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Trump Fires John Bolton, Says He Is 'No Longer Needed' At White House


Added 09-10-19 01:54:02pm EST - “The national security adviser's hawkish stance has been frequently at odds with the president's own approach to military intervention.” - Huffpost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Huffpost.com: “Trump Fires John Bolton, Says He Is 'No Longer Needed' At White House”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

John Bolton ― who was notoriously hawkish with his strategy on Iran, North Korea and Syria ― will leave his position as White House national security adviser.

“I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House,” President Donald Trump announced Tuesday in a pair of tweets. “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.”

Bolton has continually supported and defended the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Critics have long panned his aggressive foreign policy approach and eagerness for war, both of which frequently clashed with Trump’s own approach to military intervention.

“I thank John very much for his service,” Trump said, noting that he plans to name Bolton’s replacement next week. Charlie Kupperman, who was deputy national security adviser under Bolton, will fill in as the acting adviser. 

In a tweet of his own, Bolton said he had offered to resign Monday evening but Trump responded, “Let’s talk about it tomorrow.”

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