Published: Tue, September 10, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Donald Trump fires NSA John Bolton, says ‘disagreed strongly’ with his suggestions

Donald Trump fires NSA John Bolton, says ‘disagreed strongly’ with his suggestions

President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that he dismissed national security adviser John Bolton from the administration on Monday night.

Inside the administration he advocated caution on the President's whirlwind rapprochement with North Korea and against Mr. Trump's decision previous year to pull US troops out of Syria.

For his part, Bolton nearly immediately lashed Trump's move on Twitter, throwing doubt on the series of events that led to his departure. French President Emmanuel Macron has been trying to broker such a meeting, possibly on the sidelines of the upcoming U.N. General Assembly, in the hope of salvaging the worldwide Iran nuclear deal that Trump withdrew from.

The president says he plans to name a new national security advisor next week.

It's unclear whether Bolton was informed of Trump's decision to let him go prior to his tweet.

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Bolton, who served in this capacity since April of 2018, also reportedly often butted heads with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Bolton had also served in the administration of George W. Bush as USA ambassador to the United Nations.

The president said he asked Bolton for his resignation Monday night.

Bolton, a former US ambassador to the United Nations, replaced H.R. McMaster as the president's national security adviser past year.

CNN reported last week that tensions between top figures on Trump's national security team had devolved into all-out hostility, creating a deep disconnect between staffers on the National Security Council, led by Bolton, and the rest of the administration, six people familiar with the matter said.

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