Trump replaces McMaster as national security adviser with Bolton

Trump replaces McMaster as national security adviser with Bolton

US National security adviser H.R. McMaster has resigned and will be replaced by former US ambassador and Fox News analyst John Bolton, President Donald Trump announced in a tweet yesterday.

"I pleased to announce that, effective 4/9/18, John Bolton will be my new National Security Advisor. I am very thankful for the service of General H.R. McMaster who has done an outstanding job and will always remain my friend," Trump wrote. He added that there will be an official contact handover on April 19.

"After 34 years of service to our nation, I am requesting retirement from the US Army effective this summer after which I will leave public service. Throughout my career it has been my greatest privilege to serve alongside extraordinary servicemembers and dedicated civilians," McMaster said in a statement released by the White House.

Trump and Bolton have been discussing for weeks how he could replace McMaster. According to a source familiar with those negotiations, Bolton promised Trump "he wouldn't start any wars" if he was selected, CNN reported.

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