Bolton has lauded Trump's budget cuts to the United Nations, going so far as to suggesting that the U.S should withdraw from and defund the UN Human Rights Council. The top donor to the groups was Robert Mercer, who has given $5 million to Bolton's super PAC in recent years. "The Trump administration is turning out to be the most friendly administration to Israel ever".
Former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton speaks at the Republican Jewish Coalition, March 29, 2014, in Las Vegas. His hostility toward Islam points toward a set of extreme policies that could easily have the effect of abridging American Muslims' rights at home and alienating America's Muslim allies overseas. Foreign policy hawk John Bolton had been in conversations with Trump for weeks about taking the job, but had no indication he'd receive the offer Thursday until he was invited to the White House. Reports from the Washington Post provided all of the information in this article.
The positions that Bolton holds on these topics will come into play as events unfold through his time on the National Security Council. Internal coherence and policy effectiveness are not a primary or even secondary consideration.
Bolton is Trump's third national security adviser.
At the same time, they maintained the decision to remove him had been long in coming and was not a response to Tuesday's leak of briefing papers related to Trump's phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a disclosure that had generated considerable criticism and fresh speculation that McMaster was in trouble.
National security adviser H.R. McMaster has resigned and will be replaced by former United States ambassador and Fox News analyst John Bolton, President Donald Trump announced in a tweet on Thursday.
The appointment of the notorious warmonger John Bolton as Trump's national security adviser on Thursday is a clear sign that the White House is being put on a war footing. Kelly has expressed concerns to confidants about Bolton having unfettered access to the president, one person familiar with his thinking said.
North Korea is immediately within Trump's crosshairs.
As the then-top arms control official, he was a staunch advocate of the 2003 war in Iraq and supported the aggressive use of American power in foreign policy. Trump attempted to block transgender people from serving in the military, but Bolton has declined to take part in the right's LGBT-bashing, famously hiring gay staff and calling for the end of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. But the deal with Iran agreed by Mr Obama and other world leaders effectively invalidated Mr Bolton's resolutions - adopted under Chapter VII of the Charter - turning a blind eye to Iran's excursions in Syria.
Ordinary Americans too have derided President Trump's announcement. One former co-worker described Bolton as a "kiss up, kick down kind of guy", and he was notorious in past administrations for conniving and sneaking around officials who disagreed with him, both traits that Trump seems likely to enjoy ... until he doesn't. I am very thankful for the service of General H.R. McMaster who has done an outstanding job & will always remain my friend. Love Bolton or hate him, no one imagines he will be a self-effacing figure, and no one hires him to run a no-drama process.
McMaster's exit is the latest in a string of high-profile departures from the White House that started with national security adviser Michael Flynn and has also included chief of staff Reince Priebus, chief strategist Steve Bannon, economic adviser Gary Cohn and Tillerson. How do you feel about Bolton being at the wheel?
Bolton was one of the gang of war criminals in the Bush administration that invented and promoted the lies about Iraq's non-existent weapons of mass destruction that were used as the pretext for the brutal US-led invasion and occupation.