Mitt Romney Is Sounding Off On John Bolton’s Firing, And It’s As Pathetic As You’d Expect

(Tea Party PAC) – Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) is coming out to chide the president after John Bolton was fired as National Security Advisor.

Not that anyone cares what Romney thinks.

“I’m very, very unhappy to hear that he is leaving. It’s a huge loss for the administration and for the nation,” Romney told reporters on Tuesday. “John Bolton is a brilliant man with decades of experience in foreign policy. His point of view was not always the same everybody else in the room. That’s why you wanted him there.”

“The fact that he was a contrarian from time to time was an asset, not a liability,” Romney added.

When asked who he thinks should replace Bolton, Romney replied, “John Bolton.”

On Tuesday, President Trump announced that he had fired Bolton and is planning on naming his replacement next week.

As usual, the president announced this move in a tweet:

“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, 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 adviser next week.”

Bolton issued his own tweet, confirming the news.

“I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, ‘Let’s talk about it tomorrow.’”

Trump has yet to elaborate on what led to Bolton’s dismissal, but it’s likely that conflict erupted over a canceled plan to host Taliban negotiators at Camp David.

The administration had a secret peace meeting between the US, Taliban, and Afganistan leaders last weekend, which was canceled after a suicide bomb attacked Kabul.

On Tuesday, the White House press office said that Bolton would appear with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin at a briefing.

Breitbart has more:

Since taking office more than two years ago, Trump has had three national security advisers — Bolton, Michael Flynn, H.R. McMaster. Bolton had been in the job since April 2018.

Bolton’s championed hawkish foreign policy views dating back to the Reagan administration and became a household name over his vociferous support for the Iraq War as the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. under George W. Bush.

Since joining the administration in the spring of last year, Bolton has espoused skepticism about the president’s whirlwind rapprochement with North Korea and has advocated against President Trump’s decision last year to pull U.S. troops out of Syria. He masterminded a quiet campaign inside the administration and with allies abroad to persuade President Trump to keep U.S. forces in Syria to counter the remnants of the Islamic State and Iranian influence in the region.

Bolton’s ouster was met with praise from Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), the libertarian-leaning lawmaker who has long opposed foreign interventions championed by the fired White House official. Paul reacted to Bolton’s firing in a tweet, writing: “I commend @realDonaldTrump for this necessary action. The President has great instincts on foreign policy and ending our endless wars. He should be served by those who share those views.”

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