Fox News host Tucker Carlson is applauding President Trump for his decision to fire national security advisor John Bolton, calling it a “great day for America.”
Bolton, who previously served as a United States Ambassador to the United Nations before his time in the Trump administration, all but heard Trump’s iconic “You’re Fired!” line on Tuesday as he was officially asked to resign over undisclosed foreign policy disagreements.
U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly fired his national security adviser John Bolton amid disagreements with his hard-line aide over how to handle foreign policy challenges such as North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan and Russia. More here: https://t.co/EE3nODjEs7 pic.twitter.com/qG4PEi88eF
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) September 11, 2019
“National security adviser John Bolton got fired this morning as you no doubt have heard,” Carlson said during his show on Tuesday night, via the Washington Examiner. “It’s a major personnel change. But it’s more than that, it is great news for America.”
The Fox News host said that the firing may have prevented US casualties as “a large number of young people who would have been killed in pointless wars if Bolton had stayed on the job.”
The Washington Examiner adds:
The Fox News host argued Bolton was ” fundamentally a man of the Left” because he believed the “brute force of government” could solve any human problem.
Bolton, 70, was asked to resign Tuesday by Trump after what the president described as disagreements. The former national security adviser said he was not fired but resigned.
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President Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce the firing, saying he “disagreed strongly” with him on a number of issues.
“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,” Trump said in a tweet.
….I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning. I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2019
Reuters reports the disagreements Bolton had with President Trump included “how to handle foreign policy challenges such as North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan, and Russia.”
And, per the report:
Bolton, a leading foreign policy hawk and Trump’s third national security adviser, had pressed the president not to let up pressure on North Korea despite diplomatic efforts. Bolton, a chief architect of Trump’s strident stance against Iran, had also argued against Trump’s suggestions of a possible meeting with the Iranian leadership and advocated a tougher approach on Russia and, more recently, Afghanistan.
The announcement followed an acrimonious conversation on Monday that included their differences over Afghanistan, said a source familiar with the matter.
The 70-year-old Bolton, who took up the post in April 2018, replacing H.R. McMaster, had also often been at odds with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a Trump loyalist.