Bolton out as Trump national security adviser

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WASHINGTON (KKTV/AP) - Another member of the Trump administration has been ousted.

The president said in a series of tweets that he had asked national security adviser John Bolton for his resignation Monday night and that Bolton had obliged Tuesday morning.

Trump said he "disagreed strongly" with many of Bolton's suggestions, as did others in his administration.

Bolton was initially brought into the Trump fold last year because of his support for Trump's exit from the Iran nuclear deal -- but the two swiftly lost common ground after that, CNN reports.

CNN, citing an unnamed senior administration official, says Trump and Bolton clashed on North Korea, Venezuela, Iran and most recently Afghanistan. The president was reportedly concerned Bolton could no longer advocate for him; the official cited Trump's frustration with Bolton's appearances in the media, with the president feeling Bolton made it obvious he didn't agree with the policy agenda he was spouting.

Bolton responded to Trump's tweets with a tweet of his own, stating he offered to resign Monday “and President Trump said, ‘Let’s talk about it tomorrow.'"