Donald Trump removes NSA McMaster, replaces him with John Bolton

GETTYNorth Korea news Donald Trump's John Bolton appointment raises World War 3 threat

GETTYNorth Korea news Donald Trump's John Bolton appointment raises World War 3 threat

The White House has said the president is seeking to put new foreign policy leaders in place ahead of a not-yet-scheduled meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Trump, however, took to Twitter today to make the announcement of 69-year-old Bolton's appointment.

This file photo shows incoming U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton. Trump has told allies he thinks Bolton is "a killer" on television, where Bolton is a frequent face on Fox News. He resigned after serving 17 months as a Bush "recess appointment", which allowed him to hold the job on a temporary basis without Senate confirmation.

McMaster told The New York Times a year ago that Trump's unorthodox approach "has moved a lot of us out of our comfort zone, me included". Two sources familiar with Bolton's relationship with Trump said one of the big unknowns was how Bolton's approach to Russian Federation will go over with the president or if he's even aware of those differences.

Bolton, known for his walrus moustache, is a fierce North Korea hawk who, in his prolific writings and television commentary, has said that preemptive war would likely be the only way to stop North Korea from obtaining the capability to attack the USA with a nuclear missile. Trump tweeted that McMaster had done "an outstanding job & will always remain my friend".

The NSC is one of the most powerful wings of the White House that drives the administration's national security agenda. He preferred his near daily briefings with his Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo, whose gung ho attitude towards Iran rhymed with his own, and enjoyed watching Bolton fulminating on Fox News.

As Trump takes a more active role in reshaping his White House, the same assertive decision-making style is beginning to surface on matters of policy. Hours later, in a phone call between the two, it became clear that McMaster's time was up.

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Trump and McMaster both released written statements thanking each other, with the president describing McMaster as an architect of his "America First" foreign policy.

The new National Security Adviser has been known to have a harsh position on North Korea, Iran, and Iraq. This work and those achievements will ensure that America builds on its economic and military advantages.

They are also far more savvy bureaucratic operators than McMaster, who had never served in Washington and often tried to wear Trump down rather than woo him.

"Throughout my career, it has been my greatest privilege to serve alongside extraordinary service members and dedicated civilians". In an opinion piece penned for the Boston Globe, Bolton, says, "the Security Council, the General Assembly, and the various "human-rights" organizations - have largely been failures".

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.

They included Matthew Freedman, a longtime Republican consultant who advised Bolton at the State Department and the United Nations.

Bolton, during his tenure at the United Nations, was a leading voice on the need for the Security Council to take strong and meaningful action against global proliferation and terrorism. After all, in the span of a week Trump named Bolton to replace H.R. McMaster and current CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson - ousting two aides seen as tempering influences in favor of others who have advocated a hard-line approach to North Korea and fierce opposition to the Iran nuclear deal.

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