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Trump fires John Bolton amid concerns over leaks and policy disagreements
09-11-2019, 04:51 AM
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Trump fires John Bolton amid concerns over leaks and policy disagreements
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WASHINGTON — President Trump announced in a tweet on Tuesday that he had asked his national security adviser, John Bolton, to resign. Sources say the departure was due to disagreements and suspicions Bolton was involved in leaks.

The shocking announcement came less than two hours before Bolton was set to participate in a press briefing at the White House with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. That briefing was announced on Tuesday morning.

“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. I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week,” Trump wrote.

Bolton issued a tweet of his own about the firing shortly after Trump’s announcement.

“I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, ‘Let’s talk about it tomorrow,’” Bolton wrote.

Bolton could not be immediately reached for comment.

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham told Yahoo News philosophical differences were behind Trump’s decision.

https://news.yahoo.com/trump-fires-john-...43868.html
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09-11-2019, 05:53 AM
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Shouldn't be shocking.

The question that baffles me is, why would Trump even hire him in the first place?
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09-11-2019, 06:17 AM
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(09-11-2019 05:53 AM)THE_DEAN Wrote:  Shouldn't be shocking.

The question that baffles me is, why would Trump even hire him in the first place?

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09-11-2019, 09:08 AM
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RE: Trump fires John Bolton amid concerns over leaks and policy disagreements
Ben Shapiro is not happy:

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> Ben Shapiro Retweeted Donald J. Trump

This is terrible for the White House. Bolton was correct
about the Taliban; State wasn’t. Bolton has been a hawkish
voice for a tough national security policy, and his ouster
likely signals that Trump’s approach will be significantly
softer from this point forward.
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09-11-2019, 09:51 AM
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RE: Trump fires John Bolton amid concerns over leaks and policy disagreements
Senator Rand Paul

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I commend @realDonaldTrump for this necessary action. The President has great instincts on foreign policy and ending our endless wars. He should be served by those who share those views. https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/stat...0055746560
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09-11-2019, 05:14 PM
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Trump fires John Bolton amid concerns over leaks and policy disagreements
Shapiro's comments come from being too young and inexperienced in life. He's just a Jewish racist who want to always be in a state of war as long as it's other people doing the fighting for him and Israel benefits.

Bolton is and always has been a POS who thinks pretty much the same way. Glad he's gone. Trump knows what he's doing.

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09-11-2019, 05:41 PM
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(09-11-2019 09:08 AM)pug-thug Wrote:  Ben Shapiro is not happy:

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> Ben Shapiro Retweeted Donald J. Trump

This is terrible for the White House. Bolton was correct
about the Taliban; State wasn’t. Bolton has been a hawkish
voice for a tough national security policy, and his ouster
likely signals that Trump’s approach will be significantly
softer from this point forward.

Good. Maybe we can get rid of Ben Shapiro as well.

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09-11-2019, 06:01 PM
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read that tweet while imagining his nasally annoying voice

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09-11-2019, 07:47 PM
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RE: Trump fires John Bolton amid concerns over leaks and policy disagreements
(09-11-2019 05:14 PM)Billygoat Wrote:  Shapiro's comments come from being too young and inexperienced in life. He's just a Jewish racist who want to always be in a state of war as long as it's other people doing the fighting for him and Israel benefits.

Bolton is and always has been a POS who thinks pretty much the same way. Glad he's gone. Trump knows what he's doing.

dunno about the too young and inexperienced part though. Kristol has the exact same talking points in his late 60s, as did the late Krauthammer.
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09-11-2019, 08:03 PM
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RE: Trump fires John Bolton amid concerns over leaks and policy disagreements
(09-11-2019 05:53 AM)THE_DEAN Wrote:  Shouldn't be shocking.

The question that baffles me is, why would Trump even hire him in the first place?



I asked the same thing when Bolton first joined the Trump Admin.

I figured that it had something to do with Trump doing a deal with the Neocons because he needs to have some allies when so many other groups are trying to take him down. He probably reluctantly agreed to take John "WMDs in Iraq" Bolton and allow the Neocons to control Military policy so he could buy some time until he could think of his next move. Perhaps Trump now sees no need to keep the Neocons on side. Or it's all theatrics so they can bring in an even worse replacement.

I could be completely wrong, but that's how I see it. Politics makes strange bedfellows.

I'm just trying to figure this shit out like you are.
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09-12-2019, 02:49 AM
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It could just be as simple as the President not actually having the power to make all these calls.

Or they told him that if he picks someone new, any one new, they will launch a media campaign about him being 'crazy', 'mentally unwell', naive, blah blah blah. All of which has happened regardless.
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09-17-2019, 08:30 AM
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RE: Trump fires John Bolton amid concerns over leaks and policy disagreements
Trump: “I dont blame Kim Jon Un, Bolton not smart, wish him the best”



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09-17-2019, 07:22 PM
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Bolton reminds me of this guy.

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