President Trump has fired national security adviser John Bolton, live stream


PAULA. THE PRESIDENT’S, ALTHOUGH HE PERHAPS MAY HAVE AGREED WITH THE AMBASSADOR ON SOME ISSUES, FOR EXAMPLE, WITHDRAWING THE UNITED STATES FROM THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL AS YOU POINTED OUT AND AS THE PRESIDENT POINTED OUT IN HIS TWEET, THOSE DISAGREEMENTS MAY HAVE NUMBERED ENORMOUSLY. PAULA, IF YOU ARE JUST PROBABLY READING THIS, YOU ARE ON THE AIR. >>I AM. >>EYES IN THE BACK OF MY HEAD. >>LET ME JUST READ FOR OUR AUDIENCE. THE AMBASSADOR TWEETED THIS MOMENTS AGO. I OFFERED TO RESIGN LAST NIGHT, AND PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID, LET’S TALK ABOUT IT TOMORROW. SO A LITTLE BIT OF A CONTRADICTION, I GUESS, BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT SAYS IN A TWEET THAT HE FIRED BOLTON. ANYWAY. THAT’S WHAT THE AMBASSADOR JUST TWEETED. I OFFERED TO RESIGN LAST NIGHT. PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID, LET’S TALK ABOUT IT TOMORROW. LOOK, IT’S TRUE THAT THE PRESIDENT MAY HAVE AGREED ON SOME ISSUES, AS YOU KNOW, HE CAME INTO OFFICE, ESSENTIALLY, NOT REALY BEING A WAR HAWK THE WAY JOHN BOLTON IS KNOWN AS A WAR HAWK. FOR A PRESIDENT FROM THE VERY BEGINNING, WHEN HE STARTED RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT TO REMOVE THE UNITED STATES FROM THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN, SOMETHING THAT, PERHAPS, HE CLASHED WITH THE AMBASSADOR ON AND A NUMBER OF OTHER ISSUES. >>THAT’S RIGHT. PARTICULARLY, WHEN IT COMES TO AFGHANISTAN, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS NOT THE FIRST PRESIDENT THAT HAD TO GRAPPLE WITH THIS. HIS TWO PREDECESSORS HAD THE ISSUE OF DRAWING DOWN THE TRUE COMMITMENT IN AFGHANISTAN. I THINK THE PRESIDENT IS SEEING JUST HOW DIFFICULT IT IS TO DELIVER ON THAT PROMISE TO GET OUT OF THESE POINTLESS FOREIGN WARS. AND THEY ARE WORSE THAN PEOPLE, INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT WHO WAS CONCERNED THAT THE AMBASSADOR MAY BE TOO MUCH OF A HAWK AND MAY WANT TO ENGAGE IN WARS WHEN THEY WERE NOT NECESSARY. IT’S ONLY NOT POPULAR WITH THE PRESIDENT’S SUPPORTERS. IT’S ALSO GOOD TO HAVE A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT OPINIONS AROUND YOU, PARTICULARLY WHEN YOU ARE DEALING WITH COMPLICATED FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES. THE PRESIDENT IS NOT A CAREER DIPLOMAT OR CAREER POLITICIAN. SOMEONE LIKE THE AMBASSADOR, EVEN IF YOU DON’T AGREE WITH HIS APPROACH, HE BRINGS TO THE TABLE DECADES OF EXPERIENCE. HE WAS A KNOWN QUANTITY. THE PRESIDENT KNEW WHO HE WAS GETTING. HE KNEW THE PERSPECTIVE, BUT THE TWO DID NOT SEE EYE TO EYE AS THE PRESIDENT SEEKS TO AWARD FOREIGN ENTITLEMENTS AND AS THE PRESIDENT HAS INDICATED WITH RUSSIA AND NORTH KOREA, TRY TO GET ALONG WITH OUR ADVERSARIES. I THINK THE PRESIDENT, AFGHANISTAN, IRAN, IT’S NOT THAT EASY TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH SOME OF THESE COUNTRIES. IF YOU DO SO, THERE ARE TRAPS. THERE ARE PITFALLS. >>THE QUESTION, OF COURSE, BECOMES, THIS IS A BIG DEAL BECAUSE THIS IS AN IMPORTANT POSITION, BUT THERE ARE A NUMBER OF OPEN POSITIONS STILL IN THE TRUNK CABINET. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS WHO STILL HAVE THE TITLE INTERIM IN THEIR TITLES, INCLUDING MICK MULVANEY, THE CHIEF OF STAFF WHO IS STILL AN INTERIM CHIEF OF STAFF. THE STORY JUST ADDS TO THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE. WE CAN ASK OUR PRODUCERS TO CHECK WHAT THE NUMBER IS OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE LET THIS ADMINISTRATION — HAVE LEFT THIS ADMINISTRATION IN TWO YEARS, BUT ALSO THE VACANCIES THAT CONTINUE TO EXIST. >>EXACTLY. I WANT TO NOTIFY THE VIEWERS THAT THE NOISE YOU HEAR, THAT IS CONSTRUCTION NOISE. THEY ARE WORKING ON ANOTHER KIND OF WALL AT THE WHITE HOUSE. THEY ARE EXPANDING THE FENCE. THAT’S THE NOISE YOU HEAR. BUT EXACTLY. THE PRESIDENT HAS SAID HE LIKES KEEPING PEOPLE IN ACTIVE ROLES. HE PREFERS IT THAT WAY. HE THINKS IT KEEPS THEM ON THEIR TOES. IT ALSO MAKES THEM EASIER TO REPLACE. THERE ARE SOME ROLES, FOR EXAMPLE, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, HE NEEDED PEOPLE TO BE CONFIRMED. >>GIVE ME ONE SECOND. WE HAVE GOT THE FORMER CIA DIRECTOR, JOHN BRENNAN, SPEAKING. LOOKS LIKE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS. LET’S HEAR WHAT HE HAS TO SAY. >>LEADERS AND OFFICIALS WILL BE ABLE TO FILL THE RESPONSIBILITIES A BULLY AND WITH THE EXPERIENCE THAT I THINK IS REQUIRED AT THIS TIME. >>IF THE CALL CAME, WOULD YOU TAKE THE JOB? >>I SERVED FOR OVER 33 YEARS. NOT AS LONG AS BILL, BUT I HAVE DONE MY PART. MY EFFORT NOW IS TRYING TO ENCOURAGE YOUNG STUDENTS TO SERIOUSLY CONSIDER A ROLE IN NATIONAL SECURITY.>>WHAT’S YOUR ASSESSMENT RIGHT NOW OF THE SITUATION WE HAVE OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE SITUATION IN THE WHITE HOUSE. A LOT OF CRITICISM, A LOT OF DOUBT IN HOW WE HANDLE THE SITUATION. HOW DO WE MOVE FORWARD? >>I HAVE BEEN REALLY LUCKY TO HAVE SERVED WITH EVERYBODY ON THIS STAGE, IF YOU WILL. LEARNING A LOT FROM THEIR EXPERIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO HAVE STEADY LEADERSHIP AND TO A VISIONARY LEADERSHIP. IT’S A KIND OF IMPACTFUL ASSESSMENT. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I LOOK AT, THE LENS THAT I LOOK AT IS A POWER PIECE. I WANT TO SEE PEOPLE WERE COMING INTO GOVERNMENT, BOTH AT STATE AND AT THE NFC WHO ARE INTERESTED IN ALL OF THE TOOLS IN OUR TOOLBOX AND LEARNING HOW TO APPLY THEM. THE 21st CENTURY THREATS ARE VERY DIFFERENT THAN ANYTHING THAT WE COULD HAVE EXPECTED. THE RATE AND THE PACE THAT THEY ARE GOING FORWARD. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE GENERATIONS TO BE ENGAGING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING IN THE WAY IN WHICH THEY ASSESS WHAT IS POSSIBLE. >>BEFORE THE INFORMATION THAT JUST BROKE IN THE LAST 24 HOURS, THE BIG DISCUSSION WAS THE TALIBAN. WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO BRING THEM TO THE TABLE? IS THERE A RIGHT TIME TO BRING THAT GROUP TO THE TABLE? >>SPEAKING PERSONALLY IN MY OWN VIEW, IT HAS BEEN APPARENT FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS THAT THERE IS NO MILITARY SOLUTION. THAT HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED OVER A NUMBER OF YEARS NOW. NEITHER THE TALLY BAND NOR COALITION IS GOING TO ACHIEVE MILITARY CONFIDENCE. THAT LEAVES YOU WITH A NEGOTIATING OUTCOME THAT’S PROBABLY HE BEST AND ONLY SOLUTION TO SOLVING THIS PROBLEM. >>ALL RIGHT. WE JUST CUT AWAY TO THAT PANEL, WHICH IS A PANEL BEING HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN WHERE YOU JUST SAW THE FORMER CIA DIRECTOR, JOHN BRENNAN, RETIRED ADMIRAL, WHO WAS THE FORMER COMMANDER AND SPECIAL OPERATIONS ALONG WITH A NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE NATIONAL SECURITY CREDENTIALS IN THEIR EXPERIENCE TALKING ABOUT THE BREAKING NEWS, WHICH IS THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, IF YOU ARE GOING BY WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAYS, FIRED HIS NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR, JOHN BOLTON. IF YOU ARE GOING BY WHAT THE AMBASSADOR HAS JUST TWEETED, HE SAYS HE OFFERED TO RESIGN AND THAT THE PRESIDENT SAID, LET’S TALK ABOUT IT TOMORROW, MEANING TODAY. PAULA REID IS STANDING BY AT THE WHITE HOUSE. WE ARE GOING TO ALSO TRY TO GET CHRISTINA RUFFINI, OUR STATE DEPARTMENT REPORTER TO TALK ABOUT THIS, BECAUSE CHRISTINA HAS SENT US SOME NUGGETS THAT WE SHOULD POINT OUT TO THE VIEWERS. PAULA, SO I JUST WANTED TO DOUBLE CHECK WITH OUR PRODUCERS IN THE CONTROL ROOM THAT I WAS READING THESE TWEETS ACCURATELY. THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES SAYING HE FIRED AMBASSADOR BOLTON. AMBASSADOR BOLTON SAYING HE OFFERED TO RESIGN LAST NIGHT. THERE IS CLEARLY A DISCREPANCY THERE. >>VERY CLEARLY A DISCREPANCY THERE. WE ARE GETTING NEW REPORTING FROM OUR REPORTER HERE, KATIE WATSON. SHE’S RUNNING AROUND THE WHITE HOUSE TALKING TO FOLKS. KATIE IS HEARING THAT BOLTON IS NO LONGER HERE ON WHITE HOUSE GROUNDS. THAT’S SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE THERE’S ABOUT TWO DOZEN REPORTERS HOVERING HERE IF HE WANTS TO WALK BY. IT APPEARS HE IS USING TWITTER TO GIVE HIS SIDE OF THE STORY, INSISTING, AS YOU NOTED, THAT HE RESIGNED LAST NIGHT. HE WAS NOT FIRED. >>OF COURSE, PAULA, THE NEWS THAT THE AMBASSADOR IS NO LONGER PART OF THIS ADMINISTRATION IS HUGE NEWS. THE CHALLENGE I THINK FOR YOU, OTHER REPORTERS, AND FOR US, WHAT’S THE TRUTH HERE? YOU HAVE TWO INDIVIDUALS, YOU KNOW, TELLING THEIR SIDE OF THE STORY, AND IT’S HARD TO KNOW IF WE WILL EVER KNOW WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED. WAS THE AMBASSADOR FIRED OR DID HE OFFERED TO RESIGN LAST NIGHT OVER THESE DISAGREEMENTS THAT THE PRESIDENT SAYS THEY HAVE HAD OVER TIME. I GUESS THAT’S THE CHALLENGE FOR ALL OF YOU WHO ARE PART OF THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS CORPS. >>EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE. IT BECOMES A HE SAID-HE SAID. THERE IS NO LEGAL STANDARD FOR IF YOU RESIGNED OR YOU FIRED. WHAT IS CLEAR HERE IS THAT THERE WAS FUNDAMENTAL POLICY DISAGREEMENTS. WE ARE GETTING MORE INFORMATION FROM OUR PRODUCER, SARAH COOK. SOURCES ARE TELLING THEM THAT THIS NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL IN THE WHITE HOUSE HAVE EFFECTIVELY OPERATED AS SEPARATE ENTITIES SINCE JOHN BOLTON CAME IN. WE HAVE, CERTAINLY, SEEN THAT. AGAIN, IN THESE DISAGREEMENTS OVER HOW TO HANDLE THESE KEY FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES. THERE SOURCES ARE TELLING THEM THIS IS TRUE EVEN WHEN GENERAL KELLY WAS THE CHIEF OF STAFF. THEY ARE SAYING HE OPERATED IT SEPARATELY AND DISTINCTLY FROM THE WHITE HOUSE. ACCORDING TO THEIR SOURCES, HE OFTEN DID NOT ATTEND MEETINGS AND FOLLOW HIS OWN INITIATIVES. HE WAS RUNNING HIS OWN SHOW, SOMETHING THAT IS A CARDINAL SIN HERE AT THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE. MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT WHO WAS IN CHARGE, WHO GETS THE CREDIT, WHO GETS TO HAVE ALL THE SUNSHINE AND ALL THE SAY. IT’S TRUMPS WHITE HOUSE. >>YOU KNOW, LOOKING AT A PIECE FOLLOWED BY PETER BAKER, A WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES, AND HIS REPORTING HE SAYSAT ONE TIME MILITARY OFFICIALS EXPRESSED ALARM AT MR. BOLTON’S REQUEST FOR CONTINGENCY WORK PLANS. I FIND THAT INTERESTING. I KNOW CHRISTINA IS REPORTING THAT THE AMBASSADOR AND THE SECRETARY OF STATE ALSO CLASHED ON A NUMBER OF ISSUES. >>ABSENTLY. SHE IS COMPLETELY RIGHT, PARTICULARLY THE ISSUE OF NORTH KOREA WITH BOLTON’S PERSPECTIVE AND APPROACH BEING EDGED OUT BY THE AMBITIOUS SECRETARY OF STATE. AGAIN, MIKE POMPEO IS PARTICULARLY MORE POLITICALLY ADEPT, UNDERSTANDS THE PRESIDENT, PERHAPS A LITTLE BETTER, AND IS WILLING TO DO THINGS HIS WAY. PERHAPS WHY HE IS BEEN SO SUCCESSFUL AND LASTED SO LONG IN THIS ADMINISTRATION. >>DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN THE AMBASSADOR JOINED THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, WITH THE PRESIDENT SAID AT THE TIME? I’M TRYING TO REMEMBER AS WE TRY TO PROCESS THIS BREAKING NEWS, BECAUSE IT WASN’T AS IF, YOU KNOW, THERE WAS CERTAINLY CONCERNS LEADING UP TO THE DECISION FOR THE PRESIDENT TO ASK THE AMBASSADOR TO JOIN THE ADMINISTRATION, AND I REMEMBER — I SEEM TO RECALL A LOT OF PEOPLE SAYING PRESIDENT TRUMP IS NOT GOING TO DO IT. DO YOU RECALL THE REASON HE WANTED AMBASSADOR BOLTON TO BE PART OF HIS ADMINISTRATION? >>I DO NOT REMEMBER WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAID AT THE TIME, BUT JOH BOLTON IS A KNOWN ENTITY WITHIN WASHINGTON. HE’S MADE NO SECRET OF HIS WORLDVIEW, OF HIS APPROACH. THERE WEREN’T MANY SUPPORT FOLKS SURPRISE WHEN THEY BROUGHT HIM IN. AS YOU NOTED, HE IS MORE HAWKISH. HE BRINGS A CLEAR I, WHICH IS VERY DIFFERENT THAN WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS PROMISED HIS SUPPORTERS AND THE COUNTRY HE WOULD BE DOING RELATED TO OUR ADVERSARIES. HE SAYS, IT WOULD BE GREAT IF WE COULD GET ALONG WITH RUSSIA OR NORTH KOREA. MOST RECENTLY, EVEN INVITING THE TALLY BAND TO CAMP DAVID. THIS IS NOT THE JOHN BOLTON PLAYBOOK. I THINK PEOPLE WERE SURPRISED WHEN THEY BROUGHT HIM ON. >>OF COURSE, THERE WERE A NUMBER OF MEMBERS OF THE PRESIDENT’S OWN PARTY, REPUBLICANS, WHO WERE NOT HAPPY THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS INCLINED TO INVITE THE TALLY BAND TO CAMP DAVID JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS AWAY FROM THE ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11. NOW, I KNOW THAT THE FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE WAS HERE AT CBS THIS MORNING, AND SHE MENTIONED THAT CAMP DAVID HAD IN THE PAST POSTED INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT PERHAPS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DID NOT HAVE MUCH LIKING FOR, INCLUDING THE LEADER DURING THE CAMP DATED AGREEMENTS THAT ULTIMATELY LED TO PEACE BETWEEN ISRAEL — EXCUSE ME, EGYPT AND ISRAEL. BUT THERE HAVE BEEN UP A BUNCH OF UNSAVORY CHARACTERS THAT OCCURRED APPEARED IN THE UNITED STATES. BUT THIS WAS, PERHAPS, SOMETHING ELSE AT THE AMBASSADOR AND PRESIDENT TRUMP CLASHED ON. >>ABSENTLY. IT SPEAKS TO THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THEIR STRATEGIES. THE PRESIDENT AS HE SAID JUST YESTERDAY SPEAKING TO REPORTERS WHEN HE WAS LEAVING FOR NORTH CAROLINA, HE SAID HE WANTED TO TALK. HE BELIEVED THE WAR WAS NOT THE ANSWER IN ORDER TO EXTRACT THE U.S. FROM THESE KINDS OF ENDLESS ENGAGEMENTS. HE SAID HE WANTED TO NEGOTIATE. WHAT’S WRONG WITH BRINGING THEM THERE IF I CAN SAVE AMERICAN LIVES? HE DID NOT GET ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHY HE WOULD BRING THEM THERE SO CLOSE TO THE ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11, BUT THIS IS SOMETHING THE AMBASSADOR DID NOT THINK WAS A GOOD IDEA. AGAIN, WHILE THE PRESIDENT SEEMS TO FAVOR NEGOTIATIONS TO WORK THROUGH THESE DIFFERENCES WITH OUR ADVERSARIES. HE TENDED TO ERR ON THE SIDE OF MILITARY INTERVENTION, SOMETHING MORE AGGRESSIVE, LESS COLLABORATIVE, SHALL WE SAY. >>PAULA, STAND BY. I WILL GIVE YOU THE CHANCE TO DIGEST THE E-MAILS AND ANYBODY WHO YOU MAY BE TALKING TO IN THE WHITE HOUSE. STANDBY WHILE WE BRING ON A STATE DEPARTMENT AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS REPORTERS. SHE IS GOING TO JOIN US AND TALK TO ME OVER THE TELEPHONE. I WAS JUST POINTING OUT TO PAULA THAT THE SECRET TALKS THAT THE PRESIDENT CANCELED BECAUSE OF THE ATTACK ON A WEDDING THAT, ULTIMATELY, ONE AMERICAN SOLDIER WAS KILLED AT A COUPLE DAYS AGO IN AFGHANISTAN WAS THE REASON THE PRESIDENT CITED FOR NOT HOSTING THE TALIBAN AT CAMP DAVID. I WAS SORT OF DIGESTING EVERYTHING. I POINTED OUT THAT AT CAMP DAVID THERE HAVE BEEN UNSAVORY PEOPLE. TRYING TO HAMMER OUT A PIECE. PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON WAS TRYING TO HAMMER OUT A DEAL. IT’S NOT AS IF THAT HADN’T HAPPENED BEFORE WHEN WE HAD SOME UNSAVORY PEOPLE AT CAMP DAVID, BUT WHAT ARE YOU HEARING ABOUT THE AMBASSADOR AND HIS POSITION ON THOSE SECRET TALKS THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS PLANNING ON HAVING? >>WELL, AMBASSADOR BOLTON HAS ALWAYS BEEN MORE HAWKISH THAN SOME OTHER MEMBERS OF THE ADMINISTRATION. SECRETARY POMPEO, YOU KNOW, THE LEAD NEGOTIATORS FOR THE STATE DEPARTMENT, HE WORKS UNDER THE SECRETARY OF STATE, WHICH IS MIKE POMPEO. IT HAS BEEN THEIR OPINION THAT EVERYBODY WANTS OUT OF THE WAR, BUT YOU HAVE TO DO IT SMARTLY IN THE WAY TO DO THAT IS TO HAVE THESE TALKS. THERE HAVE BEEN NINE ROUNDS OF TALKS GOING ON FOR MONTHS. THE FEAR WAS ALWAYS A LITTLE BIT THAT THE PRESIDENT WOULD GET IMPATIENT AND PULLED THE PLUG AT THE LAST MINUTE AND IT WOULD ALL BE FORGOTTEN. THEY SEEM TO BE GOING WELL. THEY HAD THE FRAMEWORK OF AN AGREEMENT AND THEN CAME THIS IDEA TO BRING THEM TO CAMP DAVID. NOW, AS YOU SAID, THERE HAVE BEEN UNSAVORY CHARACTERS AT CAMP DAVID. THERE HAVE BEEN PEOPLE WHO PEOPLE CONSIDER TERRORISTS. IT WAS A COUPLE THINGS. FIRST OF ALL, IT WAS HAVING THEM HERE WITHIN DAYS OF THEM KILLING AN AMERICAN SOLDIER ON THE ANNIVERSARY, THE WEEK OF 9/11. THOSE OBJECTS ARE REALLY HARD TO SURMOUNT, EVEN IF YOU DO NEGOTIATE THIS DEAL. YOU HAVE TO THINK ABOUT WHAT KIND OF DEAL IT IS. IT’S NOT A PEACE ACCORD. THE TALIBAN AND HAVE NEVER AGREED TO A PERMANENT CEASE- FIRE THROUGHOUT THESE NEGOTIATIONS. SO WHAT HAS BEEN THE AGREEMENT, BUT THEN YOU STILL HAVE TO GO BACK AND HAVE AN ENTIRE ROUND OF PEACE TALKS BETWEEN THE TALLOW BAND AND AFGHAN GOVERNMENT, SO IT WOULDN’T REALLY HAVE EVEN SETTLED ANYTHING. I THINK THAT’S WHY IT WAS SO CONTROVERSIAL TO BEGIN WITH. IT MIGHT’VE JUST BLOWN OPEN THESE LONG SIMMERING DIVISIONS BETWEEN BOLTON, WHO WAS MORE AGGRESSIVE AND LEFT FOR DIPLOMACY AND MORE FOR THE U.S. GETTING INVOLVED WHERE IT NEED TO GET IT INVOLVED, INCLUDING PLACES LIKE VENEZUELA, AND POMPEO — >>HANG ON ONE SECOND, CHRISTINA. I KNOW PAULA HAS GOT TO RUN, SO I WANT TO GET ONE MORE QUESTION FOR AT LEAST HAVE POLISHED THOUGHTS BEFORE SHE DOES HEAD OUT AND CONTINUE THE REPORTING ON THE BREAKING NEWS, IF YOU ARE JUST JOINING US, WHICH IS THAT DEPENDING ON WHO YOU BELIEVE, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES SAYS HE FIRED HIS NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON. AMBASSADOR BOLTON TWEETED THAT HE OFFERED TO RESIGN LAST NIGHT. PAULA, WHAT’S NEXT, I GUESS? >>WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO FIND ANOTHER OFFICIAL, A HUT ANOTHER HEAD OF THE NSA. IT DOESN’T SEEM THAT IN TWO YEARS INTO THIS ADMINISTRATION THAT THERE MIGHT BE A LOT OF TAKERS OUT THERE, AT LEAST TO THE CALIBER WE HAVE HAD HISTORICALLY IN THE UNITED STATES. >>YOU NEVER KNOW. HE HAS BEEN ABLE TO FIND SOME PRETTY HIGH CALIBER PEOPLE. WILLIAM BARR. HE IS, CLEARLY, QUALIFIED. HE SOMEONE OF THE HIGHEST CALIBER. YOU NEVER KNOW WHO WANTS TO COME IN AND SERVE THIS ADMINISTRATION. THE PRESIDENT WILL NEED TO LOOK FOR ANOTHER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR. RIGHT NOW IT’S NOT CLEAR WHO THAT WILL BE. THE PRESIDENT IS MAKING IT CLEAR HE DOES NOT AGREE WITH THE WORLDVIEWS OF BOLTON. THE FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCES ON HOW TO ENGAGE ADVERSARIES AND THAT SHOULD INFORM FOLKS HOW THE PRESIDENT WILL SPEND THE REST OF THIS TERM, PERHAPS THE NEXT ONE WITH HIS APPROACH TO AFGHANISTAN, IRAN, NORTH KOREA, AND RUSSIA. >>PAULA REID AT THE WHITE HOUSE. THANK YOU SO MUCH. I KNOW IT’S KIND OF CRAZY TODAY. >>EVERY DAY, VLAD. >>BUT YOU SCRAMBLE INTO THE CAMERA AND COMING UP TO SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW WITH OUR AUDIENCE, WE GREATLY APPRECIATE IT AS ALWAYS. THANK YOU SO MUCH. >>>LET’S GO BACK TO CHRISTINA RUFFINI, OUR STATE’S DEPARTMENT REPORTED. SHE STILL ON THE PHONE TO TALK ABOUT ALL OF THIS. AS YOU JUST HEARD, THE REALITY IS THAT ALTHOUGH THE PRESIDENT DID ASK THE AMBASSADOR TO JOIN THE ADMINISTRATION AND BECOME THE HEAD OF THE NSA, HE’D ALWAYS HAD SOME FUNDAMENTAL DISAGREEMENTS. THE QUESTION PAUL AND I WERE BANTERING ABOUT WAS, WHY DID THEY EVEN WANT BOLTON IN THE ADMINISTRATION IF THERE WAS SO MANY ISSUES THEY FUNDAMENTALLY DISAGREED ON? >>I THINK IT WAS THEY ARE BOTH VERY STRONG ON AMERICA FIRST, AND THIS IMAGE OF AMERICA AROUND THE WORLD AND STRENGTH AND KIND OF AN UNAPOLOGETIC FOREIGN POLICY. I THINK THAT’S WHAT THEY HAD IN COMMON. YOU KNOW, WASHINGTON IS A RUMOR MILL, BUT THERE WERE RUMORS IN THE BEGINNING THAT TRUMP HAS HAD PROBLEMS WITH HIM. EVERYTHING FROM THE PRESIDENT LIKES TO GET OUT OF WAR, BOLTON TENDS TO WANT TO GET INVOLVED. ALL THE WAY FROM I HEARD SOMEONE SAY YESTERDAY THAT HE HATES HIS MUSTACHE AND COMPLAINS ABOUT ALL THE TIME. >>I REMEMBER THAT. >>THIS PRESIDENT IS VERY BIG ON PEOPLE LOOKING THE PART, AND IN HIS OPINION, ACCORDING TO VARIOUS PEOPLE, TAKE THAT WITH A GRAIN OF SALT, DIDN’T LOOK THE PART. BUT THEY DID HAVE ENOUGH IN COMMON, ESPECIALLY AT THE ONSET, THAT HE THOUGHT HE WOULD BE A GOOD NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR. HE WAS A LOYAL SOLDIER. I THINK FOR THE MOST PART HE TRIED TO CARRY OUT WHAT HE THOUGHT THE PRESIDENT WANTED OR WHAT HE THOUGHT THE PRESIDENT SHOULD WANT AND WAS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THIS VERY HAWKISH AMERICAN FIRST FOREIGN POLICY. I KNOW WITH VENEZUELA, YOU KNOW, HE HAD BEEN THE ONE PUSHING FOR MORE MILITARY INTERVENTION. OTHERS WERE SAYING, YOU KNOW, LET’S WAIT A MINUTE. LET’S TRY MORE SANCTIONS. LET’S TRY DIPLOMACY. LET’S SEE IF THERE ARE OTHER WAYS TO GO ABOUT THIS BEFORE WE INVEST MORE AMERICAN TREASURY IN OTHER PLACES AROUND THE WORLD. >>IS INTERESTING. AS WE TRY TO RECALL HOW THE AMBASSADOR CAME TO BE NAMED TO THE NSA DIRECTOR, IT WAS AFTER THE DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL HR MCMASTER, YOU RECALL THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE BACK THEN WHEN HE WAS THE NSA DIRECTOR, SORT OF CREDITED HIM AS BEING A MODERATING FORCE ON THE PRESIDENT, BUT THE REALITY SEEMS TO BE THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS A MODERATING FORCE ON HIMSELF AND IT WAS AMBASSADOR BOLTON WHO IS COMING TO THE TABLE WITH SOME VERY, VERY, AS YOU POINTED OUT, HAWKISH VIEWS ON A NUMBER OF ISSUES. THE TITLE OF HIS BOOK WAS SURRENDER IS NOT AN OPTION. >>RIGHT. HE IS A CONTROVERSIAL FIGURE, BUT YOU CAN’T SAY HE’S NOT CLEAR ABOUT HIS VIEWS AND HE IS, FOR THE MOST PART, PREDICTABLE AND A CONSTANT, WHICH INFORMS US HE IS NOT A GOOD THING. AT LEAST YOU KNEW WHERE HE WAS COMING FROM. HE WAS FOR AMERICAN VALUES, AMERICAN IDEALS. >>AND ONE OF THE THINGS YOU MENTIONED IS THIS RELATIONSHIP THAT HE HAD OR DID NOT HAVE, I GUESS, WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE, MIKE POMPEO. MIKE POMPEO IS MORE IN LINE OR AT LEAST APPEARS TO BE MORE IN LINE WITH THE PRESIDENT’S VIEWS ON A NUMBER OF ISSUES, AS YOU ARE AWARE. HE APPEARED ON FACE THE NATION THIS WEEKEND WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. BASICALLY, HE WAS IN LOCKSTEP WITH THE PRESIDENT ON EVERYTHING THAT HE AND MARGARET TALKED ABOUT. I KNOW THROUGH YOUR REPORTING THAT HE AND THE AMBASSADOR DID NOT HAVE THE GREATEST OF RELATIONSHIPS. PART OF THAT IS SORT OF WHAT YOU ARE SAYING, WHICH IS THAT THE AMBASSADOR HAD THIS AMERICA FIRST MENTALITY. HE SORT OF HAD A DISDAIN FOR INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMACY WHICH IS THE JOB OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE. >>WELL, THE INTERESTING DICHOTOMY THERE IS THAT BOLTON HATES MULTILATERALISM. HE HATES THESE GIANT UNWIELDY ALLIANCES AND ALL OF THESE THINGS THAT HE THINKS GETS IN THE WAY OF AMERICA DOING WHAT IT NEEDS TO DO. PRESIDENT TRUMP IN GENERAL FEELS THE SAME WAY ABOUT THOSE ORGANIZATIONS. HOWEVER, WHERE THEY DIFFER IS PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS HELD BACK IN GETTING INVOLVED IN A COUPLE PLACES THAT I THINK THE AMBASSADOR WOULD HAVE LIKED AMERICA TO BE MORE HANDS ON. VENEZUELA, AGAIN, COMES TO MIND. SO THEY WERE ALIGNED IDEOLOGICALLY, BUT WHEN IT CAME TO THE PRACTICALITY OF PUTTING AMERICAN TROOPS IN HARM’S WAY, IT WAS THE PRESIDENT WHO I THINK WAS MORE RETICENT TO DO THAT, AND THAT’S MORE IN LINE WITH SECRETARY POMPEO AS WELL. HE SERVED OVERSEAS DURING THE COLD WAR. HE KNOWS WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE ONE OF THOSE GUYS ON THE FRONT LINES. I THINK THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE WHEN YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT DEPLOYING PEOPLE’S KIDS AND AMERICAN CITIZENS TO FIGHT FOREIGN WARS BECAUSE WE’VE HAD A LONG HISTORY OF THAT. AFGHANISTAN IS THE PERFECT EXAMPLE. IT’S BEEN 18 YEARS AND WE ARE STILL THERE. >>IT WAS ONLY A FEW MONTHS AFTER HE BECAME THE NSA DIRECTOR THAT THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THAT HE WAS WITHDRAWING THE UNITED STATES FROM THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL. OF COURSE, THAT WAS SEEN AS A SIGNATURE FOREIGN POLICY ACHIEVEMENT UNDER HIS PREDECESSOR, PRESIDENT OBAMA. THERE WAS A SENSE, CLEARLY, THAT THE AMBASSADOR WAS AGAINST THE DEAL EVEN WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS PUSHING FOR IT. PERHAPS WITH JOINING THE ADMINISTRATION, THIS GAVE THE PRESIDENT THE FINAL LICENSE OR THE FINAL PUSH THAT HE NEEDED TO FINALLY REMOVE THE UNITED STATES FROM THAT DEAL. IT DOES SEEM THEY AGREED ON A NUMBER OF ISSUES, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE WHAT YOU ARE SAYING WITH A NUMBER OF OTHER HOTSPOTS AROUND THE WORLD THAT THEY HAD SOME DEEP DISAGREEMENTS. >>I THINK IRAN IS ONE OF THE PLACES THEY DIDN’T SEE EYE TO EYE. I THINK THAT GOES BACK TO BOLTON HAD A PAST RELATIONSHIP WITH ISRAEL, AND ON POLICY. YOU KNOW, THE WORD WAS THAT THE PRESIDENT WANTED TO PULL OUT RIGHT AWAY, BUT THERE WERE PEOPLE IN HIS ADMIN’S RATION, AS YOU KNOW, THAT WERE A BIT MORE MODERATE AND KIND OF TALK HIM DOWN AND SAID, JUST WAIT, JUST WAIT. IF THIS TAKES A YEAR OR SO FOR HIM TO PULL OUT OF THAT AGREEMENT AND THE TIMING, JOHN BOLTON COMES IN, AND YOU SAY WE SHOULD GET OUT OF IT, WE SHOULD GET OUT OF IT. THERE IS ENOUGH VOICES IN THE ROOM SAYING THERE ARE REPERCUSSIONS, LET’S NOT DO IT. THAT’S NOT TO SAY THAT OTHER PEOPLE IN THE ADMINISTRATION ARE ANY LIGHTER ON IRAN. IT’S PART OF THE GAME. THE 12 THINGS THAT HE LAID OUT FOR THEM. IRAN IS A STATE SPONSOR OF TERRORISM. WE HEAR IT OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN HIM AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT. I THINK THEY HAVE THAT IN COMMON THAT THEY WANT TO BE REALLY TOUGH AND THEY WANT TO BE GOOD ALLIES TO ISRAEL. THERE IS NO DAYLIGHT BETWEEN MAYBE EVEN ALL THREE OF THEM. THE PRESIDENT, JOHN BOLTON, AND SECRETARY POMPEO WHEN IT CAME TO THE POLICY. IT WAS THE OTHER POLICIES THAT STARTED TO SHOW SOME CRACKS AND EVENTUALLY WITH THESE TWO MEN JOSTLING FOR POWER, IT SEEMS THAT MIKE POMPEO HAS COME OUT ON TOP AS THE UNCONTESTED SURVIVOR. >>THERE IS REPORTING OVER THE WEEKEND, CHRISTINA, AS YOU KNOW, THAT IS THE PRESIDENT WAS PREPARING FOR THIS HIGH-STAKES MEETING WITH CALIBAN OFFICIALS THAT UP UNTIL THIS WEEKEND THAT BOLTON WAS NOT ALWAYS FEATURED IN THOSE MEETINGS THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS HAVING ON TRYING TO DEAL WITH THE SITUATION IN AFGHANISTAN. HE WAS INCREASINGLY SIDELINED FROM ANY KIND OF NEGOTIATION, EVEN BEFORE THIS SORT OF SO- CALLED SECRET MEETING. THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN TALKING TO OFFICIALS IN AFGHANISTAN ABOUT FIGURING OUT A WAY TO FINALLY END AMERICA’S INVOLVEMENT IN OUR LONGEST WAR AND THAT BOLTON WAS MORE OR LESS SIDELINED AND THIS WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND OTHER NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICIALS AND THE SECRETARY OF STATE, MIKE POMPEO, BUT THAT AMBASSADOR BOLTON WAS INCREASINGLY SIDELINED BECAUSE, AS WE HAVE BEEN DISCUSSING, HE DISAGREED WITH THE PRESIDENT RATIONALE FOR WITHDRAWING THE UNITED STATES OR REMOVING THE UNITED STATES FROM AFGHANISTAN, AND THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN VERY VOCAL GOING BACK TO WHEN HE WAS CAMPAIGNING FOR THE OFFICE THAT HE DID NOT WANT THE UNITED STATES TO CONSENTING — TO CONTINUE IN AFGHANISTAN. >>HE DISAGREED WITH THE IDEA OF TALKING WITH THE TALIBAN. IT WAS MORE, IF YOU ARE GOING TO GET OUT, GET OUT. THERE’S NO REASON TO TRY TO HAVE THESE TALKS FOR WHATEVER REASON. HE HAD BEEN NOT A PROPONENT OF THE ASSOCIATION WITH CALIBAN. IN HIS DEFENSE, IS CONTROVERSIAL. A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE PROBLEMS WITH HIM, SO THAT’S NOT NECESSARILY — HE’S NOT ALONE. BOLTON WASN’T ALONE IN DISAGREEING WITH THIS APPROACH. HOWEVER, FOR WHATEVER REASON, I DON’T HAVE INSIGHT INTO HOW INVOLVED HE WAS IN THIS DECISION OVER THE WEEKEND, BUT I CAN SAY THAT WOULD FIT WITH SOME OF THE THINGS WE HAVE BEEN HEARING ABOUT WHO IS MAKING THE DECISIONS AND WHO IS IN THE MEETINGS AND WHO IS NOT. >>CHRISTINA, I JUST WANT TO SHARE FROM OUR WHITE HOUSE REPORTER, CHRIS CATHERINE WATSON, SOME MORE INFORMATION SHE SENDING US RIGHT NOW. STEPHANIE GRISHAM, THE WHITE HOUSE COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR/PRESS SECRETARY HAS TOLD REPORTERS THAT THE PRESIDENT DID ASK FOR AMBASSADOR BOLTON’S RESIGNATION LAST NIGHT AND IT WAS DELIVERED TODAY. SHE DIDN’T GO INTO ANY POSSIBLE REPLACEMENTS. I GUESS SHE WAS ASKED WHETHER THERE WAS ONE FINAL LAST STRAW THAT BROKE THE CAMELS BACK. SHE SAYS THERE WAS NOT. SHE DID SAY THAT THERE MIGHT BE A RESIGNATION LETTER THAT IS MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PRESS, AND SHE CONFIRMS THAT AMBASSADOR BOLTON IS NOT THERE TODAY, AND THERE IS A 1:30 BRIEFING, AND I’M NOT CLEAR AS TO WHICH BRIEFING THAT IS, IF IT IS A PRESS BRIEFING OR IF IT’S A STATE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING. >>MY UNDERSTANDING IT IS A BRIEFING WITH THE SECRETARY POMPEO AND SOME OTHER FIGURES AT THE WHITE HOUSE TO TALK ABOUT THESE NEW SANCTION POWERS. EARLIER IN THE DAY WE WERE TOLD THAT HE MIGHT BE AT THAT PRESS CONFERENCE, BUT I’M ASSUMING HE WILL BE THERE ELSEWHERE. >>ONE MORE TIME, DID YOU SAY THERE IS A STATE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING QUESTION MIKE. >>IT’S AT THE WHITE HOUSE. IT WILL BE OTHER PLAYERS AT THE WHITE HOUSE GIVING A BRIEFING. I BELIEVE ABOUT SANCTIONS. WE’VE HEARD THAT THE AMBASSADOR MIGHT HAVE BEEN AT THAT BRIEFING, BUT WE ARE HEARING HEARING NOW HE WILL BE ELSEWHERE. >>GOT IT. THE OTHER SORT OF INTERESTING QUESTION AROUND ALL OF THIS AND NATIONAL SECURITY AND DIPLOMACY IS NORTH KOREA. NORTH KOREA, AGAIN, RECENTLY FIRED MORE MISSILES INTO THE SKY FOR THE PRESIDENT IN THE PAST AND THE LAST COUPLE WEEKS HAS SAID HE IS OKAY WITH THAT. HE DOESN’T FEEL THAT NORTH KOREA IS VIOLATING THE TERMS OF THEIR AGREEMENT. WHERE DID — I MEAN, I DON’T EVEN KNOW IF WE’VE GOTTEN ANY WORD FROM POMPEO OR THE STATE DEPARTMENT ON THE MOST RECENT FIRING. WHERE WAS POMPEO ON NORTH KOREA AND WHERE WAS BOLTON? I’M SEEKING TO SORT OF SHED SOME LIGHT ON THOSE DISAGREEMENTS THAT THE TWO MAY HAVE. I SORT OF SEE HIM AS A PROXY FOR THE PRESIDENT GIVEN THAT THEY EMPOWER MORE IN LOCKSTEP OVER MANY OF THE ISSUES. >>WELL, IF YOU WANT TO LEAD, YOU COULD LOOK AT THAT MEETING AND NOTICED VERY CONSPICUOUSLY WHO WASN’T THERE FOR YOU THAT’S THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR. >>SORRY. I GOT SOME PEOPLE CALLING ME WHILE I’M TALKING ON THE PHONE. >>TOTALLY UNDERSTAND. YOU ARE SAYING THAT BOLTON WAS NOT AT THAT DMZ MEETING. >>I’M SO SORRY. I HAVE TO TAKE THIS CALL. >>YOU DO THAT. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CALLING IN. WE APPRECIATE THAT. THAT’S HER STATE DEPARTMENT REPORTER WHO GRACIOUSLY CALLED IN TO US IN THE MIDST OF THIS BREAKING NEWS, WHICH WE GREATLY APPRECIATE. CHRISTINE IS PROBABLY GETTING CALLS LEFT, RIGHT, AND CENTER. SHE TOOK TIME OUT TO WALK US THROUGH THIS. IF YOU ARE JUST JOINING US HERE, THE BREAKING NEWS OUT OF WASHINGTON DC FROM THE TWITTER ACCOUNT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES SAYS VIA TWITTER THAT HE IS FIRING THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER, JOHN BOLTON. I’M GOING TO REDO THE TWEET FROM THE PRESIDENT THAT CAME OUT. I INFORMED JOHN BOLTON AT LAST NIGHT SERVICES ARE NO LONGER NEEDED AT THE WHITE HOUSE. I DISAGREE STRONGLY WITH MANY OF HIS SUGGESTIONS AS DID OTHERS IN THE ADMINISTRATION AND THEREFORE I ASKED JOHN FOR HIS RESIGNATION WHICH WAS GIVEN TO ME THIS MORNING. I THINK JOHN FOR HIS SERVICE. THE COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR WAS ASKED TO THAT PERSON MIGHT úPOS SHE DID NOT INDICATE THAT THERE WAS SOMEBODY YET IN MIND AS FAR AS AN ACTING NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER. THE PRESIDENT SAYING HE WILL HAVE SOMEONE NAMED BY NEXT WEEK. MEANWHILE, AMBASSADOR JOHN BOLTON, VERY QUICKLY AFTER THE PRESIDENT TWEETED, TWEETED HIS OWN VERSION OF EVENTS, IF YOU WILL. HE TWEETED THIS. I OFFERED TO RESIGN LAST NIGHT AND THE PRESIDENT SAID, LET’S TALK ABOUT IT TOMORROW. SO CONTRADICTION FROM THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE. WE ARE GOING TO TRY TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF IT. YOU CAN SEE WE HAVE TWO OF OUR GREAT REPORTERS WORKING WITH US ON THIS. WE ARE GOING TO GET PAULA BACK AGAIN AT THE TOP OF THE HOUR WHERE SHE WILL JOIN MY COLLEAGUE TO TAKE YOU THROUGH THE INS AND OUTS OF THE BREAKING NEWS COMING OUT OF WASHINGTON. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR HANGING OUT WITH ME. WE ARE GOING TO TAKE A QUICK BREAK. YOU ARE STREAMING CBSN. CBS NEWS, ALWAYS ON.>>>TURNING TO NORTH CAROLINA WHERE VOTERS ARE HEADED TO THE POLLS. DEMOCRAT DAN MCCREADY IS FACING OFF AGAINST REPUBLICAN DAN BISHOP. MCCREADY LOST TO MARK HARRIS BY 905 VOTES IN NOVEMBER, BUT STATE OFFICIALS ORDERED A NEW ELECTION OVER ALLEGATIONS OF FRAUD. SINCE FEBRUARY HE ANNOUNCED HE WOULD NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE SPECIAL ELECTION. >>PRESIDENT TRUMP HELD A RALLY LAST NIGHT TO SUPPORT BISHOP, THOUGH MANY SEE TODAY’S ELECTION AS A REFERENDUM ON THE PRESIDENT AND AN INDICATOR OF WHAT’S TO COME NATIONWIDE IN 2020. >>>THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION IS SUING THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO AFTER THE

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

  1. I believe Trump is doing the right thing as the man has been a warmonger for many years but before anyone gets excited let's see who replaces Bolton and take it from there

  2. Woulda been sooooo much more satisfying if Bolton woulda been JFK'd. Or ,, if killary and him weren't such good neocon partners in crime,, she coulda had him suicided.Β  Dam…. Soo much more satisfying ending.. The planet needs closure withΒ that POS.

  3. Trump said he would drain the swamp, then threw the biggest monster in there. Glad the monster is gone, but his promotion by Trump in the first place was unforgivable.

  4. IS ( JOHN BOLTON ) , GOING TO SING 🎀 .? . NOW THAT , WOULD BE INTERESTING .!!!!!.TO HEAR ? . THE SONG CALL : ( RELEASE ME AND I WELL EXPOSE IT ALL.) . !!!!!!!! .πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ‘…..

  5. Oh how traumatic for the war loving media. He was sitting at the table among world leaders at the G7 w a big crybaby face. Good riddance.

  6. Don't be so pessimistic, there is a job opening for Boris Johnson. Then we will have the sequel to Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy.

  7. About the only good thing about Bolton is that Trump may have used Bolton to enhance his knowledge of World affairs going back a long time. Other than that I say good riddance. It's always the guys like Bolton who are not ex military, who are the biggest hawks. Even if you don't like Obama he didn't start any new wars and hopefully Trump will manage to do the same. (Unlike GW Bush & Tony Blair)

  8. The Trio White House Hawks,John Bolton,Mike Pompeo and Manuchin ,who are the Puppets of the Israeli Zionist War Criminal Crooked Lying PM,Mr Natanyahu, These Trio wanted to spill the US Young Soldiers Blood for the Interest Of Israel,also with their Lying Fake Reports and Advises to the Brave President Trump in order to attack Iran,Syria,Iraq and Brave Lebanese Hezbullah Organization in Lebanon ,because of the Extreme Pressures from the Sneaky Old Fox Natanyahu who feeds The White House With Lies,Fake Intel,News against Iran,Syria,Iraq,Iran and Russia ,also they wanted Our Young Soldier,s Blood spilled for the Zionist Apartheid ,Inhumane and War Criminals Israeli Leaders. who Once Provided Out National Security Agencies with Lies,Fake Intel,about Iraq,s Having a Nuclear,Chemical and Biological Weapons which Till NOW NONE Found By UN Nusclear Inspectors,But caused the Destruction of Iraq,Killing,Displaced Millions of innocent Iraqi Families,also 50 thousands of Young Soldier,s Dead,Injured,and with PTSD , Just to Keep the Israeli Safe ,also Trillion of American,s Taxes wasted.,also the same dirty games they played in Syria,But Failed with Iran because of the Military Power of Iran,also the President Trump waked up early and Realized that all our Military Forces in Middle East will be under the Mercies of the Iranian,Le

  9. The real reason Bolton got fire was, because he was spying for Israel. but they can't tell people.Pompeo is next spy for Israel.

  10. Who ya putting in there trump? Another war criminal I’m sure, let’s give Elliott Abrams a shot 🀣🀣🀣

  11. Firing John Bolton is fake staged news, Fire them Socall Israelis where everybodies tax dollars going to finance there military.

  12. WTF he want to bring our military men and women home we got Marines standing guard that's a joke they need to come home now

  13. the next man on fire line is pompeo,,,,,,,,,trump don't want to make money from wars anymore he shifted usa ideas of making money from military wars to economy wars ,,,which he doesn't need old tactics by older secretaries….

  14. Trump didn't want him to resign because he wanted to be able to fire him. I wonder if he'll draw a picture depicting it with his Sharpie.

  15. Actually I was for Iraq war. Can you imagine Saddam still in power ? Messing up in Syria, supporting Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Buying off Americans to vote for Hilary.

  16. The guy's a neoconservative nutcase – a nightmarish throwback from W's era. Bolton has never seen a country he wouldn't love to bomb. Good riddance!

  17. Having read several hundred of these comments, I find it highly amusing how the Lefties all want to say how stupid Trump is, yet I see barely one comment by them which is not wrought with multiple spelling and grammatical errors. Does anyone on the Left know how to speak intelligently while also using proper grammar, word usage and spelling? Just one? Come on, I know one of you has some inkling of intelligence! Where are you hiding?

  18. Thanks be to GOD that another wicked and war monger has been kick out. JOHN BOLTON and deceased JOHN MCCAIN were threat to the peace and stability of the world's population. πŸ‘πŸ‘

  19. They are falling one by one, I hope he is not surprise after he witnessed others falling at the feet of trump Hahahaha it serve him right Hahahaha

  20. I tend to believe Bolton on this one. why is Trump so obsessed with firing 60 cabinet members? he will be sorry for this one

  21. The world would be a much safer place if Trump had not merely fired this psychopath..but had him hanged from the nearest flagpole..!

  22. The Cheeto in charge is a coward, he proves it everyday…he can tweet insults, tweet terminations, tweet war rhetoric…but when confronted, he buckles like Jenga blocks. He fears women with power, is intimidated by them, and so he attacks them, β€œputting them in their place.” So when he has a disagreement, he β€œdeal with it tomorrow, buddy.” Then on the toilet of power he tweets, β€œyou’re fired”.

  23. Well when your advice is no longer effective then it's time to leave, and how to leave a war zone isn't a easy task at best of times.

  24. BIG REASON AVERAGE AMERICANS HAVE NO TRUST IN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA:
    (paraphrase)
    "Trump and Bolton have two opposing stories… How could we ever know the Truth?"

    Easily actually. The Habitual Compulsive Liar with the worlds most fragile and entitled ego is OBVIOUSLY LYING. Uhm DUH

  25. Bolton wants WW3 so bad because he got the orders from Isreal to wipe out 80% world population so the antichrist can pop out .

  26. I wish we had a counter on peoples forehead. With how much money/blood they cost or made us. Those that have negative numbers we just don't trust. When he dies we need to drive a stake through his heart…to make sure he's really gone forever.

  27. The jackhammer noise made beautiful black metal blast beats. It's bleak nihilist and atonal rhythm gives the flavori want when consuming US national news.

  28. Bolton (National Security Advisor) FAILED. He didn't even comment on the fact that the Las Vegas shooter (per coroner's report) died 10/2/17 at 12:00 hours. Which means SWAT didn't find him dead in his room after the 10/1/17 shooting.
    Here's the link: https://d33wjekvz3zs1a.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Paddock-autopsy.pdf

  29. Well, so Donald Duck Trump says he fired Bolton, well I believe Bolton offered his resignation and Donald Duck Trump did tell him he would get back with him in the morning, just so he could get his lie out that he had fired him, because for Donald Duck Trump knew what Bolton was about when he hired him, or was that the plan all alone? Was Bolton only there to fill time? So now Donald Duck Trump can get another yes man to take Bolton’s place and say that all the problems that have taken place since Bolton has held his office under Trump, is Bolton’s doing. But I guess they both used, or at least tried to use each other, but I guess you could say Trump won lolololol Better luck next time Bolton. But I still think Donald Duck Trump is going to get his. LOL. YAHAWASHI is coming soon.

  30. Dude you know damn well Donald Trump fired John Bolton cut it out quit acting like children back to the study wow

  31. Just like Donald Trump fired all the other guys John Bolton is hardcore he's trying to save face he was fired just like the others back to the study wow

  32. One reason the news agent reporters keep trying to say Trump is unfit for the presidency he is a Gemini you guys are dealing with twin Brains thought you reporters knew this back to the study wow

  33. If anything John Bolton was surprised by being fired did you guys see him out there on the side of the White House on his cell phone by himself they don't usually act in that matter back to the study wow

  34. Also John Bolton other nations are tired of fighting people want peace understanding tranquility love and being able to do business with other countries all of this war stuff back to the study wow

  35. Media is pathetic. This man should never have been put in this position in the first place. A certifiably insane warmonger that scared the pants out of the whole world. First decent decision Trump has made his whole term

  36. National Security Advisor? What responsibilities come with that position? I have some advise they must of overlooked….Get the damn duel citizens (Schiff) out of our government! WTF?

  37. John Bolton you should apply for a new job Uber driver you’re not for politics Uber will hire you if you takeoff your mustache thank youπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ§¨πŸ§¨πŸ§¨πŸ§¨πŸ§¨πŸ§¨πŸ§¨πŸ§¨πŸ§¨πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£ John BoltonπŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ§¨πŸ§¨πŸ§¨πŸ§¨πŸ§¨πŸ§¨πŸ§¨πŸ§¨πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ§¨πŸ§¨πŸ§¨πŸ§¨πŸ§¨πŸ§¨πŸ§¨πŸ§¨πŸ§¨πŸ§¨πŸ§¨πŸ§¨πŸ§¨πŸ§¨πŸ§¨

Related Post

[ENG/INA SUB] 갓세븐(GOT7) ‘λ‹ˆκ°€ λΆ€λ₯΄λŠ” λ‚˜μ˜ 이름(You Calling My Name)+Crash & Burn+THURSDAY’ μ— μΉ΄μš΄νŠΈλ‹€μš΄ 사전녹화 λΉ„ν•˜μΈλ“œ