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Trump Replaces McMaster With Bolton as National Security Adviser

  • President continues to shake up administration’s top ranks
  • Bolton brings hawkish views on foreign policy to new role
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Bloomberg’s Jodi Schneider reports on President Trump replacing H.R. McMaster with John Bolton.(Source: Bloomberg)
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President Donald Trump is replacing White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster with John Bolton, a former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations famed for his hawkish views, in the latest shakeup of his administration.

“I am pleased to announce that, effective 4/9/18, @AmbJohnBolton will be my new National Security Advisor,” Trump said in a tweet. “I am very thankful for the service of General H.R. McMaster who has done an outstanding job & will always remain my friend. There will be an official contact handover on 4/9.”