President Trump announced Tuesday that he has fired National Security Advisor John Bolton, stating he “disagreed strongly” with his tips on a variety of problems.
” I notified John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House,” Trump tweeted Tuesday.
” I disagreed strongly with much of his tips, as did others in the Administration, and therefore I asked John for his resignation, which was offered to me this early morning,” he continued. “I thank John really much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week.”
The two have had disputes over a variety of issues, perhaps most substantially on the strategies for a troop drawdown in Afghanistan.
The president selected Bolton to his post in March 2018, after removing H.R. McMaster.
Bolton ended up being Trump’s 3rd nationwide security advisor, signing up with the administration in April2018 McMaster had been selected earlier in the administration to change Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.
But Bolton fired back Tuesday, tweeting moments after the president that he used his resignation on Monday night, and stated it was not immediately accepted by Trump.
” I provided to resign last night and President Trump said, ‘Let’s discuss it tomorrow,’ Bolton tweeted.
Bolton, who previously worked as a Fox News contributor, operated in the administrations of former Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and served as a Bush legal representative during the 2000 Florida recount. Bolton also functioned as a U.S. long-term agent to the United Nations from 2005 to 2006, and as an undersecretary of state for arms control and international security from 2001 to 2005.
One source informed Fox News Tuesday that numerous in the White House found out of Bolton’s firing from the president’s tweet Tuesday.