Maybe John Bolton didn’t like the idea of a Taliban sleepover on 9/11 — your guess is as good as mine. In any event, National Security Adviser (Trump misspelled the title) John Bolton is through the West Wing revolving door.
….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
Mike Pence is probably none too happy about this, nor feeling none too secure. If you read CNN yesterday, Pence and Bolton were both adamantly against the Taliban meeting. Trump of course said that the story was fake news, but he also probably figured that the only way the story leaked was either through Pence or Bolton. And since he can’t fire Pence, maybe he fired Bolton. Of course, Trump could take Pence off the 2020 ticket. Who knows?
Meanwhile, the only word from Bolton is that he wasn’t fired, that he “offered to resign last night.” Hoe kay…
More on this story as it develops.