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John Bolton’s two-sentence resignation letter is a big slap in the face to Trump

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John Bolton, President Donald Trump’s now-former, and fourth, National Security Advisor, resigned Tuesday morning after a dust-up Monday evening with the president.

His letter of resignation is already making its way online, via reporters, including Fox News’ Chief White House Correspondent, John Roberts (below).

The letter is short – just two sentences – and scathing in what it says, and doesn’t say.

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“I hereby resign, effective immediately, as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs,” Bolton’s letter reads. “Thank you for having afforded me this opportunity to serve our country.”

That’s it.

No, “Thank you for your support.”

No, “It was an honor serving you.”

No, “I’m proud of what we accomplished.”

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No rattling off a litany of achievements, how he helped make America safer, or shared Trump’s vision.”

Nothing.

That’s it.

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Even the first paragraph of former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, whose letter of resignation detailed his frustrations with Trump, was longer.

“I have been privileged to serve as our country’s 26th Secretary of Defense which has allowed me to serve alongside our men and women of the Department in defense of our citizens and our ideals,” Mattis’ letter began. It was a page and a half long.

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Bolton’s letter appears to have been printed off and folded – not into an envelope, but lengthwise, as if it were placed in a jacket breast pocket and handed directly to the recipient.

Bolton was Trump’s longest-serving National Security Advisor. He entered the position (after the usual Fox News trial) on April 9, 2018, and resigned today, September 10, 2019. By comparison, Mike Flynn, now a convicted felon, lasted just three weeks. His replacement, as Acting NSA, Keith Kellogg, just one week. H.R. McMaster lasted less than 14 months.

Here’s the letter:

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Trump declares it was a ‘great day for the GOP’ — and is mercilessly ridiculed for his absurd claim

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President Donald Trump responded to the end of the day's impeachment hearings by saying that it was a great day for the Republican Party and for the United States. There were many people who disagreed, however.

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