Axios reports that former national security adviser John Bolton resigned from his position after President Donald Trump suggested loosening sanctions on Iran, according to a source close to Bolton.
The outlet claims that the former national security adviser resigned from his position last week after President Trump suggested relieving some sanctions on Iran. Bolton “did not favor giving the Iranians relief and believed the maximum pressure campaign was working.” As a result, he submitted his resignation after Trump recommended that he leave the administration.
After news of Bolton’s exit broke, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani approved of this move.
Last Tuesday, Trump announced Bolton’s firing from his place within the administration after a Monday talk they had about Iran. During this exchange, the president signaled that he “disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions.” Bolton countered by saying that he had offered Trump his resignation the previous night.
Social media was buzzing over Bolton’s departure. Utah Senator Mitt Romney declared that he was “very, very unhappy to hear that he is leaving.” On the other hand, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul praised the news, deeming it a “necessary action.”
Bolton represented the neconservative’s last hope in having an interventionist element within the Trump administration to advance their never-ending wars agenda and the defense industry’s penchant for perpetual conflict.
Bolton’s exit is a good start.
Hopefully, Trump follows through by getting an America First national security adviser like Douglas Macgregor.
From there, his restrained foreign policy vision can become a reality.
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President Trump: Best Pro-Life President Ever?
Karen Cross, the Political Director for National Right to Life, praised President Donald Trump for his pro-life efforts during his administration.
At Life News, she wrote “President Donald J. Trump and his Administration have established more pro-life policies than any other president in history.
The National Right to Life Committee endorsed president Trump’s re-election bid on July 4, 2019.
That day, Carol Tobias, the president of National Right to Life, said:
“As our nation celebrates Independence Day, we are proud to endorse the only presidential candidate who stands for the unalienable right to life. From his first day in office, President Trump and his Administration have been dedicated to advancing policies that protect the fundamental right to life for the unborn, the elderly, and the medically dependent and disabled.”
One of the Trump administration’s first actions as president was to restore the Mexico City Policy, which bars tax funds from going to organizations that carry out abortions or lobby to bring pro-abortion laws to host countries. Trump followed up by expanding this policy to keep $9 billion in foreign aid from being used to bankroll the global abortion industry.
The Trump Administration also slashed funding to the United Nations Population Fund due to that agency’s involvement with China’s forced abortion program.
President Trump originally pledged “to veto any legislation that weakens current pro-life federal policies and laws, or that encourages the destruction of innocent human life at any state.”
According to Cross, President Trump vowed to sign the following pro-life legislative items:
- The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act;
- The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act; and
- The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.
The National Right to Life Political Director emphasized the importance of the 2020 elections. She stated that this election “will determine who appoints justices to the U.S. Supreme Court and numerous federal judges to lower courts.”
Having Republican control of the Senate will allow Trump to continue to nominate conservative judges.
So far, Trump has nominated 192 federal judges, which include U.S. Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, who were ultimately confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Having Nancy Pelosi out of the picture as House Speaker will allow for pro-life legislation to actually move out of the House.
All in all, pro-lifers’ best bet for any type of policy change will be for Republicans to gain control of all three branches of government.
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