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Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:04 PM

Trump says he fired national security advisor John Bolton -- but Bolton says he 'offered to resign'

Source: CNBC

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he fired national security advisor John Bolton, saying on Twitter he had "disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions."

But minutes later, Bolton in his own tweet said that he "offered to resign" Monday night, and that Trump told him, "Let's talk about it tomorrow."

Either way, Bolton's departure shocked Washington, D.C.

"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," Trump said in a tweet.

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/10/trump-says-he-fired-national-security-advisor-john-bolton.html






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Reply Trump says he fired national security advisor John Bolton -- but Bolton says he 'offered to resign' (Original post)
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:05 PM

1. A tragedy for warmongers everywhere.

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:06 PM

4. Exactly

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:42 PM

46. ....

Bolton will go over to the Dick's (Cheney) house and lay his head in the Dicks lap and the Dick will pet Bolton's head and tell him all will be okay.

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:36 PM

94. It is!! Better find Darth Cheney...........

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 02:22 PM

113. As demented as Bolton is, he is saner than the creature

The creature may not have agreed with some of the suggestions from Bolton because Bolton may have put the breaks on the creature.

What a clown car the WH has become.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:06 PM

2. lol, Is it good news that Bolton is out or bad news that the guy opposed to bringing the Taliban

to Camp David is out?

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 02:47 PM

122. I'm looking at as bad news

Last edited Wed Sep 11, 2019, 02:41 PM - Edit history (1)

Bolton may have been the one member of Trump's inner circle who Putin hasn't got any dirt on.


rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #122)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 03:19 PM

127. Interesting point

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:06 PM

3. Here's the link to NPR's coverage

https://www.npr.org/2019/09/10/724363700/trump-fires-john-bolton-in-final-break-after-months-of-policy-divisions

President Trump has fired national security adviser John Bolton, the lifelong proponent of American hard power, after months of division between the men over the direction of foreign and national security policy.

Trump announced the news on Tuesday in a post 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....
ó Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2019

Bolton was Trump's third national security adviser and continued the pattern of departures by advisers who proved a bad fit for a White House led by the rare president with no prior experience with the military, national security or elected office.

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Response to Julian Englis (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:50 PM

100. A lie already

tRUMP: "Informed him last night"

Bolton:

"he said, "let's discuss in the morning".

ha ha ha ha ha....ROT in Hell sucker.

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Response to SayItLoud (Reply #100)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 02:09 PM

109. trump is such a coward

he's only brave when he tweets.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:06 PM

5. When you lose to Tucker and Hannity

Sad.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:06 PM

6. LOL!!!

Just saw the NYT breaking -

John Bolton Out as National Security Adviser

By Peter Baker

Sept. 10, 2019, 12:01 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON ó President Trump fired John R. Bolton, his third national security adviser, on Tuesday amid fundamental disagreements over how to handle major foreign policy challenges like Iran, North Korea and Afghanistan. Mr. Trump announced the decision on Twitter. ďI 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.Ē

His departure comes as Mr. Trump is pursuing diplomatic openings with two of the United Statesí most intractable enemies, efforts that have troubled hard-liners in the administration, like Mr. Bolton, who view North Korea and Iran as profoundly untrustworthy.

The president has continued to court Kim Jong-un, the repressive leader of North Korea, despite Mr. Kimís refusal to surrender his nuclear program and despite repeated short-range missile tests by the North that have rattled its neighbors. In recent days, Mr. Trump has expressed a willingness to meet with President Hassan Rouhani of Iran under the right circumstances, and even to extend short-term financing to Tehran, although the offer has so far been rebuffed.

To his admirers, Mr. Bolton was supposed to be a check on what they feared would be naÔve diplomacy, a cleareyed realist who would keep a president without prior experience in foreign affairs from giving away the store to wily adversaries. But Mr. Trump has long complained privately that Mr. Bolton was too willing to get the United States into another war. The tension between the men was aggravated in recent months by the presidentís decisions to call off a planned airstrike on Iran in retaliation for the downing of an American surveillance drone and to meet with Mr. Kim at the Demilitarized Zone and cross over into North Korea.


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/10/us/politics/john-bolton-national-security-adviser-trump.html


You bring a war-mongering neocon in and he will war-monger.

So what does Lindsey have to say about this?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 02:16 PM

110. Bolton appears to have the dubious distinction of being too batshit crazy even for TRUMP.

Best quote from the NYT article...
Mr. Trump has long complained privately that Mr. Bolton was too willing to get the United States into another war...ďIf it was up to John, weíd be in four wars now,Ē one senior official recalled the president saying.


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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #110)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 02:28 PM

117. They knew that he was a war-mongering neocon

He joins a growing line of discards -





(and ironically his predecessors were both generals yet Bolton was the war-mongeringest of all!)

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:08 PM

7. .

Geez. Fuck Bolton. Annoys me to realize I agree with ApricotHellbeast

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:08 PM

8. Who on DU here called this???

Donít know who said it, but it was just a few days ago someone on DU said that Bolton would be gone.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:23 PM

27. Malaise did. nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:09 PM

9. The mustache pouts n/t

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Response to hibbing (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:59 PM

61. That fugly moustache is proof alone that John Bolton has poor decision-making skills.

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Response to OMGWTF (Reply #61)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:13 PM

80. That nasty moustache

Looks like the scrubbing bubbles sink cleaner moustache!! Lol!

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Response to OMGWTF (Reply #61)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 02:23 PM

114. DUzy!!!!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:10 PM

10. I'm very glad that Bolton

is out.

But ... with Trump we go from awful to more awful, so God knows who Bolton's replacement will be.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:12 PM

11. He'll be replaced by a total Nazi.

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #11)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:15 PM

17. Yes, yes, and yes. Bolton not enough of a true believer.

Jared is selecting his team.

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #11)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:09 PM

75. So Stephen Miller then

Or Jarvanka

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #11)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:10 PM

76. The Fascist warmongers,..

Sen. Lindsey Graham
Sen. Tom Cotton

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:15 PM

16. There's an unindicted war criminal with foreign policy experience

who's still alive at age 96.

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Response to generalbetrayus (Reply #16)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:42 PM

45. Kissinger is too level-headed

You have to be a mobster or a god-warrior.

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Response to generalbetrayus (Reply #16)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 02:42 PM

120. If Criminal Don

likes him, he'll no doubt be the choice. Either that or Jared's coffee boy might be promoted.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:13 PM

12. "Tarnation! That idjit FIRED me???"



"It's because I wouldn't roll over and do everything that flea-bitten varmit said -- but it ain't as though we Republicans are put in jobs we're actually qualified for!"


rocktivity

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:14 PM

13. Just one more job Kushner will have to take on

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Response to Bayard (Reply #13)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:00 PM

62. Get the sharpie out and draw a moustache on Jared.

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Response to onenote (Reply #62)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:05 PM

67. You need to tweet this.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:14 PM

14. Didn't Trump just say "lies, all lies" about reports...

...that Bolton and Pence challenged his Afghanistan/Taliban summit?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:15 PM

15. Is Tom Cotton next up to bat? He seems to agree with IQ45 on

war mongering.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:16 PM

18. Bolton's response tweet:

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #18)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:24 PM

28. BOLTON IS TEXTING FOX HOSTS WHO ARE ON AIR TO DISPUTE TRUMP'S ACCOUNT OF HIS FIRING

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #28)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:28 PM

33. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #33)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:36 PM

40. Indeed!





Dude is texting everyone! Ha!

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #40)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:40 PM

41. Yup

His already-tarnished rep has now taken a real good dive and he ain't havin' it!!!



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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #41)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:49 PM

53. More popcorn:

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #53)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:50 PM

55. This is gonna be him

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #55)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:51 PM

57. Lol!

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #57)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:53 PM

58. You don't f with a narcissitic neocon

like Bolton.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #55)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:06 PM

69. Dying! And want some popcorn!

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #69)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:11 PM

78. Had to get a big batch made!



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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #78)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:21 PM

84. LOL

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Response to Zoonart (Reply #84)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:27 PM

86. Finally got the assembly line up and running!



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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #86)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:29 PM

90. You are killing' me. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Thanks, I really needed a. laugh.

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Response to Zoonart (Reply #90)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:32 PM

92. We all need the laugh

The past 3 years have been such a nightmare.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #92)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:39 PM

95. OMG yes.

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Response to Zoonart (Reply #95)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:40 PM

96. ...

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #86)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 02:03 PM

101. This is the best thread of the month!

Thanks, all. I needed the LOL.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #78)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:27 PM

87. ROFL! ::: holds out bucket :::

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #87)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:28 PM

88. Step right up!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #88)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:34 PM

93. Thanks, LOL!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #33)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:47 PM

51. Oh yeah....

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #51)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:49 PM

54. Gonna be an interesting next couple days!

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #18)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:05 PM

66. So

Bolton wanted to leave on his terms, but it appears that Chump just wanted to get the upper hand by "waiting until tomorrow". Figures.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:16 PM

19. Ironic that as much as I detest Bolton, I am not convinced this will improve anything

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #19)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 02:03 PM

102. It won't improve things, but its just a nice bit of comic relief watching these two asses argue.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #19)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 07:04 PM

134. Depends on who it is

If they have no ties to the Mercers, then it's a step up
Could be the ghost of Stalin; no Mercers, a step up

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:17 PM

20. Fantastic news!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:17 PM

21. Assume the position, Bolton

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:17 PM

22. Who wins the pool? NT

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #22)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:19 PM

23. My bet's on Wilbur Ross

because he makes Trump look young

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:19 PM

24. To be replaced by Gen. Buck Turgidson



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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:20 PM

25. Hopefully this will finally end the PNAC agenda of world domination.


And hopefully prevent a war with Iran.

I wonder if he'll get rid of the PNAC's Space Force too?

PNAC key positions, 2000:

"Control the new 'international commons' of space and 'cyberspace,' and pave the way for the creation of a new military service--U.S. Space Forces--with the mission of space control."


[link:https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Project_for_the_New_American_Century|]

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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #25)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:08 PM

71. Really?

I know about PNAC from long ago, but wasn't aware that the "Space Force" was part of it?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:22 PM

26. Good riddance to bad rubbish. nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:24 PM

29. He messaged Robert Costa of NBC and said he resigned

..or offered to resign last night

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #29)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:31 PM

35. "I will have my say in due course...."

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #35)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:32 PM

36. oh goodie. n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #35)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 02:06 PM

106. Oot-ooh. Sooner rather than later?

What incrimination will he disclose regarding:
'The Chosen 🍄,
The King of Micro Fungi'?




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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:25 PM

30. Bolton is vicious and hot-tempered. I bet he won't stay quiet the way so many

former Trump appointees do.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #30)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:51 PM

56. They were saying (CNN) how sneaky and working behind everyone's back he is.


He knows how to use the bureaucracy to win an argument that he had been very likely to lose.

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Response to Peregrine Took (Reply #56)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:01 PM

63. I hope he lets his back-stabbing freak fly. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #30)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:09 PM

74. With a temperament like Bolton's

I'm surprised that he lasted as long as he did with Chump. Dirty Don isn't used to men that stand up to him, he's a coward.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #30)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 02:05 PM

105. This could be soooooo much fun.

Heís possibly but not likely going to hit the talk show circuit like The Mooch. Heís more likely to set up a good backstabbing. This will be FUN.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:27 PM

31. Trump's own suggestions are completely insane

so I'd be curious to see what Bolton had suggested that was too much for Trump.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:27 PM

32. Yup...he's blaming him for the Taliban clusterfuck.

Is anyone even surprised?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:28 PM

34. Nah, racist Fatso didn't fire Bolton ...

putin TOLD his fat puppet to fire the mustached crazy one.

THE END.

CHAOS, CHAOS, CHAOS.

putin loves causing CHAOS in the the USA (USSA).

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:33 PM

37. ETTD!

Last edited Tue Sep 10, 2019, 05:56 PM - Edit history (1)

In the immortal words of Rick Wilson.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:36 PM

38. "YOU DIDN'T FIRE ME! I QUIT!!!"

everything that bolton says must be done in all caps. he's that angry.

just another bad comedic moment from our tragic comedy that is our government run by trumpy the clown.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:36 PM

39. America is in full retreat

Our adversaries will take advantage of our self-generated chaos.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:41 PM

42. I have seen this before.

Smart people have problems being lead by idiots.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:41 PM

43. Ruling edicts by tweet

What a sad state of affairs ...

We may never recover from this shitshow

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:41 PM

44. more from Bolton

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #44)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 03:00 PM

124. If you 'resigned', Walrus Boy, then by definition you did not 'offer to resign' ...

You just resigned.

See how that works?

Such a freaking clownshow this admin is

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:43 PM

47. good riddance!

May Bolton never ascend to a position of power again.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:45 PM

48. John Bolton and President Trump got into a bitter argument last night over the president's plan to..

John Bolton and President Trump got into a bitter argument last night over the presidentís plan to host Taliban leaders at Camp David, two people tell me.

Itís unclear if it was on the phone or in person.


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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:46 PM

49. Moving the deck chairs around on the Titanic

Bolton is a no good asshole but even he knows that Trump is nuts and bringing in the
Taliban on 9/11 had very bad optics.

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Response to Botany (Reply #49)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:15 PM

81. +1

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:46 PM

50. Contrary to "The Apprentice" bullshit, Trump is too cowardly to fire people face to face.

He always does it behind their back.


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Response to dalton99a (Reply #50)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:58 PM

59. Absolutely! My sentiments exactly.

As soon as I saw the word "fired" I thought....oh no he didn't.

Bolton is out but no way the cowardly dotard did it.

I think he is physically afraid to confront people.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #50)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:11 PM

79. He got the upper hand, didn't he?

That's what matters to him.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:49 PM

52. Have a little pity for Iran's Minister of Defense

His budget requests will be taken a lot less seriously for a while. Poor guy.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:58 PM

60. Bolton resigned, Trump lied about it. So what else is new?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:02 PM

64. Wouldn't it be refreshing if Bolton told the truth about what is going on in the White House?

It's astonishing to me that Bolton uttered the first sane thing in his life and he got fired for it. I hope he blabs to every news outlet in sight.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #64)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:08 PM

72. Oh he's butthurt indeed.

I hope he plans his revenge carefully and sinks drumph.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:03 PM

65. " I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions,"

Uh.....YOU hired him moron.

Only the "very best".


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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:05 PM

68. Who knows, maybe

he'll pair up with "Mooch" and offer another line of "insight" into the "tRump" mis-administration!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:06 PM

70. I'm guessing Trump thinks staffers quitting is a sign of weakness on his part...

so he merely lies (natch) and tell his sub-literate fan base he fired them to save face.

"You can't quit! I fired you!!!"

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:09 PM

73. " Live by the tweet, die by the tweet. Do you need a hug?"......................




John Bolton: Trump sacks national security adviser


https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49655279

16 minutes ago

US President Donald Trump has fired his National Security Adviser John Bolton.

"I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House," he wrote.

"I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions," Mr Trump wrote, adding that a new national security adviser would be appointed next week.

.................................................

Sources said that the National Security Council, which advises the president, had become a separate entity within the White House under Mr Bolton.

A former senior Trump administration official, who wished to remain anonymous, told the BBC: "He [Bolton] operates separately from the rest of the White House.

According to the official, Bolton did not attend meetings, and followed his own initiatives.

"He's running his own show," said the official.






A White House official told the BBC's US partner, CBS News. "Bolton has his priorities. He didn't ask the president 'What are your priorities.' They're Bolton's priorities."

Mr Bolton had opposed peace talks with the Taliban, which Mr Trump scrapped at the weekend after inviting the group to the US.

Mr Trump's policy drew criticism especially because of its timing, close to the anniversary of the 11 September 2001 attacks by al-Qaeda, a group that the Taliban had hosted in Afghanistan.


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According to Foreign Policy magazine, Mr Bolton had argued that inviting a US-designated terror group to Camp David - the presidential retreat outside Washington - would "set a terrible precedent".


His opposition led to a growing rift with the secretary of state, who appeared on five separate news programmes on Sunday to defend Mr Trump's outreach to the Taliban.
...............................................



John Bolton @AmbJohnBolton
I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, "Let's talk about it tomorrow."




?s=20

Holly Figueroa O'Reilly @AynRandPaulRyan

37m
Replying to @AmbJohnBolton


Live by the tweet, die by the tweet.
Do you need a hug?

?s=20




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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:10 PM

77. Musta been one of...

...those, "You're..." "I QUIT!" "...fired" moments.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:19 PM

82. the reality show host MUST say you're fired!. nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:21 PM

83. Let me guess

Bolton explained the optics of inviting the people who harbored Osama bin Laden after 9/11 to Camp David during the week of 9/11, and Trump canned him for it.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #83)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 02:04 PM

104. Which

is one of the craziest crap Trump has suggested , as a NY'er you would think Trump knew that. Alas, you would be wrong.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:22 PM

85. Someone at Fox News will be getting a promotion.

Hard to say who, but some on air personality will be moving from Ministry Of Propaganda to White House duties. It'll definitely be a man because Trump only appoints women to secondary non leadership positions, but I'm sure there's a short list of hosts who had lauded Trump lately.

Hannity knows better than to leave his big buck show for a six month stint of pointless dithering, but Stuart Varney is willing to do anything for more photo-ops with his hero. He doesn't know shit about foreign policy, so he'd be a shoe-in for the gig.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:29 PM

89. Makes me wonder now

Exactly which lie it was he wouldn't help him promote that has gotten HIM fired?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:30 PM

91. from the point of view of christofascist paranoia...

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:43 PM

97. Bolton's chances of "hanging himself" have just gone way up.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:48 PM

98. Ass Kissers Never Learn

tRUMP MUST be top dog. He will do anything to APPEAR as top dog. The fools on the hill and in the Oral Office STILL haven't figured that out. I detest Bolton but he's not stupid. But, tRUMP had to make him look dumber than a door nail.

Bolton NEEDED to be humiliated and thrown under the tRUMP bus. If allowed to resign tRUMP would have felt that his cult saw weakness.

No dignity, no decent exit, no resignations....only " I fired (fill in a name).

Who's next????? Pompeo, do you hear me?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:49 PM

99. You can't quit, ...

?1489851492


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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 02:03 PM

103. I guess he wasn't crazy enough.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 02:06 PM

107. Even a broken clock is right twice a day

Not sad to see him go.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 02:07 PM

108. i don't get why anyone is shocked

everything trump touches dies.

i don't like rick wilson very much but i love the title of his book.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 02:22 PM

111. Bolton tweet

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 02:22 PM

112. I know one thing for sure

Bolton's not getting a job with the NEXT president, whoever he or she may be.
Hopefully it's a Democrat!

Just sayin'



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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 02:27 PM

115. I believe Bolton when he said he resigned.

Trump is a cowardly wuss and would never fire anyone to their face.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 02:28 PM

116. Dueling dicks.

Only one could survive.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 02:35 PM

118. The problem is that Trump never wanted advisors, he wants cheerleaders.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 02:40 PM

119. Look, The Diversion Worked

Today we are not talking about Trump's inhumane treatment of the Bahamian people.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 02:42 PM

121. Offering to resign because the alternative is being fired

is being fired -- you idjit.





rocktivity

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 02:56 PM

123. Bolton's turn to write a scathing book about Trump.

He will join Mattis, Tillerson, Cohen, the Mooch, Amarosa, et al. who have turned on Trump. When Trump finally gets hit with the goods on him, he'll have no friends left. Indeed, he never had friends, just people trying to use him to gain money, fame and/or power.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 03:11 PM

125. "Offered"? It was more like...

Trump: "Bolton, you're fucking fired. Get out of my sight right fucking now."

Bolton: "You can't fire me, asshole. I quit!"

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 03:13 PM

126. But he hires the best people

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 03:24 PM

128. I think Bolton did resign .

The media is talking about foreign policy disagreements between Trump and Bolton just built up over time.

That would be a impossible reason for Trump to fire him because the Trump administration does not have any foreign policy.

And I think Trump wanted to keep a high profile war monger on board just in case it looked to him like he was going to lose the 2020 election a nice war would be a good way to win the election. Bolton has probably given more thought to what country we could attack without the US being devastated in response. Probably has a long list with war plans for each.

And I can hear Trump at rallies "You can't change horses in the middle of the stream". And that would be enough "patriot" votes to win the election.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 03:27 PM

129. Many people will be disapointed Bolton wasn't able to deliver the war they were hoping for. n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 04:01 PM

130. Whichever it is, good

Bolton was a crazy chickenhawk warmonger who disagreed with Trump on going to war with multiple countries.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 04:01 PM

131. Which is worse

The war monger Bolton who at least objected to giving away the store or the replacement who might approve of Trumpís obsequiousness?

I hate this administration.

Btw if bolton offered to resign and trump fired him rather than accept the resignation that counts as being fired to me. The lie might only be about the timing. Ha. Only. And so far. Trump wonít be able to admit bolton offered first.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 05:58 PM

132. ain't that a shame...

...it's that time again,



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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 07:03 PM

133. The Mercers will move quickly to toss Bolton overboard

He was their guy and wanted him as Sec of State.
Wonder how quickly the Mercers will move against him
They were quick to knife Bannon

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 08:30 PM

135. Bolton was superexcited this morning because all his emails had "Regime Change" on the subject line

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 08:57 PM

136. Bolton shouldve never been there. He wanted a war. Anywhere.

I approve of this firing.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:29 PM

137. I am all out of fucks to give

But I might be able to find a ratís ass.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 01:54 AM

138. Bolton is now free

to take his shoes and socks off and walk in the grass. And smell the roses.

Trump is now free to go down 5th Avenue and shoot a few civilians.

And the GOP will applaud, and call him a Great Leader.

. . . . something rotten in the state of . . . usa

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 08:46 PM

139. Every time he opens his mouth, people watch for lies...

Even his most ardent fans question him now. And he keeps doubling down on prevarication. Itís wonderful.

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