Bolton Says He had Offered to Resign ❌ The Night Before Trump Fired Him Bolton Says He had Offered to Resign ❌ The Night Before Trump Fired Him - Perusedaily | Credible News Hub

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Bolton Says He had Offered to Resign ❌ The Night Before Trump Fired Him



Bolton Says He had Offered to Resign ❌ The Night Before Trump Fired Him


The outgoing national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday disputed President Trump's claim of his dismissal, tweeting that he offered to resign before the president announced his dismissal.

"I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, 'Let's talk about it tomorrow,'" Bolton tweeted.

The Washington Post reporter Robert Costa and other journalists stated that Bolton had texted them to make clear that he resigned.


The messages came moments after Trump rocked Washington with a pair of tweets that said he had asked Bolton to step down due to disagreements about policy.

"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 tweeted.

The president said he would name a replacement next week.


Bolton's exit came as his influence with the president waned and amid clashes with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, with whom Trump has a strong relationship.

Bolton came into the administration a fierce opponent of Iranian influence and a past supporter of regime change. While the Trump administration has hammered Iran with sanctions, the president has in recent months expressed an openness to meeting with Iranian leaders, a clear contrast to his national security adviser.

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