Trump Fires National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, Replaced by John Bolton

Bolton remains a firm believer in the wisdom of President George W. Bush’s Iraq war, which Trump has routinely cast as a colossal mistake and a waste of money…

(Daily Mail) President Donald Trump will replace National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster with John Bolton on April 9, the White House announced late Thursday.

Bolton, a former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, is a hawkish conservative with a pugnacious streak – and a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel.

He is also a fierce opponent of the Obama-era Iran nuclear deal.

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At one time a vacillating potential presidential candidate, the plainspoken yet curmudgeonly Bolton will become Trump’s third chief national security aide in his 14-month presidency…

Bolton was on Fox News within an hour of Trump’s tweet, saying ‘I didn’t really expect that announcement this afternoon.’

‘But it’s obviously a great honor, it’s always an honor to serve our country.’

Trump had clashed with McMaster repeatedly in recent months, telling confidants that he considered the general a long-winded bore.

His departure comes barely a week after the president dramatically ousted former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a tweet.

Trump’s national security staff appeared in disarray this week after he placed a congratulatory phone call to Russian President Vladimir Putin – who had won a fourth term in a lopsided election that critics called a corrupt ‘sham…

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