September 11, 2019

John Bolton wore out his welcome at Trump’s White House

Featuring Loren DeJonge Schulman

Source: Financial Times

Journalists Demetri Sevastopulo, Aime Williams

John Bolton was seen as an odd choice when Donald Trump chose the foreign policy hawk to succeed HR McMaster as the White House national security adviser in March 2018.

Aside from his trademark moustache, which Mr Trump hated, he was a proponent of employing American power overseas in the kind of muscular way that Mr Trump had rejected during his 2016 campaign.

Eighteen months later, Mr Bolton met the same fate as Mr McMaster — fired by a president who had grown frustrated at his efforts to thwart his foreign policy on everything from Iran and North Korea to Russia and, just last weekend, Afghanistan.

Read the full story and more in the Financial Times.

Authors

  • Loren DeJonge Schulman

    Deputy Director of Studies

    Loren DeJonge Schulman is the Deputy Director of Studies and the Leon E. Panetta Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security. Her research interests include nation...