John Bolton Out as US National Security Adviser
U.S. President Donald Trump forced out John Bolton as his national security adviser on Tuesday. The president says they had strong disagreements on several policy issues.
Trump tweeted that he told Bolton Monday night his services were no longer needed at the White House. He later said that Bolton offered his resignation Tuesday morning.
Trump added that he "disagreed strongly" with many of Bolton's suggestions, "as did others in the administration."
Bolton answered in a tweet of his own that he offered to resign Monday and that "President Trump said, 'Let's talk about it tomorrow.'"
Bolton's ouster came as a surprise to many White House employees. Just an hour before Trump's tweet, the press office reported that Bolton would join Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in a briefing.
Bolton was always an unlikely choice to be Trump's third national security adviser. The official's ideas seemed to conflict the president's "America First" position.
Bolton has supported a strong military-centered position in foreign policy since the 1980s when he served under President Ronald Reagan. He became known for his support for the Iraq War as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under George W. Bush.
Bolton briefly considered becoming a presidential candidate in 2016, partly to argue against the isolationist position of then-candidate Trump.
In the Trump administration, Bolton called for careful dealing with the growing relationship between the United States and North Korea. He planned a quiet campaign inside the administration and with U.S. allies to persuade Trump to keep U.S. forces in Syria.
Most recently Bolton reportedly opposed Trump's offer to meet for peace talks with leaders of Afghanistan's Taliban. On Monday, the administration announced it had cancelled the meeting.
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1.national security 国家安全
In the face of national security, no security is secondary.
2.peace talks 和平会谈
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3.argue against 反对
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4.no longer 不再
She no longer feared that they should misunderstand her.
5.Bolton's ouster came as a surprise to many White House employees.
came as a surprise 使...吃惊
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AT&T's announcement on Sunday came as a surprise to many.
6.In the Trump administration, Bolton called for careful dealing with the growing relationship between the United States and North Korea.
dealing with 处理；应付
We came up against a great deal of resistance in dealing with the case.
We know we're dealing with someone with a different frame of reference.
周二，美国总统特朗普勒令国家安全顾问约翰·博尔顿（Donald Trump）辞职 。特朗普表示，他们在某些政见上存在严重分歧 。
特朗普在推特上表示，他周一晚间告诉博尔顿，白宫不再需要他的服务 。他随后称，博尔顿周二上午提出辞职 。
博尔顿下台让许多白宫雇员颇感意外 。就在特朗普发推文的前一个小时，白宫新闻办公室报道称，博尔顿将与国务卿迈克·蓬佩奥(Mike Pompeo)和财政部长史蒂文·姆努钦(Steven Mnuchin)一起出席记者会 。
博尔顿当选为特朗普的第三任国家安全顾问一直不被看好 。他的观点似乎与总统的“美国优先”立场冲突 。
自上世纪80年代在罗纳德·里根(Ronald Reagan)总统任内任职以来，博尔顿一直支持在外交政策上以军事为中心的强硬立场 。在乔治·沃克·布什(George W. Bush)在任期间，担任美国驻联合国大使的博尔顿因支持伊拉克战争而闻名 。
在特朗普政府任职期间，博尔顿呼吁谨慎处理美国和朝鲜日益增长的关系 。他策划在政府内部和美国盟友之间展开一场秘密行动，说服特朗普让美军留在叙利亚 。
据报道，最近博尔顿反对特朗普提出的与阿富汗塔利班领导人举行和谈的提议 。周一，特朗普政府宣布取消会议 。