Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson celebrated the departure of national security adviser John Bolton last night and claimed that the hardline defense hawk & # 39; a man from the left & # 39; used to be.
The outspoken TV presenter said that Bolton, who supported regime change in the Middle East, believed that any human problem could be solved with the brutal power of the government.
Sacking Bolton was & # 39; great news for America, especially for the large number of young people who would have been killed in meaningless wars if Bolton had continued to work & # 39 ;, Carlson said in his show last night.
Bolton has long been seen as a villain on the left, but is now in violation of Trump supporters on the right after a clash with the president about foreign policy.
Man from the left? John Bolton (photo) was described in this way by Tucker Carlson who said that the defense hawk believed in the & # 39; brute force of the government & # 39;
He left the White House on Tuesday with a fight over Trump & # 39; s invitation to the Taliban, apparently the last straw.
& # 39; If you're wondering why so many progressives mourn the firing of Bolton tonight, it's because Bolton himself was essentially a man from the left, & # 39; Carlson said.
& # 39; There was no human problem that John Bolton was not entirely convinced could be solved with the brutal power of the government.
& # 39; That is an assumption from the left, not from the right. Don't be fooled by the mustache. John Bolton was one of the most progressive people in the Trump government.
& # 39; The real John Bolton has disappeared, probably forever, but the question tonight is whether he will be replaced by another John Bolton like him? & # 39;
Bolton was a noisy advocate of the 2003 invasion of Iraq and has since called for regime change in Iran and preventive attacks on North Korea.
Far from being a & # 39; man from the left & # 39; He was a favorite target of Democrats during the George W. Bush years and later wrote a book entitled How Barack Obama jeopardizes our national sovereignty.
"There is no bureaucracy in the world that cannot be made slimmer," he said during his term as ambassador to the United Nations under Bush.
Tucker Carlson (photo) celebrated Bolton's departure from the White House last night
His experience in Washington goes back to the Ronald Reagan government in the 1980s.
Carlson quoted several Democrats and moderate Republicans who he said were mourning Bolton's departure.
Senator Chris Murphy said that he & # 39; was legitimately shaken by the serious instability of US foreign policy today & # 39 ;.
However, he also added that he & # 39; not a Bolton fan & # 39; was a comment that was not quoted by Carlson.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, President of the Democratic House, said Bolton's resignation was a sign of & # 39; disorder & # 39; in the White House.
Carlson also quoted Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee for president, who called Bolton & # 39; s ouster, & # 39; a huge loss for the country and for the administration & # 39 ;.
He added that when making decisions you & # 39; want people who disagree and offer a completely different perspective. & # 39;
Bolton is the third national security adviser to leave the White House since Trump took office in January 2017.
Trump announced Tuesday that he & # 39; John Bolton announced last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House & # 39 ;.
Trump announced the resignation of Bolton (pictured together in the White House) last night and said he & # 39; strongly & # 39; disagreed with the former ambassador on foreign policy
Bolton denied that he was fired and claimed that he had resigned. A replacement would be named next week, Trump said.
Bolton was seen as one of the most important driving forces in the muscular approach of the White House to Iran, North Korea, Venezuela and elsewhere.
He had pushed back Trump's theatrical attempts to negotiate with the Taliban and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Trump & # 39; s dramatic efforts to meet the Taliban for talks at Camp David would have caused the last row.
Bolton has long been a noisy hawk on Iran, close to its militant exiled opposition.
In 2015 he wrote an opinion piece in The New York Times downright: & # 39; To Stop Iran & Bomb, Bomb Iran. & # 39;
Last night, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned that Bolton's exit should not be interpreted as an announcement of the strategy.
& # 39; I don't think a world leader should make the assumption that because someone is leaving us that President Trump's foreign policy will change materially, & # 39; he said.
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