Citing that he (as well as a number of other people in the government) were unhappy with some decisions made by National Security Adviser John Bolton, President Trump has finally asked him to resign. Bolton becomes the third NSA to be made to resign under the Trump Presidency. The hunt now begins for the fourth man to hold this office.
Let us take a closer look at the top three contenders who might become the fourth National Security Adviser under President Trump.
No word yet from Trump on which member of the Taliban will be replacing John Bolton.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) September 10, 2019
Charles M. Kupperman
A veteran officer having been involved with the government since the Reagen administration, Kupperman’s name is being touted as the next NSA who is likely to replace John Bolton.
In January, he was appointed Bolton’s deputy and is likely to take over soon. He is currently the ‘acting successor’ to Bolton.
— CSPAN (@cspan) September 10, 2019
Brian H. Hook
Brian H. Hook is a senior adviser to Mike Pompeo and another influential man in the Trump administration. Hook is currently the special representative for Iran and is a seasoned administrator. With Trump being happy on the Iran situation being handled by Hook, he might as well become the fourth Trump NSA.
Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster
Now, this is one of the most controversial names in the list. Earlier there were disagreements between McMaster and President Trump, leading to the former being ousted from the White House. However, reports point out that Trump continues to have some sort of a working relationship with him – having consulted him about security affairs at least on one occasion in the past. Could he be the next NSA after John Bolton?