Trump replaces National Security Adviser HR McMaster with John Bolton
John Bolton is to be Mr Trump’s third national security adviser
President Trump replaces US National Security Adviser HR McMaster with Bush-era defence hawk John Bolton.In a tweet, Mr Trump said he was thankful for Mr McMaster’s service and said he had done an “outstanding job”.He is the latest in a series of high-profile departures from the White House.Last week, Mr Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson via Twitter, replacing him with former CIA Director Mike Pompeo.The White House revolving door
Who is John Bolton?
Mr Bolton, 69, has advocated military force against Iran and North Korea. He will be Mr Trump’s third national security adviser in the 14 months of the administration and is to take over next month.
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I am pleased to announce that, effective 4/9/18, @AmbJohnBolton will be my new National Security Advisor. I am very thankful for the service of General H.R. McMaster who has done an outstanding job & will always remain my friend. There will be an official contact handover on 4/9.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 22, 2018
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Mr Bolton has served in the Republican administrations of Ronald Reagan, George HW Bush and George W Bush.A leading advocate for the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, he has been a polarising figure in Washington. He is praised by hard-line conservatives as a straight-talking foreign policy hawk.At Yale University, where he studied law, he recalled in his memoir feeling like a “space alien” among the campus anti-Vietnam war activists.