President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he asked Bolton to resign after he "disagreed with many of his suggestions."
“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,” Trump said on Twitter.
Bolton had clashed with other top administration officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Trump said that he would name a new national security adviser “next week.”
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Reaction to John Bolton replacing H.R. McMaster
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Thank you to Lieutenant General HR McMaster for your service and loyalty to our country. Your selfless courage and… https://t.co/0Gi3SkFk7g
This is the new National Security Advisor? Disqualified by horrible judgment and dangerous for America and the worl… https://t.co/IeptDjdCJM
I know John Bolton well, he is an excellent choice who will do an great job as National Security Advisor. General M… https://t.co/L4IQ0rARHI
Replacing Tillerson with Pompeo and McMaster with Bolton could have a profound impact on U.S. foreign policy, start… https://t.co/xEr9rn3Toc
Another step backwards for an administration already going full throttle in reverse. If you’re worried about our na… https://t.co/kGqW57Q9Tp
I am pleased to announce that, effective 4/9/18, @AmbJohnBolton will be my new National Security Advisor. I am very… https://t.co/dlRJSb9xW1
Now HR McMaster is out. Instead firing his entire staff one by one, Trump should cut to the chase and fire himself already.
Amb John Bolton will be great National Security Adviser for @realDonaldTrump. Ridiculously knowledgable. Leaks from… https://t.co/oYH0HI6K2Z
John Bolton is a dangerous radical. He has spent his career pushing fringe conspiracy theories and undermining key… https://t.co/dPDfjmyCBk
POTUS has just destroyed rational policy-making in selecting reactionary John Bolton as the National Security Advisor.
With the appointments of Mike Pompeo and John Bolton, @realDonaldTrump is successfully lining up his war cabinet. B… https://t.co/ENxgUMjvTW
General McMaster has served our nation incredibly well for 34 years, and I thank him for the work he has done in le… https://t.co/LqEPzJXY7H
I will always be grateful to my friend Gen. H.R. McMaster for his service as @POTUS' Nat Sec Adv & congratulate him… https://t.co/Xd2JUcT14p
Congratulations to new National Security Advisor John Bolton. @AmbJohnBolton is a highly respected American patriot… https://t.co/gnFUmHQt6s