Former ambassador John Bolton on Monday blamed Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for their public spat with President Trump over Iran, and said members of Trump’s Cabinet need to keep personal views to themselves.
“I think it’s unfortunate overall, frankly, to have your top national security Cabinet members and advisers speaking in public about what their personal views are on highly important and very grave matters of foreign and defense policy,” he said on Fox News Monday.
Bolton was asked about Mattis and Tillerson, who have publicly opposed Trump’s pending decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal, a move he is expected to announce this week.
“I just don’t think that these kinds of debates are to be held in public,” he said. “I think you hold them in the sit[uation] room, in a national security council meeting, or in the oval office.”
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