Trump fired Bolton because of disagreements over US foreign policy

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — US President Donald Trump announced the dismissal of John Bolton from the post of national security adviser due to numerous differences of opinion.

In a Twitter post, Donald Trump said he informed Bolton on Monday, September 9, that “the White House no longer needs his services.”

According to the American president, he and a number of representatives of the US administration “categorically disagree with many of his proposals.” Trump added that he will announce a new national security adviser next week.

As in the case of many other sudden resignations in the current US administration, the dismissed official in his own way described what happened.Bolton, he “suggested resigning last night.” In response to this, President Trump, he said, said: “Let’s talk about it tomorrow.”

John Bolton served as the United States National Security Advisor a little more than Herbert McMaster, who had been in the Trump administration for less than a year – Bolton was appointed to this position in April 2018.

Bolton, who also served as the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, was known for its hawkish rhetoric and aggressive views in foreign policy, upholding US military intervention in various countries, particularly in Iraq.

According toThe Washington Post, one of the latest disagreements between Trump and Bolton, was a divergence of views on the situation in Afghanistan. Trump allegedly advocated the complete withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, but Bolton objected to this scenario. At a certain point, Bolton was expelled from the list of people who participated in the discussion of the US war in Afghanistan at presidential meetings.

John Bolton also held aggressive views in US foreign policy towards Latin America, advocating pressure on Venezuela and Cuba. Speaking at a meeting of participants in the invasion of Cuba in the Gulf of Pigs in April 2019, Bolton promised veterans of the failed CIA operation that “together we can finish what started on these beaches.”

During his tenure as US National Security Advisor in the Trump administration, Washington’s relations with Havana and Caracas deteriorated sharply, while the US authorities did not achieve any success in “regime change” or changes in the foreign and domestic policies of Venezuela and Cuba.

Republican Senator Rand Paul (Kentucky) said he supported Donald Trump’s decision to dismiss Bolton. According to an American politician who advocates ending US participation in military conflicts in various countries, Bolton’s resignation “reduces the likelihood of war around the world.”


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