President TrumpDonald John TrumpScarborough mocks "Deflection Don" over transgender troop ban Pelosi condemns Trump's "cowardly, disgusting" ban on transgender troops Trump moves to ban most transgender people from serving in military MORE's new national security adviser is reportedly planning major staffing changes at the National Security Council. Now Bolton will be in an even better position to persuade Trump to kill the Iran deal, and if and when that happens, to push Trump more in the direction of his own bellicose designs, which Bolton will nearly certainly cast as in keeping with Trump's vow to be tougher than Obama.
"I am very thankful for the service of General H R McMaster who has done an outstanding job & will always remain my friend", Trump said. Bolton's forest of op-eds trumpet his hawkish views.
Bolton is known around Washington political circles, and from his time as a Fox News Contributor, as being direct- though some would call him abrasive.
One of the cold comforts of Donald Trump's presidency is the embarrassing and insanely high churn in his administration. Echoing Condoleezza Rice's "mushroom cloud" argument in the lead-up to the Iraq war, Bolton argued that "Given the gaps in USA intelligence about North Korea, we should not wait until the very last minute". He replaced Michael Flynn, one of Trump's most trusted national security advisers, after he was forced to step down for lying to investigators about contacts with Russian Federation during the presidential transition.
"Bolton's influence over national security policy could result in even more civilian deaths and potentially unlawful killings given his disdain for worldwide law and global institutions", Zeke Johnson, Senior Director of Programs at Amnesty global USA, said Thursday night.
Trump's instinctive affinity for Bolton's bellicose style will now be a feature of daily White House decision-making.
The announcement came just days after he replaced secretary of state Rex Tillerson with his close ally, CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Carter also said he would advise the President to listen "very carefully" to the North Koreans.
"He's going to have two voices in his head, so it will be interesting to see which deal prevails", said Malley. "The timeline was expedited as they both felt it was important to have the new team in place, instead of constant speculation", the official said. Still, bullying and blustering are permitted, if not encouraged, by President Trump - but dissent is less often allowed. This work and those achievements will ensure that America builds on its economic and military advantages.
"I am particularly anxious that if the Trump-Kim summit fails, Bolton will take that as proof that we must hit North Korea", said Robert Kelly, an American who teaches worldwide relations at Pusan National University in South Korea.
In recent years, Trump has denounced the USA invasion of Iraq, describing it as a waste of lives and money - though his contemporaneous views were less clear. "Throughout my career it has been my greatest privilege to serve alongside extraordinary servicemembers and dedicated civilians", McMaster said in a statement released by the White House.
The White House has described Bolton, who replaces McMaster, as one of the strongest voices and experts on the full range of national security issues and challenges facing the country.
In 2013 - long before he was a presidential candidate - Mr Trump tweeted that "all former Bush administration officials should have zero standing on Syria".