US President Donald Trump listens as his national security adviser John Bolton speaks during a presidential memorandum signing in the Oval Office in February. Photo: Reuters

Donald Trump claims John Bolton was ‘holding me back’ on Venezuela and Cuba

  • US president tweets that his views on Venezuela and Cuba were ‘far stronger’ than those of former national security adviser
  • Despite mocking Bolton as ‘Mr Tough Guy’, Trump asserts that aide sometimes thought ‘it was too tough what we were doing’
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US President Donald Trump listens as his national security adviser John Bolton speaks during a presidential memorandum signing in the Oval Office in February. Photo: Reuters
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Steve Biegun, special representative to North Korea, pictured with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, was being considered for the role. Photo: AFP

Meet the motley crew Donald Trump is eyeing to replace John Bolton

  • Some names Trump has floated. Others are quietly fanning the speculation themselves. Some, predictably, often go on Fox News
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Steve Biegun, special representative to North Korea, pictured with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, was being considered for the role. Photo: AFP
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