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TRUMP FIRES NATIONAL CHIEF SECURITY JOHN BOLTON

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced he has fired his hawkish national security advisor John Bolton, saying he disagreed “strongly” with his positions.

“I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning,” Trump announced on Twitter.

“I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House.  I disagree strongly with many of his positions as did others in the administration “.” I will be naming a new national advisor shortly ” he added.

Bolton tweeted a different version saying he resigned.

The news — coming days after Trump caused uproar by revealing he was canceling secret talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban.

Bolton is a veteran and controversial figure closely linked to the invasion of Iraq and other aggressive foreign policy decisions. He had been seen as one of the main driving forces in the White House’s muscular approach to Iran, Venezuela and other trouble spots.

“I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning,” Trump announced on Twitter.

“I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House,” Trump wrote, saying he would name a replacement next week.

Bolton denied being fired and said he resigned.

“I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, “Let’s talk about it tomorrow,” Bolton tweeted.

Bolton was scheduled to hold a press briefing with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin later on Tuesday.
Bolton was Trump’s third national security adviser after Michael Flynn and HR McMaster.b

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