The tumultuous relationship between President Trump and his National Security Advisor, John Bolton, came to a head on Tuesday when Trump announced that Bolton’s “services” were “no longer needed.”
….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.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2019
Only it appears that Bolton didn’t realize he was getting the boot until finding out on Twitter with the rest of the country:
I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, "Let's talk about it tomorrow."
— John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) September 10, 2019
Which had him rapidly firing off text messages to Fox News Hosts:
BOLTON IS TEXTING FOX HOSTS WHO ARE ON AIR TO DISPUTE TRUMP'S ACCOUNT OF HIS FIRING
Kilmeade: "John Bolton just texted me, just now, he's watching. He said, 'let's be clear, I resigned.'" pic.twitter.com/2zg8tPTf6L
— Lis Power (@LisPower1) September 10, 2019
It is no secret that things haven’t been rosy between the two. Just last week, Bolton was excluded from the Taliban peace plan meetings.
Plus, Trump undermined Bolton’s work in the Ukraine by contradicting the National Security advisor’s assurances to the country’s leaders that aid from the US would intensify.
Reminder Trump initially passed on John Bolton for cabinet positions because he didn't like his mustache.
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) September 10, 2019
This most recent departure is nothing new for the revolving door of the Trump administration, Bolton is just another name on a very long list:
Top Trump Departures
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 10, 2019
But the Twitter drama surrounding this particular removal has led to plenty of online ridicule:
OMG Bolton and trump are totally going to have a break-up argument through Fox and Friends.
— PCR RitesGood (@pcrritesgood) September 10, 2019
Trump runs the country like "The Poseidon Adventure" turning everything upside down and the latest member of the crew unable to hold on is John Bolton.
— Alan Spencer (@MrAlanSpencer) September 10, 2019
Now, all that’s left to do is to wait and see who will be taking Bolton’s spot…