John Bolton: Trump’s national security adviser is out

US President Donald Trump has announced he fired his hard-line National Security Adviser John Bolton, saying he disagreed “strongly” with him.

“I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning,” Mr Trump tweeted, adding he will appoint a replacement next week.

But Mr Bolton insisted he had quit, and vowed to have his say “in due course”.

He had disagreed with the president on a number of foreign policy challenges from Afghanistan to Iran.

Mr Bolton, who had served since April 2018, was Mr Trump’s third national security adviser after Michael Flynn and HR McMaster.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.