Trump Fires National Security Adviser John Bolton On Twitter, Bolton Claims He Resigned
UPDATE: John Bolton claims he imagined, and was not fired by Trump:
"John Bolton just texted me," @kilmeade says live on Fox News, where Bolton was a former contributor. "He said, 'Let's be clear, I resigned.'"— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) September 10, 2019
President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he fired his third national security adviser, John Bolton, who has long advocated U.S. military invasions and occupations of foreign countries.
Bolton’s aggressive positions on Venezuela, North Korea and Afghanistan reportedly clashed with Trump, who talks tough, but is reluctant to engage in new conflicts.
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
….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
(Sources: Twitter, Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr)