USA-John Bolton/Analyst

U.S. analyst on National Security Advisor John Bolton's exit from Trump administration

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Washington D.C., USA - Sept 10, 2019 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Guest, anchor at studio
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Eleanor Clift, political analyst, Daily Beast (ending with shots 3-5):
"First of all I think the president was saying that he wanted to get rid of John Bolton because he felt Bolton was pushing him towards a military confrontation with Iran, which Bolton has been famous for advocating for years. So on that score I think the president was correct. But I think with Democrats and Republicans alike, they see this another abrupt firing, or resignation, whatever you want to call it, there is evidence that there is no political process in the White House, this president just does what he thinks is the right thing to do."
3. Screen shot of tweet from Trump
4. Screen shot of tweet from John Bolton

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5. Various of White House

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6. Various of U.S. Capitol Hill, U.S. national flag

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7. Various of pedestrians

Washington D.C., USA - Sept 10, 2019 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Eleanor Clift, political analyst, Daily Beast (starting with shots 6-7):
"Bolton was right on a couple of issues, but generally he's a very hawkish individual. He didn't run a process in the White House, and national security advisors are supposed to be an honest broker between the different points of views. He just worked directly with the president. The president apparently got sick of him. So it's as simple as that."
9. Clift, anchor in studio
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Eleanor Clift, political analyst, Daily Beast (ending with shots 11-17):
"I'm sure the president would say people are lining up to work at the administration, and normally, if you could put a year plus working in the White House as national security advisor, that translates into lots of opportunities afterwards. But I think the fear you hear expressed by particularly Democrats on the Hill, because Republicans are too scared to speak out, is that we might go from bad to worse. From a hawkish individual who got things right occasionally to someone who's going to completely agree with the president on everything he wants to do. Another enabler."
11. Clift, anchor in studio

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12. U.S. national flag
13. Washington Monument
14. U.S. Capitol Hill
15. Cityscape

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16. U.S. national flag, pedestrians, vehicles on street

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17. Various of traffic, pedestrians in street

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U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday his National Security Advisor John Bolton has resigned upon his request.

Trump said he asked Bolton to resign Monday night, and received the resignation Tuesday morning. "I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore I asked John for his resignation," Trump tweeted.

Bolton disputed Trump's tweets, saying he had offered his resignation Monday night, but Trump told him "let's talk about it tomorrow."

Digging into the reasons behind the "resignation," Eleanor Clift, a political analyst from an online news platform Daily Beast, said the event might be rooted in Bolton's posture towards certain issues such as Iran.

"First of all I think the president was saying that he wanted to get rid of John Bolton because he felt Bolton was pushing him towards a military confrontation with Iran, which Bolton has been famous for advocating for years. So on that score I think the president was correct. But I think with Democrats and Republicans alike, they see this another abrupt firing, or resignation, whatever you want to call it, there is evidence that there is no political process in the White House, this president just does what he thinks is the right thing to do," said Clift.

Bolton's exit was made public hours after the White House said he would participate in a press briefing alongside Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Mnuchin Tuesday afternoon.

"Bolton was right on a couple of issues, but generally he's a very hawkish individual. He didn't run a process in the White House, and national security advisors are supposed to be an honest broker between the different points of views. He just worked directly with the president. The president apparently got sick of him. So it's as simple as that," said Clift.

Trump said he will be naming Bolton's successor next week. Deputy National Security Advisor Charles Kupperman will serve as acting national security advisor in the interim.

"I'm sure the president would say people are lining up to work at the administration, and normally, if you could put a year plus working in the White House as national security advisor, that translates into lots of opportunities afterwards. But I think the fear you hear expressed by particularly Democrats on the Hill, because Republicans are too scared to speak out, is that we might go from bad to worse. From a hawkish individual who got things right occasionally to someone who's going to completely agree with the president on everything he wants to do. Another enabler," said Clift.

Bolton, 70, came to the position in April 2018, and has since become known as a hawkish figure in the Trump Administration who advocated for tough foreign policies, especially in regard with Iran and Afghanistan.

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  • ID : 8121469
  • Published : 2019-09-11 17:57
  • Last Modified : 2019-09-11 19:31:10
  • Location : United States
  • Category : politics
  • Duration : 2'04
  • Audio Language : English/Nats/Part Mute
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV),China Global Television Network (CGTN)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
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USA-John Bolton/Analyst

U.S. analyst on National Security Advisor John Bolton's exit from Trump administration

Dateline : Sept 10, 2019/File

Location : United States

Duration : 2'04

  • English


Washington D.C., USA - Sept 10, 2019 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Guest, anchor at studio
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Eleanor Clift, political analyst, Daily Beast (ending with shots 3-5):
"First of all I think the president was saying that he wanted to get rid of John Bolton because he felt Bolton was pushing him towards a military confrontation with Iran, which Bolton has been famous for advocating for years. So on that score I think the president was correct. But I think with Democrats and Republicans alike, they see this another abrupt firing, or resignation, whatever you want to call it, there is evidence that there is no political process in the White House, this president just does what he thinks is the right thing to do."
3. Screen shot of tweet from Trump
4. Screen shot of tweet from John Bolton

FILE: Washington D.C., USA - Date Unknown (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
5. Various of White House

FILE: Washington D.C., USA - Date Unknown (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
6. Various of U.S. Capitol Hill, U.S. national flag

FILE: New York City, USA - Date Unknown (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
7. Various of pedestrians

Washington D.C., USA - Sept 10, 2019 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Eleanor Clift, political analyst, Daily Beast (starting with shots 6-7):
"Bolton was right on a couple of issues, but generally he's a very hawkish individual. He didn't run a process in the White House, and national security advisors are supposed to be an honest broker between the different points of views. He just worked directly with the president. The president apparently got sick of him. So it's as simple as that."
9. Clift, anchor in studio
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Eleanor Clift, political analyst, Daily Beast (ending with shots 11-17):
"I'm sure the president would say people are lining up to work at the administration, and normally, if you could put a year plus working in the White House as national security advisor, that translates into lots of opportunities afterwards. But I think the fear you hear expressed by particularly Democrats on the Hill, because Republicans are too scared to speak out, is that we might go from bad to worse. From a hawkish individual who got things right occasionally to someone who's going to completely agree with the president on everything he wants to do. Another enabler."
11. Clift, anchor in studio

FILE: Washington, D.C., USA - 2018 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
12. U.S. national flag
13. Washington Monument
14. U.S. Capitol Hill
15. Cityscape

FILE: Washington D.C., USA - Exact Date Unknown (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
16. U.S. national flag, pedestrians, vehicles on street

FILE: New York City, USA - Exact Date Unknown (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
17. Various of traffic, pedestrians in street


U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday his National Security Advisor John Bolton has resigned upon his request.

Trump said he asked Bolton to resign Monday night, and received the resignation Tuesday morning. "I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore I asked John for his resignation," Trump tweeted.

Bolton disputed Trump's tweets, saying he had offered his resignation Monday night, but Trump told him "let's talk about it tomorrow."

Digging into the reasons behind the "resignation," Eleanor Clift, a political analyst from an online news platform Daily Beast, said the event might be rooted in Bolton's posture towards certain issues such as Iran.

"First of all I think the president was saying that he wanted to get rid of John Bolton because he felt Bolton was pushing him towards a military confrontation with Iran, which Bolton has been famous for advocating for years. So on that score I think the president was correct. But I think with Democrats and Republicans alike, they see this another abrupt firing, or resignation, whatever you want to call it, there is evidence that there is no political process in the White House, this president just does what he thinks is the right thing to do," said Clift.

Bolton's exit was made public hours after the White House said he would participate in a press briefing alongside Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Mnuchin Tuesday afternoon.

"Bolton was right on a couple of issues, but generally he's a very hawkish individual. He didn't run a process in the White House, and national security advisors are supposed to be an honest broker between the different points of views. He just worked directly with the president. The president apparently got sick of him. So it's as simple as that," said Clift.

Trump said he will be naming Bolton's successor next week. Deputy National Security Advisor Charles Kupperman will serve as acting national security advisor in the interim.

"I'm sure the president would say people are lining up to work at the administration, and normally, if you could put a year plus working in the White House as national security advisor, that translates into lots of opportunities afterwards. But I think the fear you hear expressed by particularly Democrats on the Hill, because Republicans are too scared to speak out, is that we might go from bad to worse. From a hawkish individual who got things right occasionally to someone who's going to completely agree with the president on everything he wants to do. Another enabler," said Clift.

Bolton, 70, came to the position in April 2018, and has since become known as a hawkish figure in the Trump Administration who advocated for tough foreign policies, especially in regard with Iran and Afghanistan.

ID : 8121469

Published : 2019-09-11 17:57

Last Modified : 2019-09-11 19:31:10

Source : China Central Television (CCTV),China Global Television Network (CGTN)

Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland

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