PressTV-Trump picks Bolton as national security adviser

US President Donald Trump has announced he is replacing his national-security adviser, H.R. McMaster, with John Bolton, the former US ambassador to the UN and a military intervention hawk.

Trump announced the replacement on Thursday, making Bolton his third national security adviser since coming to office and continuing a shake-up that creates one of the most hawkish national security teams of any White House in recent history.

“I am pleased to announce that, effective 4/9/18, @AmbJohnBolton will be my new National Security Advisor. I am very thankful for the service of General H.R. McMaster who has done an outstanding job & will always remain my friend. There will be an official contact handover on 4/9,” Trump wrote via twitter his favorite genre of communication.

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