John Bolton fired as Trump’s national security adviser – live news

President tweeted about the firing after reports emerged Bolton opposed Trump plan to hold peace talks with the Taliban at Camp David

Steven Mnuchin dismissed any notion that Bolton’s departure signaled the national security team was a “mess.”

“That’s the most ridiculous question I’ve ever heard,” the treasury secretary said.

Reporter: “Is this national security staff a mess.”
Mnuchin: “Absolutely not. That’s the most ridiculous question I’ve heard of.”

Pompeo delivered a pretty iconic response when asked whether he was caught off-guard by Bolton’s firing. “I’m never surprised,” the secretary of state said.

Pompeo went on to scold the press, encouraging journalists not to focus on “palace intrigue.”

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