Trump sacks national security advisor John Bolton

Trump sacks national security advisor John Bolton
John Bolton

The former national security advisor wrote a tweet saying that it was his idea to leave and Trump suggested that they talked “tomorrow”.

US President Donald Trump has fired John Bolton, advisor to the head of state on national security issues. President Trump announced the dismissal of Bolton on Twitter. The president told the adviser that his services were no longer needed at the White House, the post says.

“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", reads the post.

The president thanked John Bolton for his service and said he would be naming a new national security advisor next week. The former national security advisor wrote a tweet saying that it was his idea to leave and Trump suggested that they talked “tomorrow”.

John Bolton had not been supportive of much of Trump’s agenda such as his approach on North Korea, Iran or Afghanistan while the president blamed his advisor for overselling the strength of Venezuela’s political opposition earlier this year.

The possible candidates for the post are Stephen Biegun, the lead envoy on North Korea, and Brian Hook, the administration’s point person on Iran, sources say. Trump might also consider Douglas Macgregor, a retired Army officer who backed Trump’s approach on Iran, and Richard Grenell, the ambassador to Germany.

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