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President Trump announced the firing of National Security Adviser John Bolton on Tuesday.
Bolton was quick to point out that he actually offered his resignation on Monday night, which contradicts Trump’s claim.
According to The Hill:
Outgoing national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday disputed President Trump‘s account of his dismissal, tweeting that he offered to resign before the president announced his ouster.
“I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, ‘Let’s talk about it tomorrow,'” Bolton tweeted.
The Washington Post reporter Robert Costa and other journalists said that Bolton had texted them to make clear that he resigned.
The messages came moments after Trump rocked Washington with a pair of tweets that said he had asked Bolton to step down due to disagreements about policy.
Bolton’s departure comes as reports started to surface of his deteriorating relationship with Trump. Bolton also was at odds with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who is close to President Trump.
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