Trump Fires John Bolton Over Taliban Talks Disagreement

  
By:  john-russell  •  3 months ago  •  142 comments

Trump Fires John Bolton Over Taliban Talks Disagreement














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I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore....

















...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.

































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JohnRussell
1  author  JohnRussell    3 months ago

NBC News is reporting that the firing came because Bolton did not agree with the aborted Taliban negotiations last week. 

 
 
 
katrix
1.1  katrix  replied to  JohnRussell @1    3 months ago

Trump hates people with knowledge, and if they're not sycophants ... forget it. You can only tell Trump what he wants to hear, which is dangerous in a president.

Did you read the tweet Pence supposedly put out - which was clearly written by Trump? It's a clear sign of his narcissistic personality disorder that this crap doesn't even embarrass him. He couldn't care less when he's caught in a lie.

 
 
 
It Is ME
1.1.1  It Is ME  replied to  katrix @1.1    3 months ago
Trump hates people with knowledge, and if they're not sycophants

You liked John Bolton ?

I thought Liberals thought him to be too big of a "Hawk" and someone to be loathed, especially during the Iraq War !

So many 1000's of articles about "Liberals" hate of John Bolton !

Liberals should be throwing a Party right now over this TRUMP decision ! jrSmiley_24_smiley_image.gif

Or...Like the Comey firing.....TRUMP DID IT, TRUMP DID IT....is all Liberals really Loath ? jrSmiley_99_smiley_image.jpg

 
 
 
Greg Jones
1.1.2  Greg Jones  replied to  It Is ME @1.1.1    3 months ago

Yep, now the libbies are all in love with Bolton, the hawk, whose only experience or interest in life is going to war, or prolonging one..

They refuse to believe that Trump wants less foreign involvement and bringing most of the troops home from that shit hole region.

However, the great unwashed masses the left is counting on to get them into the WH knows better

 
 
 
Greg Jones
1.1.3  Greg Jones  replied to  katrix @1.1    3 months ago

Trump hates people with knowledge

Try to show us how Bolton had any foreign policy knowledge that would be in the best interests of the US?

 
 
 
It Is ME
1.1.4  It Is ME  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.2    3 months ago
However, the great unwashed masses the left is counting on to get them into the WH knows better

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AOC (dumber than dirt), Talib (Fuck America), Omar (Incest and home wrecker), Pressley (I'll follow what AOC, Talib and Omar says), and the entire group running for president, including the leader of that group, Joe (Brain Dead) Biden.

The "Left" is just great. jrSmiley_84_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
loki12
1.1.5  loki12  replied to  It Is ME @1.1.4    3 months ago

The good thing about those 4 congress persons, they may single handily kill blonde jokes forever. 

 
 
 
It Is ME
1.1.6  It Is ME  replied to  loki12 @1.1.5    3 months ago
The good thing about those 4 congress persons, they may single handily kill blonde jokes forever.

They already did....and they ain't even blonde. jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Dulay
1.1.7  Dulay  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.3    3 months ago
Try to show us how Bolton had any foreign policy knowledge that would be in the best interests of the US?

I thought you supported Trump and his decisions. Did someone force Trump to make Bolton his NSA? 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
1.1.8  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  It Is ME @1.1.4    3 months ago

You left Bernie (BDS supporter) Sanders off the list.

 
 
 
It Is ME
1.1.9  It Is ME  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1.8    3 months ago
You left Bernie (BDS supporter) Sanders off the list.

Sorry ….. there's just so many "Liberal type Dolts".....so little time.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
1.1.10  Ozzwald  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.3    3 months ago

Try to show us how Bolton had any foreign policy knowledge that would be in the best interests of the US?

 
 
 
Ronin2
1.1.11  Ronin2  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.10    3 months ago

So you are defending Bolton?/S

I am happy that Bolton is gone. Maybe we can continue getting the hell out of Afghanistan- something that should have been done a long time ago.

If Bolton and Trump clashed repeatedly, then Bolton had to go. He wouldn't resign so he was fired. Or do you think some of those that resigned while working for the Obama administration wouldn't have been fired if they hadn't left on their own accord?

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
1.1.12  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Ronin2 @1.1.11    3 months ago

i'd defend the bolts in Frankensteins' neck

 
 
 
Ozzwald
1.1.13  Ozzwald  replied to  Ronin2 @1.1.11    3 months ago
So you are defending Bolton?

I am hoping you are being sarcastic and aren't trying to imply anything remotely close to that statement.

I am happy that Bolton is gone. Maybe we can continue getting the hell out of Afghanistan- something that should have been done a long time ago.

Bolton is a known quantity, Bolton should never have been hired in the first place.

If Bolton and Trump clashed repeatedly, then Bolton had to go.

Because Trump cannot abide by anyone disagreeing with him.  Trump can never and will never admit to being wrong about anything.  Anyone that says Trump is wrong, will not be around Trump for long.

He wouldn't resign so he was fired.

Are you sure???

READ: John Bolton's resignation letter

Or do you think some of those that resigned while working for the Obama administration wouldn't have been fired if they hadn't left on their own accord?

There is absolutely no evidence to support that claim.  You are being disingenuous and misleading with that statement. 

Trump has a revolving door in his administration and cabinet, it has gotten so bad that nobody wants the jobs, which is why the best he can do is either "acting" employees, hiring relatives, or hiring from FoxNews.

 
 
 
devangelical
1.2  devangelical  replied to  JohnRussell @1    3 months ago

while not a fan of bolton, I was disappointed that the world's greatest negotiator didn't fly to afghanistan himself to talk peace with the taliban, behind closed doors of course.

 
 
 
Split Personality
1.3  Split Personality  replied to  JohnRussell @1    3 months ago

This has been coming for a long time as evidenced by this June 21, 2019 article.

The untenability of President Bolton

The question, surely, should be: why is it ‘Bolton vs. Trump’? Is Bolton not subordinate to the president? Bolton takes pains to insist that, as national security adviser, he does not set policy — the president does. That doesn’t seem to be the case, however.

It’s a precarious position for the NSA to be in. The apex of one’s power can also be the apogee of one’s exposure. Ambassador Bolton has been jokingly referred to as ‘President Bolton ’ in national security circles for months, a potential mark of death. Many Trump officials — Steve Bannon and James Mattis most prominently come to mind, for differing reasons — have been dubbed ‘deputy presidents’ for a time only to find that the president didn’t approve of the apparent diss to his authority. Only ties of family have saved the current deputy president Jared Kushner.

Bolton may not be so lucky. The president and the ambassador openly don’t agree, and aren’t personally close. Pompeo, who will seek the presidency after Trump, does not want to be the Donald Rumsfeld of the Iran war. And Bannon, who as I reported laid the original groundwork for Bolton to become NSA, told Virginia Trump chair and radio host John Fredericks Friday morning: ‘This Iran thing is very disturbing.’

‘NSAs are advisers, not policy makers,’ retired Col. Douglas Macgregor , a favorite of Fox News host Tucker Carlson told me Friday. Carlson has been instrumental in talking the president away from the course of his more wily advisers. And, as I’ve reported, Macgregor is seen in administration circles as an NSA in waiting. ‘Ideally,’ Macgregor says, national security advisers ‘should be seen, not heard.’

https://spectator.us/untenability-president-bolton/

Well Curt Mills apparently predicted this correctly.  Will he be correct about Macgregor also?

 
 
 
devangelical
1.3.1  devangelical  replied to  Split Personality @1.3    3 months ago

this isn't done yet, plenty of acrimony left with those 2 over inflated egos. after using a rwnj media outlet as a springboard, bolton will announce his run for the white house in the near future. start a PAC, milk some cash from the never trumpers, and walk with most of it after getting blown out of the fascist primaries by signing 2 pieces of paper.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
1.4  FLYNAVY1  replied to  JohnRussell @1    3 months ago

Bolton's departure should drop oil prices....

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
1.4.1  Freedom Warrior  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @1.4    3 months ago

That sucks!

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
1.4.2  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Freedom Warrior @1.4.1    3 months ago

That's funny, I would think you would want people to keep more money in their pockets by having lower pump prices.

I would figure that you would want companies to reduce their transportation costs too which would go right to the bottom line.

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
1.4.3  Freedom Warrior  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @1.4.2    3 months ago

Oh Hell No!  I prepping to run for the Democratic Presidential Nomination.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
2  Dismayed Patriot    3 months ago

And the dumpster fire at the white house continues unabated...

 
 
 
Split Personality
2.1  Split Personality  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @2    3 months ago

Bolton will back at the non partisan AEI, FOX News and Gatestone Institute in a matter of days, if not hours. (/s)

He will be taking credit for getting the USA to pull out of the Iran Nuclear Deal

and the President will call him a worthless liar on Twitter for the next few weeks.

The CIA, as usual will deny knowing anything about waterboarding or Russian spies because THAT is what spy agencies do.

Deny, deflect and deny again.

Just another news cycle...

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
2.1.1  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Split Personality @2.1    3 months ago
the non partisan AEI, FOX News and Gatestone Institute

I agree with most of what you said, though calling Fox News "non-partisan" is like calling super glue "non-stick"...

 
 
 
Split Personality
2.1.2  Split Personality  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @2.1.1    3 months ago

hence the ( /s )

 
 
 
MUVA
2.1.3  MUVA  replied to  Split Personality @2.1    3 months ago

Ha conjecture give us some more

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
3  igknorantzrulz    3 months ago

Trump has also Fired Michael Bolton, because his name sounded vaguely familiar to that of Johns.

Never been a fan of Bolton, John or Michael, but he did at least have experience in foreign affairs, and Trump seems to dig him some affairs, Foreign and Domestic, just like he digs his enemies, Foreign and Domestic !

 
 
 
Tacos!
3.1  Tacos!  replied to  igknorantzrulz @3    3 months ago
Trump has also Fired Michael Bolton

That's overdue, frankly.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
3.1.1  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Tacos! @3.1    3 months ago
That's overdue, frankly.

Perhaps it was preemptive for Michael Bolton's upcoming Trump tribute album with such songs as "When a Ham Loves a Woman", "I Touched You...There... I'm a Star so they let me do it", "Said I Loved You, But I Lied, 12,000 Times", "Time, Love and Putin's Tenderness", "Fathers & Daughters, Getting It On...", "Steel Bars, Is What You'll Be Seeing Soon" and the classic "Pee on Me, I'll be Your Friend".

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.2  author  JohnRussell  replied to  igknorantzrulz @3    3 months ago

The goof does like to say

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Greg Jones
3.2.1  Greg Jones  replied to  JohnRussell @3.2    3 months ago

I'm lovin' it!  You gonna miss uncle Boltie, aka the Moustache Man??  jrSmiley_86_smiley_image.gif                                                                                                                                                              

 
 
 
Raven Wing
3.2.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Greg Jones @3.2.1    3 months ago
You gonna miss uncle Boltie,

Not in this lifetime, nor the next. 

 
 
 
Ozzwald
3.2.3  Ozzwald  replied to  JohnRussell @3.2    3 months ago
The goof does like to say

Did he fire him in person this time, or was it by tweet....again?

 
 
 
Split Personality
3.2.4  Split Personality  replied to  Ozzwald @3.2.3    3 months ago

it's certainly confusing.

Bolton said he offered to resign the previous evening but he was at the WH for a 1PM NSC presser which the WH confirmed

around 11:30AM.

Bolton was seen in the WH driveway on his cell phone around 10:30AM, no Secret Service "escort" etc.

Trump then tweets out that he fired Bolton the evening before.

Instead of Bolton doing a press conference about national security issues,

Pompous and Munchkin held a brief briefing described by the Washington Post journalist 

as a shit show ( on a hot mike).

 
 
 
JohnRussell
4  author  JohnRussell    3 months ago

Trump wants desperately to find some issues on which to run for re-election. 'Peace in our time' in Afghanistan is one possibiilty, as is another Rocket Man summit, maybe a Venezuelan adventure, meeting with Iran, etc.   Trump is searching for something to hang his hat on. 

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
4.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  JohnRussell @4    3 months ago
Trump is searching for something to hang his hat on. 

hoefully he hands it to the hangman about to hang him man,

but, Trump's ability to slip out his loose noose while Putin puts it in his loose Caboose , is just another train

 load of train wrecks Trump seamensly luvz to swallow, so seamlessly 

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
4.2  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  JohnRussell @4    3 months ago
maybe a Venezuelan adventure

Well he seems very interested in hiking the "Tallahassee Trail", perhaps that's in Venezuela since it certainly isn't here in America...

 
 
 
Greg Jones
4.3  Greg Jones  replied to  JohnRussell @4    3 months ago

Shouldn't he be trying to find peaceful solutions to some of world's problems by dealing with the trouble makers.

 
 
 
Tacos!
5  Tacos!    3 months ago

Yep. Not surprising. Trump likes to fire people.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
5.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Tacos! @5    3 months ago
Trump likes to fire people.

Still thinks he is merely playing his "Apprentice" show from the WH.

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
6  Dean Moriarty    3 months ago

This is great news. I don’t think many will be sad to see him go. 

 
 
 
Tacos!
6.1  Tacos!  replied to  Dean Moriarty @6    3 months ago
I don’t think many will be sad to see him go.

I'm not said to see that mustache go.

bolton2.jpg

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Trout Giggles
6.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tacos! @6.1    3 months ago

Those are good!

 
 
 
Ender
6.1.2  Ender  replied to  Tacos! @6.1    3 months ago

I am not sad to see him go, he was a war hawk.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
6.1.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Ender @6.1.2    3 months ago

I never liked the guy.

 
 
 
MUVA
6.1.4  MUVA  replied to  Trout Giggles @6.1.3    3 months ago

Not even the mustache?

 
 
 
Ender
6.1.5  Ender  replied to  Trout Giggles @6.1.3    3 months ago

Me neither. The sad thing is, people like him never seem to fade away.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
6.1.6  Trout Giggles  replied to  MUVA @6.1.4    3 months ago

Especially the stash

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
6.2  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Dean Moriarty @6    3 months ago
I don’t think many will be sad to see him go. 

He shouldn't have ever been chosen in the first place, but his departure is just another example of how chaotic this President is. This is the 3rd National Security Advisor fired in 3 years. No other President in history has gone through so many of his own staff picks so quickly. It is more evidence of the disease that has deeply infected this white house, and the only light at the end of the tunnel is the fact that his sorry ass is getting kicked out come January 2021 at the very latest. That's if Mike Pence doesn't form a political coup from within the administration and Republican Senate, release all the damaging information we all know he's collected on this vile worthless piece of crap President which the congressional Democrats will surely use to impeach him, and then Pence will run as the Republican candidate in 2020 free of the pussy grabbing clown. If he does he'll select Nicky Hailey as his running mate and likely beat anyone the Democrats put forward.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
6.2.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @6.2    3 months ago

Mike Pence will never be elected president of the United States.

1. He is completely tainted by his association with Trump. Even if he renounces Trump there are still videos of him prostrating himself as a Trump lackey..

2. There aren't enough evangelicals in America to elect him.  And he would draw a massive female vote out against him.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
6.2.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @6.2    3 months ago

Watch for Pence to do something like that if trmp wins in 2020.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
6.2.3  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  JohnRussell @6.2.1    3 months ago
There aren't enough evangelicals in America to elect him.

While I agree with that statement, a Pence/Hailey ticket would likely bring back many Republicans who had defected including the huge number of Republican women who have jumped ship over the last two years. If they were smart, that's exactly what they'd do, but thankfully that's no one of their strong suits so I do doubt it'll actually happen.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
6.2.4  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @6.2.3    3 months ago

In any presidential election Pence would do worse than Trump. 

 
 
 
Greg Jones
6.2.5  Greg Jones  replied to  JohnRussell @6.2.1    3 months ago

Not so...a very large number of women are NOT for unregulated illegal immigration,

OR for free everything to everyone that they will have to end up paying for

and DO NOT support

unrestricted abortion that could extend into the fourth "trimester".

 
 
 
JohnRussell
6.2.6  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Greg Jones @6.2.5    3 months ago
Pence went on to say that he wished Roe v. Wade , the landmark Supreme Court decision, would be overturned.

“I long for the day that Roe v. Wade is sent to the ash heap of history, when we move past the broken hearts and the broken lives of the past 38 years,” Pence said.

https://heavy.com/news/2016/07/mike-pence-abortion-donald-trump-pro-life-announcement-vice-president-planned-parenthood-right-to-life-anti-what-does-think-about-position-on-feticide/

Pence has a reputation as an anti-abortion extremist. If he runs for president he will only energize the MAJORITY that wants to protect Roe V Wade.   Pence's side of the argument is a minority.   You dont win elections that way. 

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
6.2.7  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Greg Jones @6.2.5    3 months ago
a very large number of women are NOT for unregulated illegal immigration,

OR for free everything to everyone that they will have to end up paying for

and DO NOT support

unrestricted abortion that could extend into the fourth "trimester".

Do you really think that lame straw man is going to stand up and walk on its own? Democrats are not for "unregulated illegal immigration", that is TOTAL bullshit. They are not for "free everything", just more lies dripping from your mouth. They DO NOT SUPPORT unrestricted abortion and there is no such thing as a "fourth trimester". Is this really what masquerades as intelligence in right wing circles? I can't really imagine most right wingers actually believe that nonsense. Most Americans want the same things, safe streets, good schools, good jobs, a secure border with a fair and legal immigration process which continues to make America even greater as we welcome diversity and support higher education and quality job training. The horse shit filled straw man you create does nothing to help real Americans, it simply further divides an already fractured society.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
6.2.8  Greg Jones  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @6.2.7    3 months ago

You refuse to admit the Democrat party has been taken over by socialistic, far left, radicals.

That's denial of the first order.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
6.2.9  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Greg Jones @6.2.8    3 months ago

How many "socialist" members of Congress are there?  If far left radicals had taken over the Democratic Party Nancy Pelosi wouldnt be speaker and Chuck Schumer wouldnt be Minority Leader in the Senate. 

Your problem is you fall for right wing media and think that all Democrats are left wing radicals. 

Whoever the nominee is, they will run from a center position, with looking to the future for more progressive advancements. 

Watch Warren. If she wins the nomination she will run as a "centrist".  America will inevitably become more progressive because that is the shape of the future, but it will be gradual. 

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
6.2.10  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Greg Jones @6.2.8    3 months ago
You refuse to admit the Democrat party has been taken over by socialistic, far left, radicals.

That is a sad and moronic lie you've been fed by right wing pundits who do nothing but swim in falsehoods, hyperbole and conjecture. If you actually stopped to listen to any actual Democrat instead of listening to edited soundbites taken out of context you'd realize that. But why do something like that when you apparently enjoy having your ears tickled and constantly told "other guys bad, us guys good".

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
6.2.11  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @6.2    3 months ago

I've posted an article some time ago in which I said I thought NIki Haley should be POTUS, although she's young enough to start as Vice-P and then move up.

 
 
 
1stwarrior
6.2.12  1stwarrior  replied to  Trout Giggles @6.2.2    3 months ago

Don't know if this would play out - but - I think Trump would chose someone to replace Pence as his running mate in 2020.

For some reason, don't see a lot of luv 'tween those two.

 
 
 
dennis smith
6.2.13  dennis smith  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @6.2.7    3 months ago

Free college, free debt forgiveness for student loans, etc. Yes, it is the Dems who want things to be free for things that has been paid for by those who have paid for those things in the past. 

 
 
 
dennis smith
6.2.14  dennis smith  replied to  JohnRussell @6.2.9    3 months ago

Hillary tried to run as a centrist and got clobbered in the electoral college in 2016 as the voters saw right through her.

Repeat will be the same in 2020 unless the Dems actually find a candidate who WILL run as a centrist. 

 
 
 
katrix
6.2.15  katrix  replied to  Greg Jones @6.2.5    3 months ago
and DO NOT support unrestricted abortion that could extend into the fourth "trimester".

Actually most women probably aren't as stupid as the folks in here who bought into that lie.

 
 
 
Tessylo
6.2.16  Tessylo  replied to  1stwarrior @6.2.12    3 months ago

They're both immoral scumbags.  

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
6.2.17  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  dennis smith @6.2.13    3 months ago
Yes, it is the Dems who want things to be free for things that has been paid for

A prime example of why some might need free local junior college...

 
 
 
Tessylo
6.2.18  Tessylo  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @6.2.17    3 months ago
'A prime example of why some might need free local junior college...'

jrSmiley_86_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
loki12
6.3  loki12  replied to  Dean Moriarty @6    3 months ago

It seems the left is very sad, I've never seen so much praise for Bolton, They are touting his experience, His knowledge, I'm waiting for them to start a go fund me site for him. You can almost feel the Bolton love. 

 
 
 
Dulay
6.3.1  Dulay  replied to  loki12 @6.3    3 months ago
It seems the left is very sad, I've never seen so much praise for Bolton

You must have forgotten all about the gushing praise from Trump, Pence et al before and after his appointment to the NSA. 

 
 
 
It Is ME
6.3.2  It Is ME  replied to  Dulay @6.3.1    3 months ago
You must have forgotten all about the gushing praise from Trump, Pence et al before and after his appointment to the NSA. 

Some "Learn" their lesson and gets rid of the "One".

Others don't, and just bitch later !

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/06/21/obama-picks-james-comey/2447071/

https://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/obama-on-clinton-mistakes-230630

 
 
 
loki12
6.3.3  loki12  replied to  Dulay @6.3.1    3 months ago

Gee. You all are so wonderful  for telling me what a know.

but what does that have to do with the lefts sudden affection for John Bolton?

 
 
 
Split Personality
6.3.4  Split Personality  replied to  Dulay @6.3.1    3 months ago
512

Trump's pick of Bolton for national security adviser brings a bulldog to the White House

But Republican hawks welcomed the appointment.

“He believes in a strong military, going after terrorists, taking the gloves off,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. said on "Fox and Friends."

“He is a diplomat. But he understands that if you're going to deal with thugs like in Iran, you have to be taken seriously.  

Bolton is likely to encourage Trump’s more bullish tendencies when it comes to foreign policy, and some lawmakers are expecting a significant pivot in terms of foreign policy remarks from the White House.

“The era of leading-from-behind is over,” Graham said. “John Bolton is a leading-from-the-front kinda guy.”

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trumps-pick-of-bolton-for-national-security-adviser-brings-a-bulldog-to-the-white-house
 
 
 
Dulay
6.3.5  Dulay  replied to  loki12 @6.3.3    3 months ago
Gee. You all are so wonderful  for telling me what a know.

Gee, if you haven't forgotten you wouldn't have made that ridiculous comment. 

but what does that have to do with the lefts sudden affection for John Bolton?

Recognizing that he was one of the few that Trump has chosen that actually has qualifications isn't a show of sudden affection. 

Most are just citing the FACT that the duty of the NSA is to tell truth to power and that Bolton was fired for doing so. Something Trump can't stomach. 

 
 
 
It Is ME
6.3.6  It Is ME  replied to  Split Personality @6.3.4    3 months ago

https://www.devdiscourse.com/article/politics/665534-reactions-to-trump-firing-of-john-bolton-foreign-policy-hawk

"I'm a big fan of John Bolton. I've worked very well with him, and in my view he did a good job. But ultimately that's the president's decision to make. He has the right to have people around him that he wants." Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, told reporters:

"The president has the right to surround himself with advisers of his choice. I think everybody who works for the White House – any White House – understands that. I've got a lot of respect for Bolton. But what counts is who the president wants to advise him." Senator Bernie Sanders

 
 
 
loki12
6.3.7  loki12  replied to  Dulay @6.3.5    3 months ago

Really thanks! It’s so kind of you to tell me what I have forgotten. Glad you all find Bolton to truthful and honest. Even after all his mistakes regarding Iraq. I think he should have never been hired. But it’s fun to see all the support for him here.

 
 
 
Split Personality
6.3.8  Split Personality  replied to  It Is ME @6.3.6    3 months ago

And as I predicted elsewhere, the President and Bolton are now engaged in Twitter warfare, Bolton claiming he offered to quit, saying the POTUS did not want to hear about it, while the President claims he fired Bolton.

John Bolton OUT: 'You Can't Fire Me, I Quit'

No sooner is John Bolton's tenure ended but he and the so-called president start a PR war over who quit whom.

https://crooksandliars.com/2019/09/john-bolton-out-you-cant-fire-me-i-quit

Bolton Hits Back: You Didn’t Fire Me, I Offered To Quit

National Security Adviser John Bolton insists he resigned from his position at the White House, despite a tweet from President Donald Trump implying Bolton had been let go from the Trump administration.

https://www.joemygod.com/2019/09/bolton-hits-back-you-didnt-fire-me-i-offered-to-quit/

Trump and John Bolton have an 'I fired you/no I quit' Twitter fight

https://mashable.com/article/trump-john-bolton-fired-quit-twitter/

Meanwhile in the adult version of reality...

North Korea follows talk of restarting nuke talks by firing off 2 projectiles

The White House has not commented on reports of Tuesday's launching, which is the 10th such launch since May.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/nk-follows-talk-of-restarting-nuke-talks-by-firing-off-2-projectiles?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20foxnews%2Fworld%20%28Internal%20-%20World%20Latest%20-%20Text%29&utm_content=Yahoo%20Search%20Results

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
6.3.9  Trout Giggles  replied to  Split Personality @6.3.8    3 months ago

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It Is ME
6.3.10  It Is ME  replied to  Split Personality @6.3.8    3 months ago
And as I predicted elsewhere, the President and Bolton are now engaged in Twitter warfare, Bolton claiming he offered to quit, saying the POTUS did not want to hear about it, while the President claims he fired Bolton.

Not a "Big Deal" ! jrSmiley_22_smiley_image.gif

But "Reporting" about it ..... is a real money maker for others ! jrSmiley_12_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Split Personality
6.3.11  Split Personality  replied to  It Is ME @6.3.10    3 months ago

Capitalism is King.  Especially where the 1st Amendment is involved.

 
 
 
katrix
6.3.12  katrix  replied to  Split Personality @6.3.8    3 months ago

The timeline indicates Trump is the one who is lying. Big surprise there.

 
 
 
It Is ME
6.3.13  It Is ME  replied to  Split Personality @6.3.11    3 months ago
Capitalism is King.

Yep....jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

"Especially where the 1st Amendment is involved."

Consequences still exist ! jrSmiley_19_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
6.3.14  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  It Is ME @6.3.6    3 months ago

Bernie (BDS) Sanders has respect for Bolton?  Wow!  Now THERE'S a revelation.

 
 
 
Dulay
6.3.15  Dulay  replied to  loki12 @6.3.7    3 months ago
Really thanks! It’s so kind of you to tell me what I have forgotten.

Well you said that you'd 'never seen so much praise for Bolton'. So either you've forgotten or you're sadly uninformed. 

Glad you all find Bolton to truthful and honest.

Strawman. 

 
 
 
It Is ME
6.3.16  It Is ME  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.3.14    3 months ago
Bernie (BDS) Sanders has respect for Bolton?  Wow!  Now THERE'S a revelation.

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise ! jrSmiley_18_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
loki12
7  loki12    3 months ago

Trump is so good at uniting people, he has the left praising and sticking up for John Bolton. 

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
7.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  loki12 @7    3 months ago
praising and sticking up for John Bolton. 

no fan of the mustached Hawk, but one of the few the A whole hired with some damn experienced, thus, y he was fired, for,  yelling MOVIE THEATRE, at a Bon

Bon fire consuming Trumps' vanity, but being suffocated from it's enormously enormous abnormality also known as a enourmalty calamity , on the half shell. 

 
 
 
katrix
7.1.1  katrix  replied to  igknorantzrulz @7.1    3 months ago
Trump also felt like Bolton wasn't a forceful enough advocate for him in the media -- and that when he did make appearances, he wasn't convincing enough, since it was evident he didn't believe in some of Trump's foreign policy goals, the source added. 

https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/10/politics/trump-john-bolton-out/index.html

The snowflake's ego has no limits.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
7.1.2  Greg Jones  replied to  katrix @7.1.1    3 months ago

And what's wrong with that? 

Obama and the Clintons had ego on overdrive.

 
 
 
It Is ME
7.2  It Is ME  replied to  loki12 @7    3 months ago
Trump is so good at uniting people, he has the left praising and sticking up for John Bolton. 

And they call the "Right" fickle. jrSmiley_18_smiley_image.gif

#TDS

 
 
 
loki12
8  loki12    3 months ago

And the defense and Love for John Bolton from the left is so Heart warming to see.  

 
 
 
Ender
8.1  Ender  replied to  loki12 @8    3 months ago

I haven't seen that at all. At least not on this page.

 
 
 
livefreeordie
9  livefreeordie    3 months ago

The left and Establishment Republicans hate Bolton. They all should be celebrating.  Instead many see it as just another excuse to attack our President 

 
 
 
MUVA
9.1  MUVA  replied to  livefreeordie @9    3 months ago

Not sure they need a reason but I agree

 
 
 
lady in black
10  lady in black    3 months ago

He should have NEVER been hired in the first place.....I thought trumptard only hired the best and brightest.

 
 
 
lady in black
11  lady in black    3 months ago

Maybe trump will hire failin palin since she's getting a divorce.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
11.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  lady in black @11    3 months ago

Ooooo!!!!! That would be a good pick for NSA!

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
11.1.1  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Trout Giggles @11.1    3 months ago
That would be a good pick for NSA!

Not Sane Alaskan? She'd be perfect!

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
11.2  FLYNAVY1  replied to  lady in black @11    3 months ago

Caribou Barbie should take Kellyanne Conjob's post just so we can have a change of scenery, and then Michelle Bachman could handle LGBT relations for the Whitehouse...

 
 
 
loki12
11.2.1  loki12  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @11.2    3 months ago

Yeah! Liberal misogyny! 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
11.2.2  Raven Wing  replied to  loki12 @11.2.1    3 months ago
Liberal misogyny!

The one most guilty of misogyny is Trump himself, and coming from his own mouth. No Liberal can match him on that. 

 
 
 
loki12
11.2.3  loki12  replied to  Raven Wing @11.2.2    3 months ago

You’re right, the liberals misogyny is trumps fault!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
11.2.4  Raven Wing  replied to  loki12 @11.2.3    3 months ago
You’re right, the liberals misogyny is trumps fault!

Oh stop with the moronic snark and putting words in my mouth. I said no such thing, and YOU DO know it. Trump is a misogynist well beyond any others.

Now....go ahead, have the last word. I know it makes your day, and I am too busy to play your game.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
11.2.5  Trout Giggles  replied to  loki12 @11.2.3    3 months ago

liberal misogyny?

So if you say something about AOC and The Squad, can we call it conservative misogyny?

 
 
 
lady in black
11.2.6  lady in black  replied to  loki12 @11.2.1    3 months ago

What's misogynistic of not wanting to hear the screeching voices of these 2 women and failin palin's word salad?

 
 
 
dennis smith
11.2.7  dennis smith  replied to  lady in black @11.2.6    3 months ago

Even worse is the screeching voices of the Squad

 
 
 
Raven Wing
11.2.8  Raven Wing  replied to  dennis smith @11.2.7    3 months ago
Even worse is the screeching voices of the Squad

I guess right-wing misogyny against Dems is A-OK though. Biased much, eh?

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
11.2.9  Trout Giggles  replied to  Raven Wing @11.2.8    3 months ago

I asked that question and got crickets. I hope you fare better

 
 
 
Raven Wing
11.2.10  Raven Wing  replied to  Trout Giggles @11.2.9    3 months ago
I asked that question and got crickets. I hope you fare better

Still no answer, so guess the answer is that it is OK for right-wingers to denigrate the Left, but, not vise versa.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
11.3  Raven Wing  replied to  lady in black @11    3 months ago
Maybe trump will hire failin palin since she's getting a divorce.

Her husband is divorcing her because of incompatible temperaments, and she is a perfect temperament match for Trump. Palin is totally unqualified for Bolton's position, so she just might get it.

 
 
 
Tessylo
12  Tessylo    3 months ago

Yes, she could be part of the Space Farce.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
12.1  Tessylo  replied to  Tessylo @12    3 months ago

My  mistake, I thought you typed NASA.  

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
13  FLYNAVY1    3 months ago

Bolton had to go because Trump said he was responsible for his drop in approval from 42% to 36%.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
13.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @13    3 months ago

That's trmp...always pointing the finger....

 
 
 
dennis smith
13.1.1  dennis smith  replied to  Trout Giggles @13.1    3 months ago

Nah, Obama perfected the finger pointing.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
14  Paula Bartholomew    3 months ago

I wonder which of his relatives, ass kissers, or totally unqualified yes men he will fill the vacancy with.

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
15  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh    3 months ago

Bolton wanted to drone Camp David.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
15.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @15    3 months ago

While the Taliban were there?

Not a bad idea

 
 
 
Kavika
16  Kavika     3 months ago

 
 
 
MrFrost
17  MrFrost    3 months ago

Just another one of trumps "best people", fired. Seems odd, if trump only hires the best people, why does he keep firing them? 

Weird. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
17.1  Texan1211  replied to  MrFrost @17    3 months ago
Seems odd

What is odd is that some on the left are now complaining after Trump fired someone else they previously hated and wanted fired.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
17.1.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Texan1211 @17.1    3 months ago

They aren't complaints Tex, just observations of what seems to be an almost everyday occurrence of the shit show in the WH. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
17.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @17.1.1    3 months ago
They aren't complaints

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Kavika
18  Kavika     3 months ago

Trump Fired John Bolton For Not Being Pro-Taliban Enough

 
 
 
MrFrost
18.1  MrFrost  replied to  Kavika @18    3 months ago

In 2014 Trump tweeted that Obama was a fool for trying to negotiate with the taliban which of course led the right to scream that Obama was a Muslim. Guess that makes trump a Muslim and a fool. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
19  Buzz of the Orient    3 months ago

Does this mean that JohnRussell has actually AGREED with something that Trump has done?  Proof that miracles CAN happen.

 
 
 
MrFrost
20  MrFrost    3 months ago

Tucker Carlson seriously, no joke, called Bolton a leftist. The king of the warhawks, and was hired by trump....is a leftist. 

And then people wonder why normal people laugh when someone shows up using fox news as fact based news...  What a joke.. LOL 

 
 
 
Texan1211
20.1  Texan1211  replied to  MrFrost @20    3 months ago

Of course, there are those among us who realize that Tucker Carlson is a commentator, not a newsman.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
20.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  MrFrost @20    3 months ago

What were you doing watching Tucker Carlson?  From the day Bolton was brought in I never expected him to last long. He was an advocate for intervention and the President wants as many troops brought home as possible. I wonder if this is the end of the man we used to call the ambassador? I still visualize him coming out of the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University on a Friday afternoon. Getting into that black limousine on the way to Logan Airport. That was a long time ago!

 
 
 
freepress
21  freepress    3 months ago

Bolton was such a hot mess even Bush and crew tired of him. Unbelievable he was ever able to get his foot back in the door but since not one intelligent person bothered to look at his record and made the foolish mistake to take him on, there can't be enough said about what bad decisions this administration has made on every front.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
21.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  freepress @21    3 months ago

One thing can be said for Bolton - he's nobody's yes man. The best quality for an adviser.

 
 
 
Dulay
21.1.1  Dulay  replied to  Vic Eldred @21.1    3 months ago
The best quality for an adviser.

Though a quality that Trump cannot countenance. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
21.1.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Vic Eldred @21.1    3 months ago
he's nobody's yes man.

And that's why trmp fired him

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
21.1.3  Vic Eldred  replied to  Dulay @21.1.1    3 months ago
Though a quality that Trump cannot countenance. 

Those who never liked Bolton shouldn't be suddenly lamenting his firing. Think back to when Trump hired him.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
21.1.4  Vic Eldred  replied to  Trout Giggles @21.1.2    3 months ago
And that's why trmp fired him

Trump fired him for policy differences. Trump knew there were differences when he hired him. It's important to hear from all perspectives, but nobody gets to make an unauthorized statement to the leader of North Korea, not even the Stache!

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
21.1.5  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Vic Eldred @21.1.4    3 months ago

Trump fired him cause of his far inferior, and tremendously smaller, moustache marvel, and obviously, MUCH smaller upper lipp , respectfully. 

Disrespectfully slipped by Trumps taste savior, as Trump is his own personal best taste, savior, and his own favorite taste flavor

Orange pulp fiction affliction, as he can't convey a truth depiction, to save his families life, as there can ONLY BE ONE !

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
21.1.6  Trout Giggles  replied to  Vic Eldred @21.1.4    3 months ago
Trump fired him for policy differences.

Exactly! Bolton is not a yes man.

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
21.1.7  Dean Moriarty  replied to  Trout Giggles @21.1.6    3 months ago

Yes same reason Truman had to fire MacArthur. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
21.1.8  Vic Eldred  replied to  Trout Giggles @21.1.6    3 months ago
Exactly! Bolton is not a yes man.

Then fuckin Obama must have hated differing opinions as well! Thanks for solving it as only you could do!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
21.1.9  Vic Eldred  replied to  Dean Moriarty @21.1.7    3 months ago
Yes same reason Truman had to fire MacArthur. 

Perfect analogy, but they won't get it. Thanks Dean

 
 
 
Dulay
21.1.10  Dulay  replied to  Vic Eldred @21.1.3    3 months ago
Those who never liked Bolton shouldn't be suddenly lamenting his firing.

I haven't seen anyone 'lamenting his firing'. Most are commenting on the fact that Trump is lying about firing Bolton. 

I commented on the FACT that Trump wants yes men as advisors. Demanding that from an advisor, especially the NSA is just another illustration of Trump's narcissism. 

Think back to when Trump hired him.

Sure. Why did Trump hire Bolton as NSA when they disagree on almost every foreign policy issue? It's not like Bolton's opposing opinions weren't well known.

 
 
 
Dulay
21.1.11  Dulay  replied to  Dean Moriarty @21.1.7    3 months ago
Yes same reason Truman had to fire MacArthur. 

Really Dean?

Please post links to the public comments made by Bolton while NSA that contradicted Trump's policy prior to being fired. 

 
 
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