Mike Pompeo reacts to John Bolton’s firing: ‘I’m never surprised’


For this briefing, Bolton was
on the guidance to be here, so were you two blindsided
by what occurred today? That he’s no longer with
the administration? Was it news to you today
because last night we were told that he would be here today. – I’m never surprised.
[laughter] – Did Bolton get fired or
did he quit? And did he leave the White House because he
disagreed with you in particular over talks of the Taliban? – So last night, president Trump
asked for ambassador Bolton’s resignation. As I understand it, it was
received this morning. The president it entitled to
the staff that he wants at any moment. This is a staff person that works
directly for the president of the United States and he should
have people he trusts and values and whose efforts and judgements
benefit him in delivering American foreign policy. – Is it now possible to see some
less hawkish Iran policy and does this open the path
for the president to meet with Rouhani? – I would say, secretary Pompeo
and myself and the president are completely aligned on
our maximum pressure campaign. I think you know we’ve done more
sanctions on Iran than anybody. Now the president has made it clear,
he’s happy to take a meeting with anyone with no preconditions
but we are maintaining the maximum pressure. – Do you forsee a meeting between
president Trump and the Iranian leader later this month,
surrounding the United Nations? – Sure. – Would the president support that?
And do you support that actively? – The president’s made very clear,
he is prepared to meet with no preconditions.

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  1. Remember the experts at the Guardian were telling us Trump was a puppet of Bolton and war was inevitable. This is the problem when journalist view events through a jaundiced prism.
    They don't inform, they have given up on rational reportage…

  2. Trump is just as deceptive, vicious, and destructive as Bolton, Pompeo, Netanyahu and Abrams. There is no difference. Children are killed for their corrupt agenda!

  3. Bolton was fired by Netanyahu who wants Jarred Kirshner to take his place. Bolton, Trump, Pompeo and Kirshner all workforce BiBi the evil one. Bolton will now go to work for a war complex company lobby company.

  4. Will Bolton now join Mrs Clinton on a permanent vacation in Israel as they have worked very hard to achieve Israel’s goals am just asking someone please answer my question

  5. Trump ousts top adviser John Bolton: 'I disagreed strongly with him' ► https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/sep/10/trump-fires-john-bolton-national-security-adviser

  6. Riplesment fro Bolton. Wesley Kanne Clark, Sr. is a retired general of the United States Army. He graduated as valedictorian of the class of 1966 at West Point and was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to the University of Oxford, where he obtained a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

  7. secretary pompeo will be surprised if american democrats do not try to equate this with their ford flopped candidates proving once again that their policies and their authority are the only things keeping democracy secure and institutions safe.

  8. No pre conditions. Means no meeting with Iranian government. The maximum prairie mighty be. Working but Iranians are behind thier government because they don’t trust US.

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