winning. You know, China sees an America that is divided against each other. They see an America that is reeling from a triple crisis of COVID-19, of the recession associated with COVID-19, and the civil unrest and racial division in the wake of the horrible murder of George Floyd, and over issues of inequality of opportunity. And so, China is acting, I think, now much more aggressively because they think it’s time to do it. They have a window of opportunity to exploit our weaknesses and to come after us. I think Russia feels the same way. I think other adversaries could feel the same way.

Scott Pelley: The very first line in your book is, “This is not the book that most people wanted me to write.”

H.R. McMaster: Right. People wanted me to write another tell-all about my time in the Trump administration. People wanted me to write another book about palace intrigue. I think what Americans need today is we need– we need a discussion. A meaningful– a respectful discussion about these very serious challenges to our security, our prosperity, and our influence in the world. 

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H.R. McMaster

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President Trump called in McMaster when his first national security adviser quit after 24 days. Michael Flynn had lied about negotiating with Russia before Mr. Trump was inaugurated. The president offered McMaster the job the first time they met.

Scott Pelley: What did your friends and family advise you?

H.R. McMaster: Well, I got a wide range of viewpoints. Many called and urged me to do it, and said, “Here is an unconventional president who needs your help.” Others urged me not to do it. And I think a lot of it was because of the, you know, the unconventional, disruptive, and as some would say, offensive nature of President Trump.

Scott Pelley: It was an easy decision?

H.R. McMaster: It was a very easy decision for me.

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Cleaning fanatic shares easy way she gets her grimy bathroom tiles sparkling in minutes leaving others stunned

A MUM-OF-TWO was desperate to get her grotty bathroom tiles clean after moving into a rental that was less than ideal.

Straight away she got to work on a homemade solution that completely transformed the look of her tiles – and people are blown away by the result.

The tiles were filthy and in desperate need of a clean

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The tiles were filthy and in desperate need of a cleanCredit: Facebook

Rather than relying on chemicals to get the job done, Carey Barling, from Queensland, Australia,  mixed together hot water, sugar soap and washing up liquid – and her tiles were gleaming in minutes.

Proud of her efforts, Carey shared before and after snaps online, which quickly won the praise of cleaning-obsessed mums.

Explaining her approach, Carey said she used a handheld scrubbing brush instead of a mop to achieve the impressive sheen, according to Daily Mail Australia.

She said: “I used a bit of a scrubby scrub, not with a long-handled floor scrub. I feel like it doesn’t do as good of a job as I do on my hands and knees.”

They ended up sparkling in just a few minutes

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They ended up sparkling in just a few minutesCredit: Facebook
The mum used a homemade mix of water, sugar soap and washing up liquid to get the job done

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The mum used a homemade mix of water, sugar soap and washing up liquid to get the job doneCredit: Facebook

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The comments rolled in with many saying “so satisfying”, “top job” and “you should be proud, looks stunning”.

One woman said: “This is amazing! Like a completely different floor.”

And another added: “Fantastic job! Pity it was in such an awful state to begin with.”

While a third raved: “‘What a difference a little scrubbing does – look how beautiful the grout came up.”

Meanwhile, a woman’s cleaning hack removes caked-in grease from her filthy oven hood – and you don’t need to do ANY scrubbing.

Plus a mum swears off ironing for life & claims £15 hand steamer from Asda does the job just as well – and loads quicker.

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Mother shares her VERY simple solution that leaves grimy bathroom tiles impossibly shiny in minutes

Mum shares her simple cleaning trick that leaves grimy bathroom tiles impossibly shiny in MINUTES – without a drop of toxic chemicals

  • When Carey Barling moved into her new rental, the bathroom floor was filthy
  • She scrubbed the tiles with hot water, sugar soap and dishwashing liquid
  • Her efforts transformed the floor from grimy to gleaming in minutes
  • The mother-of-two shared photos comparing the difference on Facebook
  • Her post has gone viral with one woman replying: ‘Now that’s what I call a clean!’

A mother’s homemade solution that leaves dirt-encrusted tiles impossibly shiny without a drop of toxic chemicals has attracted widespread praise on social media.

When Carey Barling moved into her new rental in southeast Queensland, the bathroom floor was filthy.

The mum-of-two immediately set about scrubbing the tiles with hot water, sugar soap and dishwashing liquid – transforming them from grimy to gleaming in minutes.

Photos comparing the difference have gone viral since they were shared in an Australian cleaning group on Facebook, with one woman replying: ‘Now that’s what I call a clean!’

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A mother transformed the filthy bathroom floor of her Queensland rental

With a simple solution of hot water, sugar soap and dishwashing liquid

A mother transformed the filthy bathroom floor of her Queensland rental (left) from grimy to gleaming (right) with a simple solution of hot water, sugar soap and dishwashing liquid

Ms Barling, who is expecting her third child, said she used a handheld scrubbing brush instead of a mop to achieve the impressive sheen.

‘I used a bit of a scrubby scrub, not with a long-handled floor scrub. I feel like it doesn’t do as good of a job as I do on my hands and knees,’ she said. 

And people were quick to praise her handiwork with comments including ‘so satisfying’, ‘top job’ and ‘you should be proud, looks stunning’.

‘This is amazing! Like a completely different floor,’ one woman said.

A second said: ‘Fantastic job! Pity it was in such an awful state to begin with.’

‘What a difference a little scrubbing does – look how beautiful the grout came up,’ added a third.

The tiles gleamed after just a few minutes of scrubbing with a handheld brush

The tiles gleamed after just a few minutes of scrubbing with a handheld brush

Ms Barling’s simple solution for sparkling tiles is the latest cleaning hack to catch attention on social media, following a mother’s budget-friendly trick for stopping plastic containers flipping and filling with water in the dishwasher.

Turned upside down, $7 drying racks from Kmart keeps loose lunchboxes and other utensils in place during the cleaning cycle, putting an end to splashback and spillages on the kitchen floor once and for all.

The hack – originally shared on Reddit and reposted in a cleaning group on Facebook – has gone viral, drawing dozens of comments like ‘fabulous suggestion’ and ‘this is brilliant, thanks for sharing’.

An upside down dish rack (pictured) can be used to secure loose containers in the dishwasher, preventing them flipping and filling with water during the cleaning cycle

An upside down dish rack (pictured) can be used to secure loose containers in the dishwasher, preventing them flipping and filling with water during the cleaning cycle

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