President Trump Unloads On Former NAtional Security Adviser John Bolton

New National Security Adviser John Bolton listens as U.S. President Donald Trump holds a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 9, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Reuters: Trump says Bolton a ‘disaster’ on North Korea, ‘out of line’ on Venezuela

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that John Bolton, dismissed a day earlier as national security adviser, had been a “disaster” on North Korea policy, “out of line” on Venezuela, and did not get along with important administration officials.

Trump said Bolton had made mistakes, including offending North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un by demanding that he follow a “Libyan model” and hand over all his nuclear weapons.

“We were set back very badly when John Bolton talked about the Libyan model … what a disaster,” Trump told reporters at the White House.

“He’s using that to make a deal with North Korea? And I don’t blame Kim Jong Un for what he said after that, and he wanted nothing to do with John Bolton. And that’s not a question of being tough. That’s a question of being not smart to say something like that.”

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WNU Editor: Apparently there are five names on a short list to be the next National Security Adviser …. Trump says he has five “highly qualified people” to consider for John Bolton’s job (CBS).

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