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    John Bolton said to be out of favor

    The first mistake was to appoint Bolton to anything higher than dog catcher---but now trump has an opportunity to reverse that mistake---and it appears that just might become reality.
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    I'm surprised. I had no idea this was coming.

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    I never did care for his music.....

    youtube.com/watch?v=MUuNDb-nm5M

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    No surprise to me. It seems Trump has problems with strong personalities in his administration. I'm guessing he feels intimidated by them and dumps them quickly when they outshine his highness. Off with their heads!
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    Da, he is the boss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy_Rightwing View Post
    Da, he is the boss.
    Very true, and they serve at his pleasure. That is pretty much the case for everyone who works for an elected official.
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    And---the good news is---he is no longer out of favor---he is out of a job
    WASHINGTON — 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. “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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    But if Mr. Trump’s original national security team was seen as restraining a mercurial new commander in chief, the president found himself sometimes restraining Mr. Bolton. Behind the scenes, he joked about Mr. Bolton’s penchant for confrontation. “If it was up to John, we’d be in four wars now,” one senior official recalled the president saying.

    Mr. Trump also grew disenchanted with Mr. Bolton over the failed effort to push out President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela. Rather than the easy victory he was led to anticipate, the president has found himself bogged down in a conflict over which he has less influence than he had assumed. The political opposition backed by the White House could not turn Venezuela’s military against Mr. Maduro and has been stuck in a stalemate for months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    I never did care for his music.....

    youtube.com/watch?v=MUuNDb-nm5M
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    Can you imagine the war room? Dr Strangelove in slow motion.
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    I remember the left was up in arms when he was appointed and now that he got fired they are criticizing Trump.............the depth of the hypocrisy is obscene.
    OPINION....a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.

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    Mind bending...

    At Least Dave is consistent on Bolton...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wacojoe View Post
    Mind bending...

    At Least Dave is consistent on Bolton...
    Yes a rarity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CactusCurt View Post
    Can you imagine the war room? Dr Strangelove in slow motion.

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    “Gentlemen, gentlemen, you can’t fight in the war room!”
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