John Bolton's resignation letter is only two-sentences long and is a slap in the face to Trump
Former National Security Adviser John Bolton's resignation letter was shorter than President Donald Trump's tweets firing him.
President Trump let Bolton go earlier in the day after saying that he "disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration."
Bolton was told by Trump that they'd talk on Tuesday after offering his resignation, but instead Trump delivered the sour news via social media in an attempt to blast him instead of face to face.
Bolton, insisting he wasn't fired, later typed up his resignation letter and in a slap in the face to Trump, only made it two-sentences long.
"Dear Mr. President: I hereby resign, effective immediately, as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. Thank you for having afforded me this opportunity to serve our country," Bolton said in the letter.
Other people who have resigned in the administration took the time to write out a page, at least. He didn't thank the president. None of that. Bolton was sending a message here.
When Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis resigned, even his first paragraph was longer than Bolton's.
“I have been privileged to serve as our country’s 26th Secretary of Defense which has allowed me to serve alongside our men and women of the Department in defense of our citizens and our ideals,” Mattis’ letter began. It was a page and a half long.
Bolton also dated his letter for Tuesday, not last night when the president claims he fired Bolton. That's another slap in the face to Trump.
Trump has already had 3 national security advisers in his first three years as president. That's how many President Barack Obama had over his entire two terms.