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Trump fires John Bolton as National Security Advisor

Trump fires John Bolton as National Security Advisor

Mr. Trump said that he "disagreed strongly" with many of Mr. Bolton's suggestions, "as did others in the administration".

The firing comes after reports emerged suggesting Mr Bolton was at odds with Mr Trump's plan to hold peace talks with the Taliban.

Trump's take was that he told Bolton last night that he was no longer needed, and Bolton then gave his resignation this morning.

According to a White House schedule, Mr Bolton had been due to host a White House briefing with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin just over two hours before Mr Trump tweeted that the national security adviser had been fired.

It's unclear whether Bolton was informed of Trump's decision to let him go prior to his tweet. I thank John very much for his service.

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President Trump revealed he will name Bolton's successor "next week".

Inside the administration he advocated caution on the president's whirlwind rapprochement with North Korea and against Trump's decision previous year to pull US troops out of Syria.

Trump tweeted the news at about noon Tuesday.

Bolton's ouster came as a surprise to many in the White House.

"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".