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Trump's national security adviser John Bolton is fired

Christian Fernsby |
U.S. President Donald Trump says he has fired his National Security Adviser John Bolton.

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Topics: TRUMP    BOLTON    FIRED   

"I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House," he wrote.

"I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions," Mr Trump wrote, adding that a new national security adviser would be appointed next week.

The firing comes after Mr Bolton argued with Mr Trump over the administration's peace talks with the Taliban.

Mr Bolton, who had served since April 2018, was Mr Trump's third national security adviser after Michael Flynn and HR McMaster.

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham told reporters: "[The president] didn't like a lot of his policies, they disagree."

She said the president asked for Mr Bolton's resignation on Monday night, and it was delivered on Tuesday morning.

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