[Global Network Reporter Hou Jiaxin] Bolton himself responded to President Trumps 10-minute announcement that he had dismissed John Bolton, the presidents national security assistant. He tweeted: Last night I offered to resign, President Trump said, lets talk about it tomorrow. A kind of
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According to previous reports, Trump announced the news in the social media at noon local time on the 10th, saying that he told Bolton on the 9th evening that the White House no longer needs his services, the latter submitted his resignation in the morning of the 10th. Trump said he shared many of Boltons proposals with the rest of the government and disagreed very much. He also thanked Bolton for its service. A kind of
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Trump said he would announce a new presidential national security assistant next week.
Born in 1948, Bolton served in Reagan, George W. Bush and George W. Bushs three administrations. He is a famous hawk in American politics and is known for his tough foreign policy stance. He replaced McMaster as Presidents National Security Assistant in April 2018. Since taking office, he has shown a strong stance on issues such as the Iranian, Afghan and Korean nuclear issues. Bolton is the third Presidents National Security Assistant to leave Trumps post.
Bolton. Source: CNN
Trump and Bolton have long been at odds. Since this year, Trump has repeatedly denied Boltons foreign policy proposals in public, and their differences have gradually become public, which has confused the world about American foreign policy, especially on the issue of war and peace.
When Trump took office, he vowed to withdraw from overseas wars and took diplomatic relations with North Korea as a landmark measure. Bolton has always advocated military action and opposed negotiations with North Korea.
Trump has criticized the Bush Administration for invading Iraq for many years, so he will not repeat it. Bolton, as a member of the neo-conservative, was the main driver of the Bush administrations invasion of Iraq in 2003. He has never abandoned the fundamentalism of unilateral military action and regime change.
Some commentators believe that Trumps foreign policy is strong, but after extreme pressure, there are often unexpected good words and deeds. In essence, Trump insists on his isolationist ideology, and is unwilling to devote too much energy to other areas, let alone to be involved in new regional wars.
Source: Global Network Responsible Editor: Li Zaixing_NBJS9026