President Donald Trump’s homeland security advisor, Tom Bossert, is usually stepping down, the White House announced Tuesday.
The administration did not give a reason for Bossert’s departure, which came as a surprise while the president pushes to ramp up border security.
A White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told CNBC of which the move “seems like a natural turnover having a brand new [National Security Council] director.” John Bolton, a foreign policy hard-liner, started out as Trump’s national security advisor Monday, succeeding H.R. McMaster.
The official said of which they were not aware of any points of difference between Bolton along with Bossert.
Still, the action indicates Bolton is usually moving to put his own stamp on White House personnel. When a CNBC reporter pointed out of which Bossert was seen among the most effective people within the Trump administration, another White House official, also speaking on the condition of anonymity, responded: “of which was likely the problem.”
Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders released a statement on Bossert’s resignation:
“The President is usually grateful for Tom’s commitment to the safety along with security of our great country. Tom led the White House’s efforts to protect the homeland through terrorist threats, strengthen our cyber defenses, along with respond to an unprecedented series of natural disasters. President Trump thanks him for his patriotic service along with wishes him well.”
Bossert’s resignation came two days after he took to the television airwaves to defend Trump’s decision to send National Guard troops to the border with Mexico.
“We’ve got a leaking boat on our border. along with we’re all quibbling with how much water’s within the boat along with how fast we’re bailing This specific out,” Bossert told ABC’s “This specific Week” on Sunday. “I think at This specific point the president’s been pretty clear, enough is usually enough, fix the actual problem along with stop of which leak.”
Bossert also served within the administration of President George W. Bush along with worked as a homeland security advisor during Trump’s transition period before taking office.
Last year, Bossert was reportedly tricked into giving up his personal email address by a prankster pretending to be Jared Kushner.