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OpinionDon't expect John Bolton to go quietly

22:00  10 september  2019
22:00  10 september  2019 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

'I resigned': Bolton fights back after Trump says he fired him

'I resigned': Bolton fights back after Trump says he fired him Former national security adviser John Bolton is pushing back against President Trump for saying that he fired him. Bolton, 70, is instead claiming that he offered his resignation. Trump made the announcement about Bolton's job status on Tuesday morning, tweeting that he "asked John for his resignation" saying they "disagreed strongly." However, Bolton is pushing back on the president's claim. Slideshow by photo services Bolton countered against Trump in a tweet, “I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, ‘Let’s talk about it tomorrow.

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John Bolton is out. It’s no secret the hawkish national security adviser often butted heads with President Trump, and the result was his sudden departure from the White House last night.

But don’t expect Bolton to go quietly. Unlike other former administration officials, Bolton’s personal loyalty to the president is already wearing thin.

Trump tells a much different story. The president claimed he fired Bolton after a sharp disagreement over a planned meeting with Taliban leaders at Camp David, according to CNN. Trump canceled the meeting, but that was not enough for Bolton. And he’s not going to let Trump have the last word.

In a text message to the Washington Post’s Robert Costa, Bolton said, “Let’s be clear, I resigned, having offered to do so last night.”

Fevered speculation over John Bolton's replacement as national security adviser

Fevered speculation over John Bolton's replacement as national security adviser A crop of potential candidates for national security adviser is emerging in the wake of the abrupt dismissal of John Bolton from the White House on Tuesday. © Provided by Fox News Network LLCAmid a number of disagreements with Bolton -- including over recently scrapped negotiations with the Taliban over the future fo Afghanistan -- President Trump announced in a tweet that Bolton’s “services are no longer needed” and said that he would be naming a new national security adviser next week. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

If we know one thing about Bolton, it’s that he’s not one to shy away from conflict — in any of its forms. He’s effective, savvy, and dangerously unafraid to start a public fight. This won’t be the last we hear from him — not for a long while yet.

Trump lists Waddell, Kellogg, O'Brien among possible Bolton successors.
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the candidates he is considering to become his new national security adviser include former deputy national security adviser Ricky Waddell, Vice President Mike Pence's security aide Keith Kellogg, and hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien. © Reuters/Carlos Barria Acting U.S. National Security Advisor Kellogg arrives for U.S.

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