Why Trump and Bolton Were On a Collision Course

John Bolton, national security advisor, right, and Mike Pompeo, U.S. secretary of state, listen during a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, not pictured, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, June 20, 2019. Trudeau plans to take up trade disputes with Trump today and meet with congressional leaders on the proposed U.S.-Canada-Mexico trade pact. Photographer: Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via Bloomberg

This Tuesday, President Trump announced that he had fired John Bolton, the third person to serve as National Security Advisor in his administration, noting that he had “disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions.”

Bolton retorted on Twitter, “I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, ‘Let’s talk about it tomorrow’.” (…)

Why Trump and Bolton Were On a Collision Course