Today, the freedom loving world woke up to major news. President Trump just replaced General McMaster with John Bolton as the National Security Advisor. Anyone who followed John Bolton from the days he was the US Ambassador in the United Nations knows the following about him. John Bolton clearly understands the threats the world is facing. And he is on the same foreign policy page as President Trump, as opposed to McMaster.
I am pleased to announce that, effective 4/9/18, @AmbJohnBolton will be my new National Security Advisor. I am very thankful for the service of General H.R. McMaster who has done an outstanding job & will always remain my friend. There will be an official contact handover on 4/9.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 22, 2018
I had the opportunity to interview John Bolton last year and asked him about his thoughts about President Trump and his then-new administration. His answers were on point, and quite prophetic.
McMaster Was Not Good
McMaster did not have the same understanding of the threats to America and Israel as Trump or Bolton. Journalist Caroline Glick actually wrote last March that McMaster “purged Trump loyalists from the National Security Council. People who were pro-Israel and who opposed the Iran nuclear deal.”
Glick also wrote that McMaster was actually deeply hostile to Israel and to Trump. She wrote the following: “According to senior officials aware of his behavior, he constantly refers to Israel as the occupying power…. And insists falsely and constantly that a country named “Palestine” existed where Israel is located until 1948 when it was destroyed by the Jews.
Thankfully Bolton has a much closer view of Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Iran as Trump does. Along with Secretary of State Pompeo, President Trump now has a team in place that is perfectly suited to deal with the major threats from Iran.