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As He Soured on Bolton, Trump Reportedly Spoke With His Predecessor McMaster and Said He Misses Him

9 days ago   |   By Mediaite

John Bolton is out as White House national security adviser. It's pretty clear he and President Donald Trump had major disagreements, and even on the way out Bolton is texting reporters to dispute the White House's version of events.
Bolton joined the Trump administration in early 2018 after H.R. McMaster stepped down.
NBC News reports this afternoon that Trump soured so much on Bolton, he actually took to calling McMaster, asking him for advice, and admitting he actually missed him:
In phone calls to McMaster - the first of which took place last fall - Trump told his second national...
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Ted Cruz Worried ‘Deep-State Forces' Have Convinced Trump to ‘Go Soft on Iran' After Bolton's Ouster

Ted Cruz Worried ‘Deep-State Forces' Have Convinced Trump to ‘Go Soft on Iran' After Bolton's Ouster

9 days ago   |   By Mediaite

There's been a lot of differing reactions to John Bolton departing the Trump administration, from glee over his ouster to worry about what this means for American foreign policy.
Senator Ted Cruz put out a statement this afternoon praising Bolton as a friend and saying, “He has devoted his life to defending our national security, including providing wise counsel to multiple administrations.”
Cruz also expresses some concern about what Bolton's departure means, invoking “deep-state forces” in the government:
“I sincerely hope his leaving the White House does not mean that the deep-state...
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Carl Bernstein Blasts Trump After Bolton Ouster: We Have a Governing Crisis Because of the President's Conduct

Carl Bernstein Blasts Trump After Bolton Ouster: We Have a Governing Crisis Because of the President's Conduct

9 days ago   |   By Mediaite

Carl Bernstein went on a tear against President Donald Trump this afternoon over the sudden ouster of National Security Adviser John Bolton .
He told CNN's Brooke Baldwin Bolton was never a good fit for Trump before saying, “This is, perhaps, the most convincing evidence we've seen of late that we have a governing crisis under this president. A dire crisis in which the national security of the United States is not secure because of the conduct of the President of the United States. He cannot conduct a coherent presidency, a coherent administration.”
Bolton has been calling reporters...
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John Bolton Texts Media Figures To Dispute That He Was Fired By Trump

9 days ago   |   By Deadline

President 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 reporters to insist that he resigned. Bolton, who was a Fox News commentator before joining the Trump administration last year, was abruptly fired by Trump via Twitter. “I...
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Watch a WH Reporter On Hot Mic Sum Up Pompeo-Mnuchin Presser: ‘God Almighty, That Was a Sh*tshow!'

9 days ago   |   By Mediaite

One reporter summed up a press conference following the dismissal/resignation of President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton by exclaiming “God almighty, that was a shitshow!”
On Tuesday afternoon, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin took to the infrequently used Brady Briefing Room to be peppered by questions about Bolton's departure.
Over the course of twelve chaotic minutes, reporters grilled the pair on the details of Bolton's ouster, which Trump claims was a firing , but which Bolton says was a resignation. Pompeo planted his flag on...
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Fired by Tweet: Why Trump Had It with John Bolton

9 days ago   |   By FOX News Radio

Howie Kurtz and Emily Jashinsky on John Bolton out as National Security Advisor, media coverage of the U-S extracted spy from Russian and are Democrats really going after impeachment?
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Liberals Applaud, Pundits Gasp and Neo-Cons Weep at Shocking Ouster of Bolton: He Was ‘Insufficiently Pro-Taliban'

Liberals Applaud, Pundits Gasp and Neo-Cons Weep at Shocking Ouster of Bolton: He Was ‘Insufficiently Pro-Taliban'

9 days ago   |   By Mediaite

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he had fired the third National Security Advisor to serve under his administration, though the ousted cabinet member John Bolton immediately pushed back by claiming that he had not been fired, but instead he had resigned.
If this he said/he said feels a little like a hackneyed scend from a mid-80s three-camera sitcom then you are not alone! A lot of politically-minded individuals shared hot takes and comedic jokes about this strange episode, which are collected below for your reading pleasure:
Just keep this in mind:
John Bolton was fired for...
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Trump says he fired John Bolton as national security adviser

9 days ago   |   By CNBC

CNBC's Eamon Javers reports that President Trump has fired National Security Advisor John Bolton, tweeting that he disagreed with many of his suggestions.
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Ex-Obama Official on MSNBC: ‘Who Is Stupid Enough' To Replace Bolton When ‘Your Only Job Is To Suck Up To' Trump?

9 days ago   |   By Mediaite

Former Obama administration official Jim Messina brutally assessed the resig-firing of National Security Advisor John Bolton by asking “who is stupid enough” to take over Bolton's post, which Messina described by saying “your only job is to suck up to the president.”
Following President Donald Trump's claim to have fired Bolton - and Bolton's flurry of texts to anyone with a functioning smartphone insisting that he resigned - Andrea Mitchell Reports host Andrea Mitchell asked Messina for his reaction.
Messina described the turmoil between Bolton and other members of Trump's administration...
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WATCH: John Bolton Texts Fox News Host Brian Kilmeade Live to Contest Trump's Claim He Was Fired

9 days ago   |   By Mediaite

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade broke news during the noon hour while guesting on Outnumbered as he revealed a text received by now-former National Security John Bolton. Bolton pushed back on President Donald Trump ‘s claim that he had been fired but the commander-in-chief, telling Kilmeade instead that he had resigned.
President Trump had just announced earlier on Tuesday via Twitter that he had “informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House.” Trump added that he “disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration”...
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BREAKING: Bolton Accuses Trump of Lying About His Firing

BREAKING: Bolton Accuses Trump of Lying About His Firing

9 days ago   |   By Mediaite

President Donald Trump said on Twitter that he had fired John Bolton , his national security advisor, in a stunning announcement on Tuesday that apparently took Bolton himself by surprise.
“I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House,” Trump wrote on Twitter, citing disagreements over policy.
Bolton offered a different story in his own tweet, claiming that he had offered on Monday night to resign but Trump brushed him off.
“I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, ‘Let's talk about it tomorrow,'” Bolton wrote.
I offered to...
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President Trump Fires National Security Adviser John Bolton

9 days ago   |   By Who TV

WASHINGTON, DC - President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he has asked national security adviser John Bolton to resign, noting that he “strongly disagreed with many of his suggestions as did others in the administration.”
“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,” Trump tweeted. “I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor...
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BREAKING: Trump Fires John Bolton Citing ‘Strong' Disagreements

BREAKING: Trump Fires John Bolton Citing ‘Strong' Disagreements

9 days ago   |   By Mediaite

President Donald Trump has announced on Twitter that he has asked John Bolton to resign as White House National Security Advisor. Bolton submitted his resignation on Tuesday morning.
...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.
- Donald J. Trump September 10, 2019
Bolton's departure comes as he was expected to hold a joint press conference with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. This also comes in the aftermath of reports saying...
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Trump fires national security adviser John Bolton

9 days ago   |   By Wood TV

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has fired national security adviser John Bolton.
Trump tweeted Tuesday that he told Bolton Monday night that his services were no longer needed at the White House. He says Bolton submitted his resignation on Tuesday morning.
Trump tweeted that he “disagreed strongly” with many of Bolton's suggestions, “as did others in the administration.”
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Trump Fires National Security Advisor John Bolton

9 days ago   |   By NBC

President Donald Trump Trump fired his national security advisory, announcing in a tweet Tuesday that he "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," Trump said on Twitter. This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.
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