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CGTN America 10 Sep 2019

Trump says he fired U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton

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The U.S. National Security Adviser, John Bolton, is out of a job. President Donald Trump says he fired him. But Bolton said he resigned.
CGTN's Nathan King has more on the drama unfolding at the White House.


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."
National Security Adviser John Bolton is denying reports that the U.S. would accept if North Korea froze their nuclear program, rather than denuclearizing completely. This comes after President Trump made a surprise historic visit to the country Saturday. Gordon Chang, author of "Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Take on the World," and Daniel Lippman, co-author of Politico Playbook and Politico reporter, joined CBSN to discuss what's next between the two countries.

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