National Security Adviser Bolton Resigns
President says they “disagreed strongly” on policy
President Trump announced Tuesday that he removed National Security Adviser John Bolton, saying he “disagreed strongly” with his suggestions on a range of issues. In a tweet, the president said, “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House.”
The president said he asked Ambassador Bolton for his resignation, which was given. The president continued, “I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week.”
Bolton's removal comes after he was reportedly sidelined from high-level discussions about military involvement in Afghanistan. Bolton was not invited to a high-profile meeting after opposing diplomatic efforts in the region. His opposition is said to have bothered President Trump.
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