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01:25  13 september  2019
01:25  13 september  2019 Source:   thehill.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.

Trump said on Twitter: ‘I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed.’ Photograph: Oliver Contreras/The Washington Post/Getty Images. “There were definitely places that Ambassador Bolton and I had different views about how we should proceed,” Pompeo said yesterday.

Conway said Pompeo will at least play a role advising the president on his selection. “ Under that scenario, I would call that five-plus, as the number of candidates,” she continued. Conway suggested that even if Pompeo does not assume leadership of the National Security Council from his perch at

President Trump on Thursday said he does not plan to make Secretary of State Mike Pompeo his national security adviser.

Trump says Pompeo not under consideration to replace Bolton© UPI Photo Trump says Pompeo not under consideration to replace Bolton

The president told reporters as he left to attend a GOP House retreat in Baltimore that he spoke with Pompeo earlier in the day, and that the secretary of State "liked the idea of somebody [else] in there."

"I think he is fantastic," Trump said of Pompeo.

Reports circulated this week that Trump may consider appointing Pompeo to replace former national security adviser John Bolton, who he fired on Tuesday.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway earlier Thursday did not dismiss the possibility of the president tapping Pompeo for the role.

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.

President Donald Trump said he fired his hawkish national security adviser, John Bolton , after disagreeing “strongly” with many of his positions, ending a tumultuous tenure marked by President Donald Trump said he fired National Security Adviser John Bolton Tuesday. Bill Faries reports.

President Trump is on the hunt for the fourth national security adviser of his presidency. Though the White House has said Mr. Bolton ’s current deputy, Charles M. Kupperman, will take over in Recently Mr. Biegun has been in closer alignment with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Mr. Trump than

It is not unprecedented for a secretary of State to simultaneously serve as the president's top national security adviser. Henry Kissinger held both roles for former President Richard Nixon.

Trump on Tuesday announced that he'd ousted Bolton because of disagreements with other members of the administration.

The president was more transparent about his issues with Bolton on Thursday, saying the former aide made "some very big mistakes" that set the administration back with its efforts in North Korea and Venezuela.

Trump said Thursday he has 15 candidates under consideration to replace Bolton. A day earlier when he said there were five.

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