Published: Sat, March 24, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Bolton Named Trump National Security Adviser

Bolton Named Trump National Security Adviser

On Thursday, President Donald Trump announced via Twitter that National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster would be replaced next month with former Ambassador John Bolton.

The appointments of foreign policy "hawks" - Bolton as security adviser and Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State - strongly suggests that President Trump is close to withdrawing from the Iranian nuclear deal sealed by his predecessor Barack Obama.

In a brief statement on Thursday, Gen McMaster thanked President Trump for appointing him and said he was applying to retire from the US Army later this year.

Mr Bolton has lambasted Barack Obama for agreeing the 2015 worldwide nuclear deal with Iran, writing previous year that the text of the agreement "created huge loopholes, and Iran is now driving its missile and nuclear programs straight through them".

His appointment is certain to scramble the White House's preparations for a proposed summit by the end of May between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Bolton is a full-blown warmonger who helped push the us into war with Iraq and who strongly believes the country should preemptively go to war with both North Korea and Iran.

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Bolton served as undersecretary of state for arms control and United Nations ambassador during the George W. Bush administration and was an advocate for the Iraq War. However, it wasn't an easy appointment and Democrat senators tried to block his appointment.

McMaster's firing was rumored for a long time, and it reflected both a divergent world view on policy and the fact that the president and McMaster never gelled on a personal level, said Dan Mahaffee, senior vice president and director of policy at the Center for the Study of Congress and the Presidency.


Bolton, probably the most divisive foreign policy expert ever to serve as United Nations ambassador, has been a force in Republican foreign policy circles for decades. "The United Nations is one of the most inefficient inter-governmental organizations going". "There is an global community that occasionally can be led by the only real power left in the world, and that's the United States, when it suits our interests".

McMaster and President Donald Trump had always been at odds, with Trump at times publicly rebuking McMaster.

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His take-away from that work was that advisers should be candid with presidents. Mattis appears wary of Bolton's hard-line approach.

In July 2017, when President Trump met President Putin and the Russian leader denied Russian meddling, Mr Bolton wrote that he was "lying with the benefit of the best KGB training". Yet his effort to put that into practice did not endear him to Trump.

That one incident may hold clues to how the relationship between the two may play out regarding the Russian Federation issue.

Bolton has also expressed disdain for a two-state solution, telling Breitbart Radio that "the two-state solution is dead". The embattled, soon to be former national security adviser, had been rumored to be departing for weeks, and then, President Trump chose to congratulate Putin on his recent election win.

Further conflict seems to be what Trump and Bolton want. He will take the job on April 9. "He thinks the United States should be aggressive in using its military advantage", West said. I have my views. "I mean, we've been down that road several times before, and it's failed every time". And it's the one thing that may have delayed his entry into Trump's inner circle. Reports from the Washington Post provided all of the information in this article. Bolton now tells Fox News that he'll keep his advice private once in the White House.

"It's really built around, exactly as Donald Trump says, 'I'm the guy, '" said Hill.

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