Trump Fires John Bolton as National Security Adviser

“I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, ‘Let’s talk about it tomorrow,'” Bolton responded.

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President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that he had fired John Bolton, his national security adviser, citing serious disagreements over “many of his suggestions.”

The surprise development came about an hour before Bolton was scheduled to participate in a press briefing along with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. Bolton was Trump’s third national security adviser.  

Minutes after Trump’s announcement, Bolton responded on Twitter. He then reached out to members of the media to dispute the president’s account.

This is a breaking news post. We will update as more information becomes available. 
 
 

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