US President on Thursday claimed that his former national security adviser John Bolton was holding him back on foreign policy efforts while speaking out about the former top aide for the second time in as many days.

Iran Press/America: US President Donald Trump has once again commented on the departure of ex-National Security Adviser John Bolton and the subsequent possible changes to US policies. He said that Washington's stance on Cuba and Venezuela will not necessarily become softer with the former aide out of office.

 

According to Sputnik, this is the second time that Trump has commented on Bolton's departure. POTUS said on 11 September that Bolton was "way out of line" on Venezuela and that he had "disagreed" with his adviser's "attitudes" on the topic, without elaborating. Previous media reports, based on the contributions of anonymous sources, suggested that Trump was angered by Bolton's attempts to drag the US into a war with the Latin American state.

Trump also revealed on 11 September that he and Bolton had different views on North Korea, another foreign policy issue important for the US president, and that the former adviser had difficulties in getting along with important people in his administration. At the same time, Trump characterised Bolton as a "tough guy", but "not necessarily tougher" than the POTUS himself.

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