Trump Regime

John Bolton is Out

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

There appears to be some disagreement over whether National Security Adviser John Bolton was fired by Trump or if he resigned (it looks like he actually resigned) but, in any case, Bolton is officially out of the Trump regime.

From the Associated Press:

Trump tweeted that he told Bolton Monday night his services were no longer needed at the White House and said Bolton submitted his resignation on Tuesday morning. Trump said that he “disagreed strongly” with many of Bolton’s suggestions, “as did others in the administration.”

Bolton responded in a tweet of his own that he offered to resign Monday “and President Trump said, ‘Let’s talk about it tomorrow.’”

Bolton’s ouster came as a surprise to many in the White House. Just an hour before Trump’s tweet, the press office announced that Bolton would join Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in a briefing.

I honestly don't know if it's good news that John Bolton is out of the Trump White House and it's darkly comedic to say that.

As the saying goes, sometimes the devil you know is better than the devil you don't. There's little doubt in my mind that Trump's next national security adviser will be worse than Bolton in one way or another. Just the fact that Trump will likely replace Bolton with a puppet who will never disagree with him is cause for concern and, if that's the case, Trump himself might be Trump's replacement for Bolton.

Recent weeks of American foreign policy have been extraordinarily turbulent and included Trump likely scuttling peace talks in Afghanistan for years to come just because he didn't get a photo op with the Taliban at Camp David.

I think it gets worse from here without Bolton, not better, because the driving force has always been and will continue to be Trump.

  • Aynwrong

    The Walrus God of War has left the building.

  • Draxiar

    You can’t fire me, I quit!

  • muselet

    Well, I was wrong. It wasn’t Mike Pompeo or Craig McLean to get canned, it was John Bolton. There’s no real way of knowing why, apart from presidential whim.

    Who’s the next NSA?

    My money’s on Ivanka Trump, since spies wear cool trench coats and dark glasses and stuff, and she can design an exclusive line of spywear and overbill the government for it. The spooks look fabulous! and the Trump family cashes in.

    It’s the ultimate win-win!


    • Badgerite

      I wouldn’t put it past trump. The trumps en masse are all about themselves. They could not care less about the country or the military or our allies. It is all about their egos and the money. Follow the money and my guess is it leads to the Kremlin. And apparently to the Saudis as well. Ffffing crooks.

  • Tony Lavely

    Kinda scary when two warmongers can’t agree on the war…

  • mnpollio

    Agree with everything you say here. In a normal environment, seeing Bolton get his ass kicked to the curb would be reason to rejoice. But Trump always replaces these people with ones unimaginably worse. Not sure how you get worse than Bolton, but Trump will find a way.