Our forgetful politicians: John Bolton’s departure has Democratic heads spinning

Our forgetful politicians: John Bolton’s departure has Democratic heads spinning
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As reported in these pages yesterday, John Bolton is out as national security adviser. Whether Bolton was fired or stepped down remains to be seen. According to a tweet thread by Donald Trump that begins “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House,” the decision was the president’s. Either way, the parting was based on “irreconcilable differences” in policy priorities:

Inside the administration, Bolton … advocated caution on Trump’s strategy with North Korea and against Trump’s decision last year to pull U.S. troops out of Syria.

Typically for a party by whose lights Donald Trump can do nothing right, Democrats are painting Bolton’s departure as a disaster. Here’s Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy:

Here’s the same Chris Murphy weighing in on Bolton’s appointment to the post in May of 2018:

And here, finally, is former New York Times columnist and current head of FiveThirtyEight Nate Silver:

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