MADRID, Sep. 13 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The American president, Donald Trump, has ruled this Thursday to elect the Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, as the next National Security advisor after John Bolton's departure.
Trump has said he spoke with Pompeo, who told him that he likes “the idea that it is someone else” who holds the position, according to the White House in a statement.
In this sense, the New York magnate has assured that he has a list of fifteen candidates to succeed Bolton, whom he would have asked to resign. “Everyone wants the job, you can imagine,” he said. “A lot of people want the job. It's a great job,” he added.
The now former advisor, meanwhile, implied that he had learned that he was no longer a National Security advisor for Trump's tweets. “I offered to resign last night and the president said 'we talked about it tomorrow',” he explained on the social network.
Trump ratified Wednesday that Bolton “is not in line with much of what the government was doing.” “I hope we finished well, but maybe not,” he added.
Questioned by any of these disagreements, Trump has mentioned that Bolton made mistakes like offending the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, for asking him to follow the “Libyan model” and deliver all the nuclear weapons of the Asian country.
Bolton came to office in April 2018, becoming the third National Security advisor of the Trump era after Michael Flynn and Herbert McMaster.