President Donald Trump Fires National Security Adviser John Bolton In Tweet | NBC Nightly News

President Donald Trump Fires National Security Adviser John Bolton In Tweet | NBC Nightly News


NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER TO BE BOUNCED FROM THE JOB. ADVISER TO BE BOUNCED FROM THE JOB. PETER ALEXANDER WAS AT FROM THE JOB. PETER ALEXANDER WAS AT THE WHITE HOUSE WITH PETER ALEXANDER WAS AT THE WHITE HOUSE WITH MORE TONIGHT. THE WHITE HOUSE WITH MORE TONIGHT.>>Reporter: PRESIDENT MORE TONIGHT.>>Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP DROPPING THE>>Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP DROPPING THE BOMBSHELL ON TWITTER, TRUMP DROPPING THE BOMBSHELL ON TWITTER, SAYING ABOUT HIS BOMBSHELL ON TWITTER, SAYING ABOUT HIS NATIONAL SECURITY SAYING ABOUT HIS NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER, I INFORMED NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER, I INFORMED JOHN BOLTON LAST NIGHT ADVISER, I INFORMED JOHN BOLTON LAST NIGHT THAT HIS SERVICES ARE JOHN BOLTON LAST NIGHT THAT HIS SERVICES ARE NO LONGER NEEDED AT THAT HIS SERVICES ARE NO LONGER NEEDED AT THE WHITE HOUSE. NO LONGER NEEDED AT THE WHITE HOUSE. I DISAGREED STRONGLY THE WHITE HOUSE. I DISAGREED STRONGLY WITH MANY OF HIS I DISAGREED STRONGLY WITH MANY OF HIS SUGGESTIONS, AND WITH MANY OF HIS SUGGESTIONS, AND THEREFORE I ASKED JOHN SUGGESTIONS, AND THEREFORE I ASKED JOHN FOR HIS RESIGNATION, THEREFORE I ASKED JOHN FOR HIS RESIGNATION, WHICH WAS GIVEN TO ME FOR HIS RESIGNATION, WHICH WAS GIVEN TO ME THIS MORNING. WHICH WAS GIVEN TO ME THIS MORNING. THE SURPRISE THIS MORNING. THE SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT JUST AN THE SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT JUST AN HOUR BEFORE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT JUST AN HOUR BEFORE THIS BRIEFING AT THE WHITE HOUR BEFORE THIS BRIEFING AT THE WHITE HOUSE EARLIER SAID BRIEFING AT THE WHITE HOUSE EARLIER SAID BOLTON WOULD ATTEND. HOUSE EARLIER SAID BOLTON WOULD ATTEND. SECRETARY OF STATE BOLTON WOULD ATTEND. SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO, WHO SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO, WHO REPEATEDLY CLASHED MIKE POMPEO, WHO REPEATEDLY CLASHED WITH BOLTON, INSISTING REPEATEDLY CLASHED WITH BOLTON, INSISTING HE WAS NOT BLINDSIDED. WITH BOLTON, INSISTING HE WAS NOT BLINDSIDED.>>WAS IT NEWS TO YOU HE WAS NOT BLINDSIDED.>>WAS IT NEWS TO YOU TODAY?>>WAS IT NEWS TO YOU TODAY?>>I’M NEVER TODAY?>>I’M NEVER SURPRISED.>>I’M NEVER SURPRISED. WE WORK VERY CLOSELY SURPRISED. WE WORK VERY CLOSELY WITH THE PRESIDENT OF WE WORK VERY CLOSELY WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. I THINK WE HAVE A THE UNITED STATES. I THINK WE HAVE A PRETTY GOOD I THINK WE HAVE A PRETTY GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF HOW PRETTY GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF HOW HE IS THINKING ABOUT UNDERSTANDING OF HOW HE IS THINKING ABOUT THINGS. HE IS THINKING ABOUT THINGS.>>Reporter: BUT THINGS.>>Reporter: BUT BOLTON SEEN HERE>>Reporter: BUT BOLTON SEEN HERE OUTSIDE THE WEST WING BOLTON SEEN HERE OUTSIDE THE WEST WING THIS MORNING LATER OUTSIDE THE WEST WING THIS MORNING LATER TEXTED ME THAT HE WAS THIS MORNING LATER TEXTED ME THAT HE WAS NOT FIRED. TEXTED ME THAT HE WAS NOT FIRED. I OFFERED TO RESIGN NOT FIRED. I OFFERED TO RESIGN LAST NIGHT. I OFFERED TO RESIGN LAST NIGHT. HE NEVER ASKED FOR IT LAST NIGHT. HE NEVER ASKED FOR IT DIRECTLY OR HE NEVER ASKED FOR IT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY. DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY. I SLEPT ON IT AND INDIRECTLY. I SLEPT ON IT AND RESIGNED THIS MORNING. I SLEPT ON IT AND RESIGNED THIS MORNING. THE CHAOS TOPPING OFF RESIGNED THIS MORNING. THE CHAOS TOPPING OFF BOLTON’S TUMULTUOUS THE CHAOS TOPPING OFF BOLTON’S TUMULTUOUS 17-MONTH TENURE. BOLTON’S TUMULTUOUS 17-MONTH TENURE.>>I SHOULD LISTEN TO 17-MONTH TENURE.>>I SHOULD LISTEN TO THE OPINION.>>I SHOULD LISTEN TO THE OPINION.>>Reporter: OFTEN THE OPINION.>>Reporter: OFTEN JOKING ABOUT HAVING A>>Reporter: OFTEN JOKING ABOUT HAVING A HAWKISH NATIONAL JOKING ABOUT HAVING A HAWKISH NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER. HAWKISH NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER.>>I ACTUALLY TEMPER SECURITY ADVISER.>>I ACTUALLY TEMPER JOHN, WHICH IS PRETTY>>I ACTUALLY TEMPER JOHN, WHICH IS PRETTY AMAZING, ISN’T IT? JOHN, WHICH IS PRETTY AMAZING, ISN’T IT? NOBODY THOUGHT THAT AMAZING, ISN’T IT? NOBODY THOUGHT THAT WAS GOING TO — I’M NOBODY THOUGHT THAT WAS GOING TO — I’M THE ONE THAT TEMPERS WAS GOING TO — I’M THE ONE THAT TEMPERS HIM, BUT THAT’S OKAY. THE ONE THAT TEMPERS HIM, BUT THAT’S OKAY.>>Reporter: STILL, HIM, BUT THAT’S OKAY.>>Reporter: STILL, THEIR DISAGREEMENTS>>Reporter: STILL, THEIR DISAGREEMENTS HAVE BEEN PILING UP, THEIR DISAGREEMENTS HAVE BEEN PILING UP, INCLUDING THE HAVE BEEN PILING UP, INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT’S VISIT WITH INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT’S VISIT WITH KIM JONG-UN AT THE PRESIDENT’S VISIT WITH KIM JONG-UN AT THE DMZ, A MEETING BOLTON KIM JONG-UN AT THE DMZ, A MEETING BOLTON OPPOSED. DMZ, A MEETING BOLTON OPPOSED. THE PLANNED STRIKE ON OPPOSED. THE PLANNED STRIKE ON IRAN IN RETALIATION THE PLANNED STRIKE ON IRAN IN RETALIATION FOR A DOWNED U.S. IRAN IN RETALIATION FOR A DOWNED U.S. DRONE. FOR A DOWNED U.S. DRONE. BOLTON LOBBIED FOR IT. DRONE. BOLTON LOBBIED FOR IT. PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED BOLTON LOBBIED FOR IT. PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED IT OFF. PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED IT OFF.>>I DIDN’T LIKE IT. IT OFF.>>I DIDN’T LIKE IT. I DIDN’T THINK IT>>I DIDN’T LIKE IT. I DIDN’T THINK IT WAS — I DIDN’T THINK I DIDN’T THINK IT WAS — I DIDN’T THINK IT WAS PROPORTIONATE. WAS — I DIDN’T THINK IT WAS PROPORTIONATE.>>Reporter: AND JUST IT WAS PROPORTIONATE.>>Reporter: AND JUST DAYS AGO THE PRESIDENT>>Reporter: AND JUST DAYS AGO THE PRESIDENT AND BOLTON DISAGREEING DAYS AGO THE PRESIDENT AND BOLTON DISAGREEING OVER PRESIDENT TRUMP’S AND BOLTON DISAGREEING OVER PRESIDENT TRUMP’S PLAN TO HOLD PEACE OVER PRESIDENT TRUMP’S PLAN TO HOLD PEACE TALKS WITH THE TALIBAN PLAN TO HOLD PEACE TALKS WITH THE TALIBAN AT CAMP DAVID. TALKS WITH THE TALIBAN AT CAMP DAVID.>>IT WAS MY IDEA AND AT CAMP DAVID.>>IT WAS MY IDEA AND IT WAS MY IDEA TO>>IT WAS MY IDEA AND IT WAS MY IDEA TO TERMINATE IT. IT WAS MY IDEA TO TERMINATE IT. I DIDN’T DISCUSS IT TERMINATE IT. I DIDN’T DISCUSS IT WITH ANYBODY ELSE. I DIDN’T DISCUSS IT WITH ANYBODY ELSE.>>Reporter: PRESIDENT WITH ANYBODY ELSE.>>Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP NOW LOOKING FOR>>Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP NOW LOOKING FOR A FOURTH NATIONAL TRUMP NOW LOOKING FOR A FOURTH NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER IN A FOURTH NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER IN LESS THAN THREE YEARS. SECURITY ADVISER IN LESS THAN THREE YEARS. THE FIRST HE FIRED, LESS THAN THREE YEARS. THE FIRST HE FIRED, MICHAEL FLYNN, IN THE FIRST HE FIRED, MICHAEL FLYNN, IN COURT TODAY FOR LYING MICHAEL FLYNN, IN COURT TODAY FOR LYING TO THE FBI. COURT TODAY FOR LYING TO THE FBI. NOW ANOTHER SHAKE-UP TO THE FBI. NOW ANOTHER SHAKE-UP AT A CRITICAL TIME. NOW ANOTHER SHAKE-UP AT A CRITICAL TIME.>>WHEN THE PRESIDENT AT A CRITICAL TIME.>>WHEN THE PRESIDENT MAKES A DECISION LIKE>>WHEN THE PRESIDENT MAKES A DECISION LIKE THIS, HE’S WELL WITHIN MAKES A DECISION LIKE THIS, HE’S WELL WITHIN HIS RIGHTS TO DO SO. THIS, HE’S WELL WITHIN HIS RIGHTS TO DO SO.>>Reporter: ALL OF HIS RIGHTS TO DO SO.>>Reporter: ALL OF THIS HAPPENING AT A>>Reporter: ALL OF THIS HAPPENING AT A CRUCIAL MOMENT WITH THIS HAPPENING AT A CRUCIAL MOMENT WITH SECRETARY OF STATE CRUCIAL MOMENT WITH SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO TELLING ME SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO TELLING ME TODAY THAT HE COULD MIKE POMPEO TELLING ME TODAY THAT HE COULD FORCE THE MEETING

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  1. He is such a dickless coward that he had to fire John Bolton over a tweet instead of in person!! What a douchbag!! 😡😡😡😠😠😠

  2. What did J Bolton "sleep on" exactly if President Trump never asked him directly or indirectly to resign? (I smell another book in the making)

  3. Of course, dickless coward Dumbo Donald fires the fuckhead Bolton via TWEET. He can't fire ANYONE in person, the spineless piece of dogshit. Can you imagine that even the biggest dickhead in the world was too much of a normal person for Dumbo Donald?

  4. 45 is always trying to save face, it's his biggest accomplishment since taking office, trying to save face. I believe Bolton offered to resign. Tho I did like 45 on the apprentice.

  5. 😲😧😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😧😧😧😧😧😧😧😧😧

  6. NPCs: Bolton is a warhawk!! Trump is a tyrant for keeping warmongers around him!!
    Trump: Fires the warhawk.
    NPCs: CHAOS AT THE WHITEHOUSE !!! ORANGE MAN BAD!!! REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  7. "Your Fired" The Days of the apprentice are creaping back into my mind. Donald is not the greatest President we've had…but by far the most entertaining

  8. Fat Don has a great track record with cabinet turnover. He’s lost more in 2 1/2 years than his five predecessors lost in their first full term. Good job stupid.

  9. I still blame Mexicans, Blacks and Jews and Homosexuals for the decline of this country. White People are under attack and have done nothing wrong except try to build a fine country. XD

  10. This President can't seem to hold on to his staff. Who's next to get the axe? and who thinks The Mooch would make a great National Security Advisor?

  11. If by adding or moving a simple comma can change the meaning & content of a sentence, then what can a whole sentence do to the narrative? Check out time stamp 00:10…

  12. Sadly we won't be bombing Iran & North Korea now 🙁 very disappointed, I had high hopes to fights lots of wars with Bolton, Trump, and Pompeo…

  13. Thank GOD, he was nothing but a schill for Israhell, read Eustace Mullins "Curse of Canaan" and know more than 99 % of the people in the whole world.

  14. Can't believe the president doesn't know how to respect and appreciate people. Regardless of how The National security adviser had really done, Announcing it that way in twitter is highly disrespectful.

    He's just gunna go all the way with his ego when everything doesn't go his way without any control over himself….

    What a joke! A person like him was voted to run a so-called superpower country!

    He's a joke to the world….

  15. National Security Adviser John Bolton… My thought…. WHO CARES!!!President Donald Trump… Is great!!   Sometimes You have disagreements with Deep StatorsIts simply fantastic that this leftist indoctrination TV, dwell on so many stupid issues.I am so thankful that President TRUMP is constantly shaking things up.Remember, NO wars, Wonderful economy, Lowest black unemployment in our historyManufacturing jobs coming back into our country.Solving the In fair TRADE issuesSecuring our borderActually arresting criminalsI'm voting for TRUMP again……… 2020

  16. wow nbc, not a big fan, but appreciated this story, seemed direct, truthful, well investigated, and you didnt call orange man bad 10 times.. good reporting here for a change, a new stories with facts and no whacky leftist twist is refreshing. thank you

  17. Bolton was a leftist, like songbird Mc Cain, and our GREAT PRESIDENT knew that, draining the swamp of all of these haters.Well done Mr President,Best President Ever.

  18. I have over 20 years researching Islam, its primary text, theology, schools of law, history, it’s ‘Threat Doctrine’ directed towards non-Muslims (Jihad) and everything contributing to the comprehensive Islamic Worldview. Between June 2001 and mid 2010 I regularly attended Islamic meeting for Muslims by Muslims, that I might understand what Islamic leaders were saying to, especially their men. I am telling you this to say the following; There is absolutely nothing to be gained for Peace (ie: Peace from a Western understanding) by negotiating with the Taliban but a whole lot to loose! Any peace talks with the Taliban are understood by them to be weakness, to be taken advantage of, that is all! If you understand Islamic groups like the Taliban you know that the meaning of ‘Compromise’ or ‘reconciliation’ when negotiating with the unbelievers (America, us); have an entirely different definition to our Western understanding. The Jihad group view these same terms as your weakness and as an opportunity to gain ground by non-kinetic, if not kinetic means. Their strategic aim or goal is always to eventually bring you to submit to the rule of Sharia, this is always the intention. The so called, by us ‘Peace Talks’ or ‘Reconciliation, Compromise’ efforts will be understood by them to be purely an opportunity for a ‘Tactical Manoeuvre’ under the umbrella of their overarching strategy to bring us under the rule of Islam, Sharia. War against the unbelievers (that’s us) theologically can NEVER HAVE AN END until all are brought to submission to Islam. There is a proven successful way to deal with this problem but not until we understand the Islamic ‘Threat Doctrine’ we are up against. Teza from Sydney Australia

  19. Trump is crafty, keep your enemies closer. He now knows the deep state mind set, like he suspected before the oval office.

  20. Trump is the fake news originator because he is a fake president.

    Any 10 people taken randomly off the street have more presidential ability then Bozo heel spurs raindrops Trump has shown in the last 3 years. He is a National Disgrace! And embarrassment! But certainly a world-class liar! Such a loser!!! What a buffoon!!!

  21. I agree the Taliban should never have been brought to Camp David, and many bad moves with N. Korea. Trump will end up with egg on his face concerning his dealing with Kim Jong.

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