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BREAKING: Trump Fires National Security Advisor John Bolton


On Tuesday, President Donald Trump made the shocking announcement that he had decided to fire National Security Advisor John Bolton for strong disagreements between the two.

"I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House." the President said in a tweet. "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."


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Bolton's firing comes after President Trump made the announcement over the weekend that he had cancelled a meeting with Afghan leaders. Check out what NPR reported:

Bolton was Trump's third national security adviser and continued the pattern of departures by advisers who proved a bad fit for a White House led by the rare president with no prior experience with the military, national security or elected office.
The dismissal followed a head-spinning turn of events that began over the weekend with an announcement on Twitter by Trump that he had invited delegations from Afghanistan to Camp David to conclude peace talks there — but then cancelled the meeting before it could take place.
Trump then told reporters on the White House on Monday that he considered the peace negotiations to be "dead."
The president appeared to have taken on the Afghanistan portfolio himself and cut many of his advisers — including Bolton — out of the matter.

According to NPR, Bolton and Trump had strong disagreements regarding the war in Afghanistan which ultimately let to Bolton being excluded from certain meetings.

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NPR continues:

Tensions reached a point at which Bolton reportedly was excluded from meetings about the war in Afghanistan, an issue that might otherwise have obviously fallen into the purview of the national security adviser.
But internal allies of Trump, who had become a dove and wanted to reach a peace agreement that would permit the withdrawal of most or all American forces from Afghanistan, felt they couldn't trust Bolton not to blow up the process.
At one point, special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad would not agree to let Bolton take a draft copy of the Afghanistan agreement out of the conference room where they were meeting, The Washington Post reported.
These kinds of differences between Trump and Bolton eventually spun the two men too far apart and the president asked Bolton to step down.

Since Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president, he has promised the American people that he would bring troops home from Afghanistan and focus on an "America First" agenda.

Bolton had a different position which ultimately let to his firing.

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