President Trump Fires National Security Adviser John Bolton After They 'Disagreed Strongly'
President Donald Trump said Tuesday he fired national security adviser John Bolton, citing strong disagreements on a number of policy issues.
John Bolton is the latest top national security official who has been forced out after clashing with President Trump. Trump said Tuesday that he had fired national security adviser John Bolton after a string of disagreements over how the U.S. should handle North Korea, Afghanistan and Iran. Bolton himself said in a tweet that he had offered to resign Monday night. President Donald Trump has asked national security adviser John Bolton to resign, noting that he "strongly disagreed with many of his suggestions as did others in the administration." "I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House," Trump tweeted. "I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning." The surprise announcement came just an hour before a briefing that the White House earlier said Bolton would attend. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he asked Bolton to resign after he "disagreed with many of his suggestions." Bolton had clashed with other top administration officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.