How this White House works: 1055 AM notice that Bolton will brief with Pompeo and Mnuchin this afternoon. Trump tweets at 1158 AM he asked Bolton to resign last night. Bolton tweets minutes later that he was supposed to talk with Trump today. White House says nothing past tweet.
Apparently Trump didn't notify the rest of the White House after dismissing Bolton last night. Exactly an hour ago, the White House announced Bolton (alongside Pompeo and Mnuchin) would be briefing reporters this afternoon. https://t.co/sZyyrfp7B7
The WH just informed the press that Bolton would be briefing reporters at 1:30 along with Pompeo and Mnuchin. Like less than an hour ago.
White House briefing has devolved into loud shouting, hollering, hand waving. Pompeo and Mnuchin just looking at reporters and seem to be enjoying it. Hogan Gidley stands silent on sidelines.
As the press briefing with Pompeo and Mnuchin over Bolton leaving ended and they were walking out while reporters clamored with questions, you could hear one journalist say very loudly, "GOD ALMIGHTY."
I have no idea what he was referencing specifically, but 😂.
About 15 minutes until Pompeo and Mnuchin talk about Bolton and National Security.
The White House announced Bolton would be part of a press briefing (along with Pompeo and Mnuchin) in the briefing room an our ago. Bolton is no longer expected to be there.
So Pompeo and Mnuchin are giving a presser on anti-terrorism efforts and it’s ringing incredibly hollow because they’re only talking about foreign terror.
White supremacist terrorism poses the greatest threat.
I get it’s the day before 9/11, but still…
And just like that Jim Acosta got shut down at press conference with Pompeo and Mnuchin.
Pompeo probably thinking this guy is joke. Well, he is.
Big smiles from Pompeo and Mnuchin when asked if they were blindsided by Bolton being fired. https://t.co/06CP0usfJZ
POMPEO AND MNUCHIN Sure know how to KISS ASS!!!
The fact that Pompeo and Mnuchin were so gleeful at sketchy-ass Bolton's departure makes me even more worried. To quote some journalist at the presser, "What a shitshow!"
WASHINGTON - John Bolton whisked away from news conference with Pompeo and Mnuchin after being fired by POTUS. Bolton says he resigned but POTUS says that his Sharpie knows better.
The thing about Pompeo and Mnuchin that everyone is missing is that we are on the verge of runaway climate change and we need a complete re-think of the global economy to ensure a just society & avoid planetary catastrophe.
Pompeo and Mnuchin all smiles at Bolton's ouster. Of course, they're going to be next. Trump is loyal to no one. https://t.co/J3XK93Jmte
Only the most corrupt are safe from the wrath of Donald which explains why Pompeo and Mnuchin were giddy. They have nothing to worry about
#WhiteSupremacistsTerrorists just shot up people on our soil in California, Texas and Ohio, and Pompeo and Mnuchin are doing a presser about #Terrorists that 45 was going to meet with at the #TalibanTrumpSecurityRisk. 🤔