Following Disagreements, Trump Tells Bolton: You’re Fired
“I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. 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,” Trump wrote.
“I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week.”
The tweet came shortly before Bolton was scheduled to give a press briefing with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
Bolton responded in a tweet on Tuesday saying he offered to resign on Monday night, but Trump did not immediately accept the resignation.
I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, “Let’s talk about it tomorrow.”
Trump often disagreed with Bolton when it came to foreign policy and strategy in dealing with countries such as North Korea, Iran, and Afghanistan. Most recently, it was reported that Bolton opposed the president’s plan to meet with Taliban leaders at Camp David this week.