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PoliticsTrump details split with 'Mr. Tough Guy' Bolton and his 'very big mistakes'

10:06  12 september  2019
10:06  12 september  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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Mr . Tough Guy , you know you have to go into Iraq." "John is somebody who I actually got along with very well -- he made some very big mistakes when he On Tuesday, the president and Bolton were at odds about how exactly Bolton ’s decision to leave was made. Trump said he requested Bolton ’s

He made some very big mistakes ," said Trump in response to an Oval Office question following a meeting earlier to discuss the dangers of e-cigarettes and vaping. "And it set us back, and frankly he wanted to do things — not necessarily tougher than me — You know John’s known as a tough guy .

President Donald Trump on Wednesday slammed John Bolton over “very big mistakes” he says he made as national security adviser one day after announcing Bolton's resignation on Twitter. Still, the president said he wished Bolton well.

(MORE:Trump says he's fired National Security Adviser John Bolton)

Calling him “Mr. Tough Guy,” Trump made his first public comments about the split and said Bolton wasn’t “in line” with his administration, specifically pointing at comments Bolton made about North Korean denuclearization plans.

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President Trump blasted his former national security adviser John Bolton from the White House on Wednesday, saying he had been fired after making "some very big mistakes " and that he did not get along with others in the a.

He made some very big mistakes ,” Trump said, repeatedly referencing Bolton ’s invocation of a “Libya model” for North Korean denuclearization in April 2018. Trump again claimed later in his remarks that it was he, not Bolton , who at times advocated for a more muscular foreign policy approach

Trump details split with 'Mr. Tough Guy' Bolton and his 'very big mistakes'© Oliver Contreras/The Washington Post via Getty Images National security advisor, John Bolton, right, attends a meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House on Sept. 28, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

"John was not in line of what we were doing," Trump said. "Actually, in some cases he thought it was too tough what we were doing. Mr. Tough Guy, you know you have to go into Iraq."

"John is somebody who I actually got along with very well -- he made some very big mistakes when he talked about the Libyan model with Kim Jong Un. That was not a good statement to make,” Trump said during an Oval Office meeting on Wednesday. “It set us back."

After giving up his efforts to make nuclear weapons in 2003, Libya leader Moammar Gaddafi was killed in 2011.

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He made some very big mistakes ,” said Trump in response to an Oval Office question following a meeting earlier to discuss the dangers of e-cigarettes and vaping. “And it set us back, and frankly he wanted to do things — not necessarily tougher than me — You know John’s known as a tough guy .

He made some very big mistakes ,” Trump said. The president explained that he believed Bolton had set peace talks with North Korea back when he Trump went on to say that he sympathized with Kim Jong Un’s reaction to Bolton ’s comment and threw an insult at Bolton , calling him “ Mr . Tough Guy .”

"As soon as he mentions that, the Libyan model, what a disaster. Take a look at what happened to Gaddafi. He's using that to make a deal with North Korea. And I don't blame Kim Jong Un for what he said after that. He wanted nothing to do with John Bolton. That's not a question of being tough. That's a question for being not smart for saying something like that."

Bolton was conspicuously absent from Trump's last meeting with Kim Jong Un. While Trump was meeting with an adversary about one of world’s biggest national security issues, Bolton was in Mongolia for what he said was a previously scheduled meeting.

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Bolton, a foreign policy hawk who has served in previous Republican administrations, offered his letter of resignation to Trump following a weekend where the president abruptly canceled peace talks with the Taliban at Camp David. Bolton split with the president on his decision to negotiate with the militant group, among other foreign policy positions. Bolton served as the president’s third national security adviser, after Gen. Michael Flynn and H.R. McMaster.

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He made some very big mistakes ,” Trump said. The president explained that he believed Bolton had set peace talks with North Korea back when he Trump went on to say that he sympathized with Kim Jong Un’s reaction to Bolton ’s comment and threw an insult at Bolton , calling him “ Mr . Tough Guy .”

Mr Trump is expected to make his choice known next week. Mr Trump , speaking at the White House, called Mr Bolton " Mr Tough Guy " and criticised him over the Iraq war. Mr Trump said he got along " very well" with Mr Bolton personally, but he "made some very big mistakes ."

On Tuesday, the president and Bolton were at odds about how exactly Bolton’s decision to leave was made. Trump said he requested Bolton’s resignation while Bolton maintained that he offered his resignation.

“We actually got along very well. I'm sure he'll, you know, do whatever he can do to, you know, spin it his way. John came to see me the night before,” Trump said gesturing to a chair in the Oval Office.

“And he sat right in that chair and I told him, "John, you have too many people, and you're not getting along with people. And a lot of us, including me, disagree with some of your tactics and some of your ideas. And I wish you well, but I'd like you to submit your resignation." And he did that.”

Two of Bolton’s closest aides, spokesperson Garrett Marquis and Sarah Tinsley, are also leaving the administration.

Don't expect John Bolton to go quietly

Don't expect John Bolton to go quietly 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. 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....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2019 But don’t expect Bolton to go quietly. Unlike other former administration officials, Bolton’s personal loyalty to the president is already wearing thin.

(MORE: Trump says he split with ' Mr . Tough Guy ' Bolton over ' very big mistakes ' ). But that relationship broke down in the end because those differences on Trump 's key foreign policy challenges proved too much, and Bolton was never going to change Trump 's foreign policy instincts.

Trump delivered his latest Bolton swipe while talking to reporters in the Oval Office hours after three of Bolton ’s top aides followed his lead and resigned from “He made some very big mistakes when he talked about the Libyan model for Kim Jong Un. That was not a good statement to make,” Trump said

"It was an honor to serve my country, and I wish the President and the Administration success moving forward," Marquis said in a statement.

The president said he currently has five people under consideration for Bolton's replacement, including the State Department’s special envoy for Iran Brian Hook, national security adviser to Vice President Pence, Keith Kellogg, and Rick Waddell, who previously served under McMaster on the National Security Council. He said he will make an announcement next week. In the meantime, Charlie Kupperman, who served as deputy under Bolton, is serving as acting national security adviser.

But one expert says that no matter whom the president picks, the most important voice is Trump’s.

“The most influential person in the Trump administration and foreign policy is Trump,” Tom Wright a senior foreign policy fellow at the Brookings Institution told ABC News. “It's not that one set of advisers or another set of advisers are able to manipulate him. I think the longer he's in the job, the more he wants to be true to his own instincts.”

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