Bolton hits back: Trump didn’t fire me — ‘I offered to resign’
U.S. State Department.September 10, 2019Video
Former Trump National Security Advisor John Bolton, who President Trump said minutes ago he fired, says he was not fired – he quit, or, at least, offered to resign.
“I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House,” President Trump tweeted at 11:58 AM. “I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning,” the president added minutes later.
But Bolton, who was Trump’s fourth National Security Advisor, has a different story, which he shared on Twitter at 12:10, just twelve minutes after Trump’s first tweet.
I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, "Let's talk about it tomorrow."— John Bolton (@John Bolton) 1568131803
CNN global affairs analyst weighs n:
Now this is a Trump Admin first, I believe. A dumped official actually disputing the President's account of the dum… https://t.co/3e3moqZeqS— Susan Glasser (@Susan Glasser) 1568131959
UPDATE: 12:35 PM –
Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times and MSNBC analyst:
Bolton differs from Trump version of his resignation. "Offered last night without his asking," he texts me. "Slept… https://t.co/DxbZHik7Fq— Peter Baker (@Peter Baker) 1568133119
UPDATE 12:44 PM –
BOLTON IS TEXTING FOX HOSTS WHO ARE ON AIR TO DISPUTE TRUMP'S ACCOUNT OF HIS FIRING Kilmeade: "John Bolton just te… https://t.co/EIxv9GJt2J— Lis Power (@Lis Power) 1568132405