So, John Bolton is out. Not necessarily a bad thing. However, his exit is the result of Bolton taking issue with his boss. We ALL know Trump hates dissenters to his “visions”. Whatever they may be at any given Trump minute. It’s hard keeping up with Trump’s ever changing helter skelter “visions’.
In this particular straw that broke the camel’s back instance Bolton was ABSOLUTELY correct. Trump’s idiotic and disrespectful plan to meet with the terrorist Taliban at Camp David the week of September 9, 2019 should actually result in Trump himself resigning his office.
BTW, Trump claims he ousted Bolton. Bolton said he offered to resign. I know who I believe and it ain’t Trump. With a track record of lying that Trump holds believing almost anything he says would be ludicrous.
Now on to the story from POLITICO.
President Donald Trump ousted national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday, saying he and the hawkish aide had “disagreed strongly” on many issues and suggesting that Bolton had collided with other Trump advisers, too.
The decision came after widespread reports that Bolton tried to stop Trump from inviting leaders of the Afghan Taliban to Camp David for peace talks. Trump ultimately scrapped the idea, but multiple people familiar with the issue said the news reports about Bolton’s dissent — believed to have been planted by Bolton aides — infuriated Trump.
Bolton’s ouster leaves yet another vacancy in the upper echelons of the Trump administration, where many roles are either unfilled or filled on an acting basis, including several that deal with national security issues. It also means Trump could hear fewer dissenting voices on major moves he wants to make on the national security front, such as talking to the leaders of Iran.
The president himself didn’t get too specific in his tweets announcing Bolton’s departure, though he indicated it was not a spur of the moment move.
“I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House,” Trump wrote. “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.”
Bolton offered a conflicting account on Twitter minutes after Trump’s posts. “I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, ‘Let’s talk about it tomorrow,'” he wrote online. Bolton did not respond to a request for comment.
The news caught many in the administration off guard. Shortly before Trump’s tweets, the White House had announced that Bolton would appear at a briefing later Tuesday with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. The two Cabinet secretaries, both of whom had their own frustrations with Bolton, appeared together, and in good spirits.
“A lot of Fake News is being reported that I overruled the VP and various advisers on a potential Camp David meeting with the Taliban. This Story is False!” he wrote on Twitter, adding that the “Dishonest Media likes to create … the look of turmoil in the White House, of which there is none.”
Trump, the would be Monarch of America, finding another “fake news” moment to undermine our free and independent press. Trump has a dark agenda and America better wake up before it’s too late.
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