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Trump dispenses with John Bolton for his disagreements

September 10, 2019

The National Security adviser says it was he who offered his resignation on Monday

The president of the United States, Donald Trump, announced Tuesday that his National Security adviser, John Bolton, has resigned him at his request for the disagreements made with him.

“Last night I informed John Bolton that his services are no longer necessary in the White House,” Trump reported on his Twitter, specifying that he asked him to resign and he has presented his resignation “this morning.”

“I strongly disagreed with many of his suggestions, as well as other (members) of the Administration,” said the president, who put Bolton in office in April 2018. Bolton was the third to hold the post since Trump arrived at the White House in January 2017 after Michael Flynn and Herbert McMaster.

“I thank John very much for his service,” said the president, who has promised to announce his successor next week.

For his part, Bolton has implied shortly after he has learned that he is no longer a National Security advisor for Trump's tweets. “I offered to resign last night and President Trump said 'we talked about it tomorrow',” he wrote on Twitter.

As previously reported by the White House, Bolton was going to participate in an informational meeting with the press along with the Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin.

The disagreements between Trump and Bolton, considered as a 'hawk' and a supporter of a tough foreign policy, have become apparent in recent months, mainly regarding Iran and North Korea, but also about Afghanistan, according to the media . Their differences with Pompeo had also been palpable.

The president has kept his hand extended to the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, with whom he met in June at the border between the two Koreas, and has even now left the door open to meet with Iranian President Hasan Rohani, gestures that his National Security advisor did not look good.

The hitherto adviser, who also worked under the orders of George W. Bush, was also opposed to the meeting that Trump intended to hold with the Taliban at Camp David and which he canceled at the last moment after the death of an American soldier in an attack that occurred Last week in Kabul.