After President Donald Trump fired National Security Advisor John Bolton, both are telling two very different versions about what happened.
Bolton says he resigned. Trump said he fired Bolton.
Trump said he fired Bolton after a conversation on Iran. Bolton said he had sent in his resignation the night before, after Trump suggested easing sanctions on Iran.
The truth? It’s anyone’s guess at this point.
And it doesn’t look like this story will go away anytime soon despite there being other events taking place that are far more important.
Former national security adviser John Bolton resigned from his position this week after President Trump suggested relieving some sanctions on Iran, a source close to Bolton told Axios.
According to the outlet, Bolton “did not favor giving the Iranians relief and believed the maximum pressure campaign was working.” Therefore, he submitted his resignation following Trump’s recommendation. After news of his departure broke, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ” signaled approval.”
President Trump announced on Tuesday that he was firing Bolton from his role in the administration after a Monday conversation they had about Iran.
At the time, the president indicated that he “disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions.” Bolton, however, later claimed he had offered Trump his resignation the night before.
Both narratives seem plausible.
In the end, it isn’t important. It is important that Bolton is replaced and the American people deserve to know who is being considered for the vacant role.
We haven’t heard anything about a replacement just yet, but hopefully it will be someone who Trump trusts to help him make crucial decisions each day.
Many were surprised when Trump hired Bolton to serve as his national security adviser several months ago.
Bolton was a Bush-era war hawk who had developed a reputation for wanting conflict with several nations.
Bolton’s philosophy was clearly at odds with everything Trump campaigned on.
Trump wanted to get out of wars and foreign conflicts, but it appears that Bolton pushed for the opposite.
Many would agree that it is better for America when people like Bolton don’t have power.