Why Trump and Bolton parted ways

The president says he fired his national security adviser. Bolton says he resigned. Either way, their conflict was deep — and irreconcilable.

11.9.2019

Ultimately, it was hearing media accounts about how John Bolton had advised the president to scuttle a meeting with Taliban leaders at Camp David that proved a breaking point for Trump, according to sources in and out of the administration

The president says he fired his national security adviser. Bolton says he resigned. Either way, their conflict was deep — and irreconcilable.

Ultimately, it was hearing media accounts about how Bolton had advised the president to scuttle a meeting with Taliban leaders at Camp David that proved a breaking point for Trump, according to sources in and out of the administration. In the president’s telling, he had taken his own counsel in arriving at the decision to call off the meeting and end the negotiations, and he was infuriated to hear Bolton credited with influencing his decision.

Bolton’s exit is a stark illustration of how Trump has grown increasingly confident in his own judgment on national security — and how he’s developed a greater sense of urgency to follow through on his campaign promise to reduce U.S. entanglements abroad. Bolton saw things differently and made little secret of it. Both men were equally firm in their convictions, and the conflict proved irreconcilable.

While Bolton’s predecessor, H.R. McMaster, had worked to adhere to a traditional process where the president is presented a range of options on key issues, along with a list of risks associated with each option, Bolton operated differently, preferring instead to give the president his own guidance in private. While many had griped that McMaster held too many meetings, under the Bolton regime, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at one point

Bolton, the president’s third national security adviser, was never a natural fit in the Trump White House. Serious and cerebral, the 70-year-old Yale-trained lawyer immediately went about assembling a team of like-minded loyalists immensely capable of pushing his policy priorities — which were sometimes, but not always, those of his boss.

“The handwriting’s been on the wall for a long time. You can think back to John Bolton literally being sent to Mongolia at the time that Trump was having his last meeting with Kim Jong Un, which is, you know, being sent to Mongolia is kind of a joke, right?” said David Rothkopf, who has written extensively about the NSC. (Trump brought Carlson, the Fox News host, along with him instead.)

While the president said in a tweet that he had asked for Bolton’s resignation on Monday evening, Bolton told ABC News’ Jonathan Karl that Trump was “flatly wrong.”

Among the names being floated for the position are Stephen Biegun, currently the U.S. special representative for North Korea, who was previously considered for the position, and the retired Army Col. Douglas MacGregor, a frequent guest on Carlson’s program.

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Not exactly correct but report that if you like EDITOR ! EDITOR !! Get hold of your people . Confident is not the right word Since when has he lacked confidence in his own judgment? Isn't that the problem. Good job Mr President for making another one leave. That is a very questionable interpretation. The opposir is more plausible.

Confident? Or stubbornly obtuse? I know how he feels. I'm very confident in my ability to be a center for the Lakers. I don't let the fact that I am a twelve pound dog stand in my way. Now if I could just get Frank Vogel to listen. He hired him so he could say Bolton was bonkers and fire him making Trump look sane. This is how Trump has operated all his life - now he has us thinking Christ at least Trump has come to his senses - no he hasn’t !

His own judgement? More like Pompeo's judgement. And without people like Bolton and McMaster around, Pompeo will be more of an unelected president than Kissinger. Trump can't fire him now. His own lousy judgement 🙄🙄 ..... or he is under Putin’s thunb

Trump says he fired national security advisor John Bolton — but Bolton says he 'offered to resign''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 Donald Trump said in a tweet. Ooh No, who will the rightwing racist Afriforum run to? He told u what u need to know...

AntiTrumpers will back Bolton all of a sudden. Just like he is a stable genius? What crap reporting is this? What judgement? Kim still firing rockets. Chaos reigns all over the world which WILL affect us. Trumo is a moronic fool who has 0 care for America. It’s a all about him. Your tweeter must watch Fox news. They said the exact same thing this morning.

Is this a stage of dementia? Wait a minute. Everyone hates Bolton because he's a Hawk? Now you're concerned Trump fired a Hawk? Or a Hawk left because of disagreements with Trump? You folks need to make up your minds. you mean he believes in his own shit Uh yeah right. That’s why a top secret spy had to be extracted from Putinville.

Good for Trump, Bolton was a warmonger and where this goes is going to be real interesting.. Another delusion from the President

Why Trump and Bolton Were On a Collision CourseTrump may have liked Bolton’s “America First” mentality and contempt for pre-existing treaties and alliances, but he has so far refrained from entagling the United States in new military conflict. But Bolton always argued military force was needed to establish the credibility of U.S. threats. Insufficiently pro Taliban. The Pres can’t sack the VP dude was seriously bad at his job

The drama of thinking you can solve world problems alone... It would be classier for Trump to accept Bolton's resignation rather than say he was fired. That's what is standard in this situation. But Trump is not classy. Trump will become a very unhappy man and it will be that way until the end of his life. Bolton and all the people he fired will make his life a living hell when he is no longer president.

Good riddance he was a deep state elite war monger. That was his marching orders from the cabal. 'Keep America at war' The tail is wagging the dog. Because both of them have large fragile egos. I'm sure he'll be able to find a Pompeo like yes man to fill the spot. Really?! I heard that Melania was complaining that Boltons mustache tickled to much so he had to go! 😂

They parted ways because realDonaldTrump is jealous of Bolton’s silly mustache!😆😎😂 Our mission at is to build the social media platform that ends fake news

Why Trump and Bolton Were On a Collision CourseTrump may have liked Bolton’s “America First” mentality and contempt for pre-existing treaties and alliances, but he has so far refrained from entagling the United States in new military conflict. But Bolton always argued military force was needed to establish the credibility of U.S. threats.

Can't believe Trump is being so mean to this gentleman. I hope this unfortunate incident hasn't soured him on working for the government. What's new with him blaming and firing people for his own self-inflicted blunders? He discards them the same way he relieves himself in the mornings. Yeah, no one believes either you or him congrats none of this means anything

Everything with Trump is about image. He doesn’t care about anyone other than himself. Ironically Bolton was right.

Controversial Trump aide John Bolton exits WH knocking TrumpPresident Trump has fired controversial National Security Advisor John Bolton on Twitter, after they ‘strongly disagreed.’ Sparking more controversary, Bolton offered a different recount, saying he previously ‘offered to resign.’ Former Obama official Richard Stengel argues ‘the problem with replacing Bolton’ is ‘when someone leaves the Trump administration, they’re never replaced by a better actor.’ stengel Ummm, you got shitty windows MSNBC. honestelaine stengel He WILL be replaced by someone who is not. stengel MSNBC sucks BERNIE SANDERS 2020

John Bolton Texts Media Figures To Dispute That He Was Fired By TrumpPresident Donald Trump’s firing of his national security adviser, John Bolton, played out live on air as broadcast networks interrupted programming — and then Bolton himself texted repo…

John Bolton Fired by Trump as National Security AdviserPresident Trump has dismissed his national security adviser, John Bolton, telling the controversial aide on Monday night that he was out of a job. When you can't escape the mustache.. If you truly love something, you must let it go.. Next beeech pliiiezz Good. Finally. Why was he even there in the first place?

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