President Trump this morning fired John Bolton, his national security mustache. Trump cited various disagreements with him over policy.
I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore. … I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning. I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week.
After his firing, Bolton immediately tweeted that he had tried to resign last night, but Trump fobbed him off. Enjoy this a rapid-fire entry in the annals of Trump collaborators haplessly trying to get back in front of him after he publicly humiliates them on Twitter.