Ultra-hawk John Bolton’s abrupt departure sets the doomsday clock back – if only a little

Trump, who is instinctively an isolationist, has long clashed with his National Security Advisor, who has called for nuking North Korea and bombing Iran.

John Bolton is to leave the White House after a tempestuous time as the president’s third National Security advisor, it was announced on Tuesday. Exactly whether he is jumping or was pushed is still somewhat in doubt; while Trump claims that he fired him, Bolton rejects that framing as “flatly wrong,” claiming he resigned.

So far, so business as usual for the reality TV show presidency. The circumstances of his departure appear to have been sudden, but this moment was a long...
source: New Statesman

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