President Trump fired John Bolton as National Security Advisor Monday evening and made the announcement Tuesday on Twitter.
“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,” Trump said in a pair of tweets Tuesday.
A few minutes later, John Bolton fired off a tweet claiming he was the one who offered to resign Monday night.
BOLTON: I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, “Let’s talk about it tomorrow.”
I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, "Let's talk about it tomorrow."
— John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) September 10, 2019
John Bolton said in a text message to Fox News host Brian Kilmeade, “Let’s be clear, I resigned.”
"John Bolton just texted me," @kilmeade says live on Fox News, where Bolton was a former contributor. "He said, 'Let's be clear, I resigned.'"
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) September 10, 2019
WaPo reporter Robert Costa said that John Bolton shot him a text message claiming he’s the one who offered to resign last night.
Ambassador Bolton sends me a text message just now: “Let’s be clear, I resigned, having offered to do so last night.”
— Robert Costa (@costareports) September 10, 2019
John Bolton served as National Security Advisor under President Trump after General H.R. McMaster was forced out of the position in March of 2018.