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John Bolton's firing frees Trump to tear up his Iran policy, and pursue an unprecedented meeting with its president - at the risk of angering his hardline backers

5 monthes ago   |   By Chron

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The abrupt sacking of John Bolton as national security adviser frees Trump to pursue his own brand of foreign policy.
A swift consequence of this could be an unprecedented meeting with Iran's president, Hassan Rouhani, at the UN.
Such a move could give Trump the chance to pursue a tricky foreign policy win that would have been impossible with Bolton around.
But it also risks alienating the Iran hawks - including the pro-Israel lobby - who have thus far been staunch Trump allies.
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John Bolton texted a Fox News host live on-air to dispute Trump's claim he was fired as national security adviser

John Bolton texted a Fox News host live on-air to dispute Trump's claim he was fired as national security adviser

5 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

John Bolton on Tuesday texted Fox News host Brian Kilmeade live on-air to dispute President Trump's account of the circumstances of his departure as White House national security adviser.
"Let's be clear. I resigned," Bolton texted Kilmeade while he was live on air.
US President Donald Trump in a tweet claimed that he had told Bolton "his services are no longer needed at the White House."
According to multiple reports, Trump had soured on Bolton after disagreements on issues including Iran, Russia, and North Korea.
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Tucker Carlson took a victory lap over John Bolton's ousting, after reports he lobbied Trump to fire him

Tucker Carlson took a victory lap over John Bolton's ousting, after reports he lobbied Trump to fire him

5 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday celebrated the firing of White House national security adviser John Bolton.
Carlson said Tuesday that Bolton's ouster was great news "for the large number of young people who would have been killed in pointless wars if Bolton had stayed on the job."
Bolton was fired by US President Donald Trump Tuesday, saying he "disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions."
Carlson had played a key role in persuading President Trump to fire John Bolton, Politico reported.
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