John Bolton brutally mocked for angry denial of Trump's 'nuclear freeze' agreement: 'Ivanka replaced you'
John Bolton appears on Fox News (screen grab)

National security adviser John Bolton furiously denied a report that President Donald Trump would accept North Korea as a nuclear power -- and was brutally mocked as insignificant.


Bolton was dispatched to Mongolia when Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, along with Fox News broadcaster Tucker Carlson, and the New York Times reported the president was considering a plan that amounts to a nuclear freeze.

The newspaper reported that Trump administration officials hoped the plan, which falls short of the president's promise to solve the North Korea nuclear problem, was seen as a foundation for a new round of negotiations.

But Bolton tweeted Monday morning, hours after the report was published, that his team was not aware of those efforts.

"I read this NYT story with curiosity," Bolton tweeted. "Neither the NSC staff nor I have discussed or heard of any desire to 'settle for a nuclear freeze by NK.' This was a reprehensible attempt by someone to box in the President. There should be consequences."

Other Twitter users ridiculed the national security adviser's apparent cluelessness about White House activities.