President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that he is appointing Amb. John Bolton as his new national security advisor, ending weeks of speculation he would be tapped for the job.
Trump made the announcement via Twitter:
I am pleased to announce that, effective 4/9/18, @AmbJohnBolton will be my new National Security Advisor. I am very thankful for the service of General H.R. McMaster who has done an outstanding job & will always remain my friend. There will be an official contact handover on 4/9.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 22, 2018
Bolton’s appointment comes after months of speculation that current National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster was on his way out, after repeated reports that he and the president were not close. It also comes after someone leaked to the press that the president congratulated Putin on his election win after a briefing card had included the note: DO NOT CONGRATULATE.
Bolton was spotted entering the West Wing late Thursday afternoon:
John Bolton spotted entering the West Wing pic.twitter.com/KBJCPgYOak
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) March 22, 2018
Bolton last served in the George W. Bush administration as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Bolton is a senior fellow at the conservative American Enterprise Institute and a frequent Fox News commentator.
Many on Twitter are praising this news:
“Amb John Bolton will be great National Security Adviser for
@realDonaldTrump. Ridiculously knowledgable. Leaks from NSC will end. Obama holdovers will be gone & team, chemistry & work product will all get ramped up. Very underrated, amazing American. Extraordinarily talented pick,” wrote Lee Zeldin.
Amb John Bolton will be great National Security Adviser for @realDonaldTrump. Ridiculously knowledgable. Leaks from NSC will end. Obama holdovers will be gone & team, chemistry & work product will all get ramped up. Very underrated, amazing American. Extraordinarily talented pick
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) March 22, 2018
“Superb. Simply superb. The Swamp will never be the same,” wrote Sebastian Gorka.
The Swamp will never be the same. https://t.co/rVACukPMO6
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) March 22, 2018
What do you think about this? Do you think John Bolton will be the right choice for President Trump?