TRYING TO KEEP UP WITH IT ALL. WILL THEY GO FORWARD WITH THIS? LET’S ASK RETIRED AIR FORCE BRIGADIER GENERAL, AND IT’S GREAT TO HAVE YOU. LET’S START WITH YOU. WHAT WAS JOHN BOLTON’S IMPACT AND DO YOU EXPECT A MAJOR CHANGE GOING FORWARD?>>I THINK JOHN BOLTON WORKED VERY HARD TO PROVE PRESENT THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENDA. HE HELPED THE PRESIDENT SCORE MAJOR SUCCESSES BUT, THERE WERE MAJOR POLICY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT AND THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR. WHEN THIS HAPPENS IT’S NORMAL AND NATURAL FOR THE OFFICIAL WHO DISAGREES TO MOVE ON AND THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED HERE. IT’S NOTHING PERSONAL AND IT’S THE WAY OUR GOVERNMENT OPERATES.>>Mike: WAS AS A BAD FIT FROM THE BEGINNING SINCE BOLTON AND THE PRESIDENT SEEMED TO HAVE DIFFERENT TAKES ON A LOT OF THESE HOT SPOTS?>>I THINK IT’S DIFFICULT FOR THE PRESIDENT TO GET THE RIGHT FIT, IT’S A DIFFERENT STRATEGY THAN HE’S HAD FOR THE LAST THREE DECADES. HE’S REALLY FOCUSING MORE ON KIND OF A STRATEGIC COMPETITION WITH CHINA AND HE’S FOCUSING LESS ON BEING AN INTERVENTIONIS INTERVENTIONIST. HE’S HAD A HARD TIME WITH THE NATIONAL SECURITY DOING THAT. IT’S GOING TO BE TOUGH AND THIS TOWN THOUGH BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK CONVENTIONALLY — AND WHEN I SAY CONVENTIONALLY IS ABOUT POST-GLOBALIZATION AND POST-COLD WAR. WE ARE GOING INTO A BIPOLAR WORLD AND ORGANIZING FOR MORE OF A UNITED A UNIPOD A UNIPOLAR WORLD. LET ME PLAY THIS TO YOU AND THEN I WILL GET YOU TO REACT.>>HE MADE SOME VERY BIG MISTAKES. THAT WAS NOT A GOOD STATEMENT TO MAKE. AND IT DID SET US BACK.>>FRED, YOUR RESPONSE?>>HE WILL BE LOOKING FOR A NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR WHO PROMOTES THE AMERICA FIRST AGENDA TO KEEP US OUT OF WARS AND NOT START NEW WARS AND ENGAGE IN NEGOTIATIONS. THEY LOWERED TENSIONS, GETTING NEGOTIATIONS WITH IRAN WILL BE TOUGH BUT IT’S SOMETHING WE HAVE TO PURSUE AND I’M SURE THE PRESIDENT WILL FIND A SECURITY ADVISOR WHO WILL HELP THEM ACCOMPLISH THIS.>>Mike: HERE’S PRESIDENT TODAY ON NORTH KOREA AND I WILL GET YOU TO RESPOND.>>President Trump: THESE ARE COUNTRIES WE ARE DEALING WITH ON A VERY HIGH LEVEL AND IRAN HAS A TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL. NOT LOOKING FOR A REGIME CHANGE, IF WE CAN’T MAKE A DEAL, THAT’S FINE, TOO.>>Mike: ALSO IS THAT THE DEALMAKER IN CHIEF SENDING A SIGNAL?>>OUR FOREIGN POLICY HAS BEEN QUITE MILITARISTIC OVER THE LAST THREE ADMINISTRATIONS AND WHAT HE’S TRYING TO SAY, ALL OF THOSE SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO BEAR. HE IS THE CHIEF DIPLOMAT AS THE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND HE’S THE GUY MAKING THE DECISION ON HOW HE’S GOING TO GREET EACH OF THESE EXECUTIVES IN THEIR OWN RIGHT AND DEAL WITH THEM FOR THE BETTERMENT OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. SO FOR HIM TO CALL THE SHOTS AND FOR THE REST OF THE FEDERAL