Donald Trump fires National Security Adviser John Bolton
The president said he disagreed strongly with many of his aide’s suggestions.
President Donald Trump has fired his National Security Adviser John Bolton.
Mr Trump tweeted on Tuesday that he told Mr Bolton on Monday night that his services were no longer needed at the White House.
....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
He said Mr Bolton submitted his resignation on Tuesday morning.
Mr Trump tweeted that he “disagreed strongly” with many of Mr Bolton’s suggestions, “as did others in the administration”.
Mr Bolton, who was seen as one of the hawks in the administration, then gave his version of events with a tweet of his own.
I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, "Let's talk about it tomorrow."— John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) September 10, 2019
He said: “I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, ‘Let’s talk about it tomorrow’.”
Mr Bolton also served in the administration of former president George W. Bush.