U.S. President Donald Trump announced Wednesday on Twitter that Robert C. O’Brien will be the successor to John Bolton as national security adviser.
Trump wrote, "I am pleased to announce that I will name Robert C. O’Brien, currently serving as the very successful Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs at the State Department, as our new National Security Advisor. I have worked long & hard with Robert. He will do a great job!"
Unlike his predecessor, who spent a decade as a political activist and commentator before joining the Trump administration in 2018, O’Brien spent the past year working in a position that comes with a low media profile. Trump chose Bolton for the job of National Security Adviser mainly because of his bombastic television appearances, in which Bolton promoted hawkish, right-wing views regarding the Middle East and South America.
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