Trump fires National Security Advisor John Bolton
WASHINTON - US President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that he had fired national security advisor John Bolton, saying he had disagreed 'strongly' with many of his suggestions.
Trump took to Twitter to announce the surprise move and said he had received the resignation of Bolton today.
....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
The tycoon-turned-president said he would name Bolton's successor next week.
On the other hand, Bolton said he had offered to resign on Monday.
I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, "Let's talk about it tomorrow."— John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) September 10, 2019
John Bolton was appointed to the post in March 2018 and Trump had announced his appointment through Twitter, the same forum he used today.
I am pleased to announce that, effective 4/9/18, @AmbJohnBolton will be my new National Security Advisor. I am very thankful for the service of General H.R. McMaster who has done an outstanding job & will always remain my friend. There will be an official contact handover on 4/9.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 22, 2018
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