President Donald Trump has announced the dismissal of his National Security advisor, John Bolton, underscoring his “strong disagreements” with “many of his suggestions”.
“I informed John Bolton last night that his services at the White House are no longer required. I had strong disagreements with many of his suggestions, as well as others in government,” Trump tweeted.
“That’s why I asked for his resignation, which was given to me this morning. I thank John very much for his service. I will be appointing a new National Security Advisor next week,” he added.
Bolton, known for his belligerent positions on North Korea and Iran, was the third incumbent since Trump’s arrival at the White House in January 2017, after Michael Flynn and H.R. McMaster.
The president also blamed him for the failure of his strategy towards Venezuela.
According to the agenda sent by the White House just an hour before Trump’s announcement, Bolton appeared as one of the participants in an event alongside Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin.
The former official reacted from the same social network to his dismissal with a brief message.
“I offered my resignation last night and President Trump said, ‘Let’s talk about it tomorrow,'” Bolton said.