Donald Trump fired National Security advisor John Bolton
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he called for the resignation of National Security Advisor John Bolton, and said that "he strongly disagreed with many of his suggestions as well as ...
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(CNN) - In two tweets, US President Donald Trump reported Tuesday that he asked John Bolton, United States National Security advisor, to resign.
“Last night I informed John Bolton that his services are no longer necessary in the White House. I did not agree with many of his suggestions, as well as others in the Administration, and therefore… ”Trump wrote in the first tweet.
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“I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning. I thank John very much for his service. Next week I will appoint a new National Security advisor, ”the president continued in a second tweet.
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….
- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2019
Trump's tweets arrive only an hour after the White House reported that Bolton would hold an information session with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the White House meeting room later this Tuesday.
Bolton's dismissal came after he was increasingly confronted with Pompeo and other administration officials and internally opposed several of the president's foreign policy movements.
Initially, Bolton was hired because of his tough position on Iran, supporting Trump's exit from the nuclear agreement with Iran, but soon began to clash with the president's vision for diplomacy in North Korea and more recently in Afghanistan.