President Donald Trump's top homeland security advisor Tom Bossert steps down; latest high-profile departure in recent weeks

President Donald Trump's homeland security adviser Tom Bossert stepped down, in another resignation from the White House that has seen a series of high-profile departures in recent weeks.

PTI April 10, 2018 21:59:51 IST
President Donald Trump's top homeland security advisor Tom Bossert steps down; latest high-profile departure in recent weeks

Washington: President Donald Trump's homeland security adviser Tom Bossert stepped down, in another resignation from the White House that has seen a series of high-profile departures in recent weeks.

President Donald Trumps top homeland security advisor Tom Bossert steps down latest highprofile departure in recent weeks

File image of US president Donald Trump. AP

The announcement from the White House, which was expected, came as Trump has been reorganising his national security team in the last few weeks.

John Bolton, a former US diplomat, took over the role of National Security Advisor, yesterday. Trump had fired his National Security Advisor Lt Gen HR McMaster last month.

"The president is grateful for Tom's commitment to the safety and security of our great country," White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said.

"Tom led the White House's efforts to protect the homeland from terrorist threats, strengthen our cyber defences, and respond to an unprecedented series of natural disasters. President Trump thanks him for his patriotic service and wishes him well," Sanders said.

In March, one of Trump's longest-serving and trusted aides Hope Hicks resigned as the powerful communications director.

Also, White House's top economic adviser Gary Cohn resigned over his differences with Trump on trade policy.  Trump last month also sacked Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State and replaced him with CIA director Mike Pompeo.

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