President Donald Trump has fired National Security Adviser John Bolton.
“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,” President Trump tweeted just before 12:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday.
….I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning. I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2019
“I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week,” Trump added.
Bolton responded to the news via Twitter, saying, “I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, ‘Let’s talk about it tomorrow.'”
I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, “Let’s talk about it tomorrow.”
— John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) September 10, 2019
Bolton was the third national security adviser in the Trump Administration.
Trump and Bolton reportedly disagreed on a number of issues, including Iran and North Korea.
In particular, earlier this year, Bolton told reporters that North Korea has undoubtedly violated the United Nations resolutions with the launch of their short-range missile launches. However, Trump disagreed.
“My people think it could have been a violation, as you know,” the president said in May, as reported by The New York Times. “I view it differently.”
Further, Bolton was an advocate of forceful intervention in Iran, including overthrowing the Iranian government. Bolton was reportedly one of the advisers who recommended an airstrike against Iran, which Trump called off at the last minute.