The President announced via twitter that he asked John Bolton for his resignation, and Bolton says he did not resign, he quit. In the end, it doesn’t matter because either way he is out. John Bolton fired

Some are reporting that the straw that broke the camel’s back was that Bolton leaked out his disagreement with the Taliban talks and the meeting at Camp David. It wasn’t so much the disagreement, but because Bolton made it public.

On the other hand, the President’s Secretary Stephanie Grisham told CNBC, when asked if Trump’s invitation to the Taliban to meet at Camp David for peace talks was the breaking point of his relationship with Bolton, said, “No —  it was many, many issues.”

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“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,” Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.

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

Ambassador Bolton says he thought about resigning all night and delivered his letter of resignation about a half-hour before the President tweeted that the Ambassador was fired.

Bolton was the most hawkish member of the Trump administration. Previous reports claimed that Ambassador Bolton fought against his meetings with North Korea and his reach out to Iran.

Per the NY Times:

Mr. Bolton favored the strike on Iran and publicly criticized recent North Korean missile tests that Mr. Trump brushed off. After the president arranged the DMZ meeting with Mr. Kim via a last-minute Twitter message, Mr. Bolton opted not to accompany him and instead proceeded on a previously scheduled trip to Mongolia.

The president has continued to court Kim Jong-un, the North Korean tyrant with a lousy haircut despite Mr. Kim’s refusal to surrender his nuclear program and despite repeated short-range missile tests by the North that have rattled its neighbors. In recent days, the President  has expressed a willingness to meet with Hassan Rouhani of Iran under the right circumstances, and even to extend short-term financing to Tehran, although the offer has so far been rebuffed

There had been multiple reports of tensions between Mr. Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on some of President Trump’s most significant foreign policy initiatives, including the now-collapsed peace deal with Afghanistan’s Taliban and the nuclear talks with North Korea. While I happen to be a fan of Bolton, I’m aslo a fan of Mike Pompeo who will become more powerful now that Bolton is gone.

The White House told Fox News that it was merely a matter that the President and John Bolton had different national security priorities.

Just an FYI. I am not interested in applying for the NSA job. I still want to be ambassador to the court of Baskin and Robbins

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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