John Bolton Biography
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John Bolton is a consultant, attorney, political commentator, Republican advisor, and former diplomat for national security. From April 9, 2018 to September 10, 2019, he served as the United States ‘ 27th National Security Advisor. President Trump shot his third national security adviser, John R. Bolton, on Tuesday in the midst of basic disagreements about how to deal with significant foreign policy problems such as Iran, North Korea, and Afghanistan.
John Bolton Age
John Bolton was born to Virginia Clara “Ginny,” a housewife, and Edward Jackson “Jack” Bolton, a Baltimore City fireman, on November 20, 1948, in Baltimore, Maryland. He grew up in Yale Heights ‘ working-class neighbourhood.
John Bolton Education
Bolton was awarded a scholarship to the 1966 graduating McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Maryland. He also led the 1964 campaign for Goldwater Students for the school. He entered the University of Yale and earned a BA. And in 1970 he graduated summa cum laude. He was a Yale Political Union member. From 1971 to 1974, he attended Yale Law School and was awarded a Juris Doctor (J.D) in 1974.
John Bolton Wife & Daughter
Bolton is married to a financial planner with AXA Advisors, Gretchen Smith Bolton. Bolton had a spouse before Smith, Christine Bolton, whom he married in 1972 and divorced in 1983–with respect to corroborated claims that she had been forced into group sex.
The couple, together with Jennifer, have a daughter and live in Bethesda, Maryland.
John Bolton Political Career
Bolton was Vice President Spiro Agnew’s summer intern in 1972, where David Keene hired him for the position.
Under Secretary of State John Bolton (2001 – 2005)
Bolton served as Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security on May 11, 2001. In this role, the avoidance of the spread of weapons of mass destruction was a main area of his accountability.
Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton (2005 – 2006)
On March 7, 2005, President George W. Bush nominated Bolton as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. He was recess-appointed to the post on August 1, 2005 as a result of a Democratic filibuster. Bolton’s nomination was heavily supported by Republicans, but Democrats originally encountered heavy opposition because of worries about his highly expressed opinions of the United Nations.
National Security Advisor to John Bolton(2018-2019)
On December 1, 2016, Bolton confessed that he was regarded as the incoming Trump administration’s Secretary of State candidate.
Conservative John Bolton
In 2007, he proclaimed himself to be a “Goldwater conservative” in an interview with Edward Luce of the Financial Times, as opposed to being a neoconservative. He also pointed out that he was Edmund Burke’s follower. He also said, “I was a conservative at all times. The concept of conservatism by the big government has more adherents to the neocon than unmodified conservatives.
John Bolton Resignation
President Trump requested his resignation on the night of September 9, 2019, and Bolton supplied it the following morning. Trump said he had fired National Security Advisor John Bolton on Tuesday, stating he heavily disagreed with many of his suggestions.
I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore, I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning. I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2019
In latest months, the tension between the men has been exacerbated by the president’s decision to call off a planned airstrike against Iran in retaliation for the demolition of an American surveillance drone and to meet Mr. Kim in the Demilitarized Zone and cross over to North Korea. His departure arises as Mr. Trump pursues diplomatic opportunities with two of the most intractable enemies of the United States, efforts that in the administration have disturbed hard-liners.
President TRUMP ditches Bolton. REMEMBER the POTUS in interview in June said, “John Bolton is absolutely a hawk. If it was up to him he’d take on the whole world at one time, okay?”. Think this man Bolton was opposite of what Mr President campaigned on. pic.twitter.com/wxn8dTD96y
— DAVID URUM AZU (@davidurumA) September 10, 2019