Tuesday, September 10, 2019

BREAKING: Trump Fires John Bolton as National Security Adviser

John Bolton
UPDATE BELOW: Bolton's resignation letter.

This is a developing story. Return to this post for updates.

UPDATE 1

Trump has put out the following tweets:

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump·
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
....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.

UPDATE 2

The New York Times notes:
 Mr. Bolton also had the strong backing of Sheldon G. Adelson, the casino magnate and Republican megadonor who is a key supporter of Mr. Trump.
UPDATE 3

The Big Thought:

Let's see who the erratic President names to replace Bolton.

UPDATE 4

Bolton's version:
Bolton tweeted: “I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, ‘Let’s talk about it tomorrow’” 
Bolton also tweeted to Washington Post reporter  Roberta Costa: “Let’s be clear, I resigned, having offered to do so last night.”
UPDATE 5


 -RW

5 comments:

  1. I never understood why he was hired given Trump pointed out how stupid the Iraq war was for us. I'm happy to see Bolton go.

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    1. This is almost certainly the most reasonable thought you've ever posted here.

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  2. Trump should just send all these tough guy chicken hawks to Afghanistan, and tell them not to come home until the war is won. Then pull out all the troops.

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    1. This is an idea I cam definitely get behind.

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