US President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday the appointment of Robert O’Brien as the current National Security Advisor (NSA). O’Brien is replacing John Bolton, who was arrested last week.
Trump, who made the announcement over Twitter, wrote: “I am pleased to announce that I will name Robert C. O’Brien, currently serving as the very successful Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs at the State Department, as our new National Security Advisor. I have worked long & hard with Robert. He will do a great job!”
O’Brien, who presently maintains the role of top hostage negotiator, will be Trump’s fourth national security advisor. On Tuesday, the White House said that the President had selected five names for the position of the NSA. Previously, he served under the administration of George W Bush and Barack Obama. Trump shot Bolton on September 11, stating he was “disagreed strongly” with many of Bolton’s suggestions. The President supported his choice to shoot the former NSA, claiming that the latter had created some ‘ large errors ‘ and that his activities were not in step with the administration.