Donald Trump fires US National Security Adviser John Bolton
Donald Trump has fired US National Security Adviser John Bolton.
Trump announced the news on Twitter on Tuesday, saying: I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House.
I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning. I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week.
Bolton was Trumps third national security adviser. His aggressive stance on relations with countries like Venezuela, North Korea, and Afghanistan notably clashed with Trumps desire to end longstanding US confrontations.
The news of Boltons firing came after reports that Bolton opposed Trumps plan to meet with the Taliban at Camp David in Maryland.
Shortly after the news of his firing broke, Bolton responded with a tweet, claiming he offered Trump his resignation on Monday, but the president delayed the decision.
Bolton said: I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, “Lets talk about it tomorrow.'”
The White House has since denied rumors that Bolton was fired solely because of he opposed Trumps plan to meet with the Taliban.
According to CNBC correspondent Eamon Javers, Stephanie Grisham said it was many, many issues that led to Boltons firing.
Many US politicians and lawmakers breathed a collective sigh of relief after Bolton, a notable War Hawk, exited the White House, likely lowering the USs chance of obtrusive military involvement around the world.
John Bolton never should have been National Security Advisor in the first place. His extreme policies have undermined our global leadership and national security. Good riddance. https://t.co/mY79mRJOQk
— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) September 10, 2019
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