The Trump administration’s number one warhawk and National Security Adviser John Bolton has been fired by President Donald J. Trump.
“I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House,” Trump said on Twitter. “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.”
….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.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2019
Bolton and Trump clashed on handling Iran, which has become a bit more boisterous of late. Trump and his supporters did not want to risk starting yet another Middle Eastern war. Bolton did. Bolton is often described as an “architect” of the Iraq War, which we’re still fighting 16 years after the 2003 invasion with no end in sight.
For what it’s worth (and it’s not much) Bolton disputed Trump’s account of his own firing.
“I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, ‘Let’s talk about it tomorrow,'” he said on Twitter.
I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, "Let's talk about it tomorrow."
— John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) September 10, 2019
The writing was on the wall for Bolton at the end of June, when he was hilariously exiled to Mongolia while Trump met with North Korean President Kim Jong-Un, bringing along Fox News host and all-American hero Tucker Carlson instead.
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