Trump fires national security adviser John Bolton

US President Donald Trump says he has fired his National Security Adviser John Bolton.

“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.

Moments after Mr Trump’s tweet, Mr Bolton took to Twitter to claim he had actually offered his resignation, but Mr Trump had told him “let’s talk about it tomorrow.”

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