With the recent “resignation” of H.R. McMaster last week, you would think the upheaval in the Trump administration would eventually calm down. However, the word is the firings won’t be stopping yet.
Sources told Foreign Policy that incoming Nationa Security Advisor John Bolton, who will replace McMaster, will be firing dozens of people at the White House including any left over from the Obama administration.
‘Everyone who was there during Obama years should start packing their shit.’
It doesn’t get any more serious than that. Additionally, it’s reported he will fire nearly all of McMaster’s own appointees.
‘He is going to remove almost all the political [apointees] McMaster brought in.’
However, when asked about these allegations, Foreign Policy was told by a close colleague of Bolton’s it was “premature” to be talking about staff shakeups.
However, you can (and should) expect a major shakeup like this with Bolton stepping in as the third national security adviser to the president. Bolton is a warmonger. McMaster wasn’t foaming at the mouth to go to war with every country possible on the face of the globe.
Additionally, McMaster actually said Russia did meddle in the 2016 US presidential election, which reportedly set Trump on a tirade.
— John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) March 23, 2018
Bolton is the kind of guy Trump likes in his administration. Bolton worships the ground he walks on when he goes on Fox News as an analyst and basically agrees with everything Trump has touted for the past several years.
‘Trump and Bolton see eye to eye on a more hawkish foreign policy, especially when it comes to North Korea and Iran, and are equally averse to multilateral diplomacy, whether that means the U.N. or working with the European Union.’
Of course, Bolton will need to fire everyone. Anyone with a drop of sense in the administration currently will object to his notions, and they can’t have that.
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