Donald Trump's Latest Move Has Left Many Confused
US President Donald Trump continues to make controversial moves on the political scene, with a recent announcement confirming that he had dismissed John Bolton from his position as the national security adviser.
This came not long after the president made a series of other decisions that were described as bizarre by some commenting on the situation.
Trump confirmed the firing in a tweet, stating that Bolton’s services were no longer needed in the White House.
He then went on to point out various disagreements that he has had with the suggestions brought up by Bolton over time, although he did not actually list any specific examples.
The 73-year-old president said in a tweet: "I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the administration, and therefore..."
He added: “I disagreed 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 thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week.”
This drew a lot of criticism with people accusing Trump of trying to paint Bolton in a bad light for his own personal reasons.
The president added that he would be picking a new person for the position starting next week, although he has not pointed out any potential candidates yet.
Bolton defended himself by tweeting: “I offered to resign last night, and President Trump said, ‘Let’s talk about it tomorrow.”
The letter of Bolton’s resignation stated: “Dear Mr, President: I hereby resign, effective immediately, as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. Thank you for having afforded me this opportunity to serve our country.”
Many of Trump’s followers seem confused over the recent developments in his administration with some even expressing worries that the president might not represent their own positions and opinions anymore at this stage.
It is hard to deny that Trump has been going through some interesting motions lately, and his approval rating seems to be on a decline with American voters who are confused by his actions and even more by some of his remarks.