President Trump announced this morning that he asked his National Security Advisor, John Bolton, to resign. Bolton turned in his resignation to the President this morning.
In a tweet, Trump said that he strongly disagreed with many of the ideas from Bolton, noting that many in his administration also disagreed with Bolton’s views. Trump tweeted the following statement: “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. I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week.”
One notable event that many outlets reported the President and Bolton differed on was bringing the leaders of the Taliban terrorist organization to meet at Camp David. The meeting was scrapped at the last minute after a terrorist attack Kabul that resulted in an American soldier dying.
Bolton tweeted in response to the news breaking Tuesday afternoon: “I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, ‘Let’s talk about it tomorrow.'”
This is an ongoing situation and we will keep you updated.