John Bolton to replace H.R. McMaster as national security adviser

National security adviser H.R. McMaster is being replaced by former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, President Trump announced via Twitter Thursday.

“I am pleased to announce that, effective 4/9/18, @AmbJohnBolton will be my new National Security Advisor,” the president wrote.


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The National Security Advisor, unlike many other federal appointments, does not require Senate confirmation, which may ease the personnel change. Bolton’s bluntness and rock-ribbed conservatism have earned him the ire of America’s international enemies and Democrats. Iran’s Foreign Ministry has called Bolton “rude” and “undiplomatic”; North Korea’s murderous Kim regime described him as “human scum and bloodsucker”; and Democrats, for their part, refused to confirm him as U.N. ambassador, leading President George W. Bush to appoint him while the Senate was in recess.

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