Donald Trump Appoints Robert O'Brien as Security Advisor - Page 1
Robert O'Brien becomes the new national security adviser to the US president. This was announced by Donald Trump on Twitter.
Robert C. O'Brien, currently serving as the very successful Special Presidential Envoy for Hostess Affairs at the State Department, as our new National Security Advisor. I worked long and hard with Robert. He wants to do a great job!- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 18, 2019
O'Brien has been special envoy for negotiations on the release of hostages in the State Department. Trump wrote that he had worked "long and hard" with O'Brien in the past. He, Trump, was sure that his new advisor would do a good job.
O'Brien follows as a national security adviser on John Bolton, whom Trump dismissed a week ago - because of divergent opinions. Bolton was the successor of Herbert Raymond McMaster in April 2018. He was considered a foreign policy hardliner in the government, especially with regard to the actions of the US government against Iran and North Korea.
O'Brien is Trump's fourth employee in this position.