By Godson Ikiebey-
John Bolton will leave his position as White House national security adviser.
This was announced on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by President Donald Trump on Twitter. He tweeted:
“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”.
According to the president, he plans to name Bolton’s replacement next week.
Bolton, who served the Trump administration for more than a year, has worked for every Republican president since Ronald Reagan.
His aggressive foreign policy approach and eagerness for war have been heavily criticized, and have frequently been at odds with President Trump’s own approach to military intervention.
Bolton’s departure follows reports of growing tensions between him and the president earlier this year.
After Iran shot down a US drone in June, 2019 Trump called off a retaliatory military strike, calling it a disproportionate response. Bolton has long advocated for military action in Iran but did not publicly oppose President Trump’s decision.