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HAVE BEEN A KEY CLASH OVER WHETHER TO EASE SANCTIONS ON IRAN OVER WHETHER TO EASE SANCTIONS ON IRAN

NBC’S KRISTEN WELKER SANCTIONS ON IRAN NBC’S KRISTEN WELKER IS AT THE WHITE HOUSE NBC’S KRISTEN WELKER IS AT THE WHITE HOUSE >> Reporter: TONIGHT, IS AT THE WHITE HOUSE >> Reporter: TONIGHT, PRESIDENT TRUMP >> Reporter: TONIGHT, PRESIDENT TRUMP SPEAKING OUT ABOUT THE PRESIDENT TRUMP SPEAKING OUT ABOUT THE OUSTER OF HIS NATIONAL SPEAKING OUT ABOUT THE OUSTER OF HIS NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN OUSTER OF HIS NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON

SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON >> JOHN IS SOMEBODY BOLTON >> JOHN IS SOMEBODY THAT I ACTUALLY GOT >> JOHN IS SOMEBODY THAT I ACTUALLY GOT ALONG WITH VERY WELL THAT I ACTUALLY GOT ALONG WITH VERY WELL HE MADE SOME VERY BIG ALONG WITH VERY WELL

HE MADE SOME VERY BIG MISTAKES HE MADE SOME VERY BIG MISTAKES >> Reporter: A SOURCE MISTAKES >> Reporter: A SOURCE FAMILIAR WITH THE >> Reporter: A SOURCE FAMILIAR WITH THE MATTER TELLING NBC FAMILIAR WITH THE MATTER TELLING NBC NEWS ONE OF THE FINAL MATTER TELLING NBC NEWS ONE OF THE FINAL STRAWS WAS A NEWS ONE OF THE FINAL STRAWS WAS A DISAGREEMENT MONDAY IN STRAWS WAS A DISAGREEMENT MONDAY IN THE OVAL OFFICE OVER DISAGREEMENT MONDAY IN THE OVAL OFFICE OVER WHETHER TO EASE THE OVAL OFFICE OVER WHETHER TO EASE SANCTIONS ON IRAN AND WHETHER TO EASE SANCTIONS ON IRAN AND THAT BOLTON WHO PUSHED SANCTIONS ON IRAN AND THAT BOLTON WHO PUSHED FOR REGIME CHANGE IN THAT BOLTON WHO PUSHED FOR REGIME CHANGE IN IRAN ARGUED FORCEFULLY FOR REGIME CHANGE IN IRAN ARGUED FORCEFULLY AGAINST IT IRAN ARGUED FORCEFULLY AGAINST IT

BLOOMBERG REPORTS THE AGAINST IT BLOOMBERG REPORTS THE IDEA WAS TO PAVE THE BLOOMBERG REPORTS THE IDEA WAS TO PAVE THE WAY FOR NEGOTIATIONS IDEA WAS TO PAVE THE WAY FOR NEGOTIATIONS WITH IRAN’S PRESIDENT WAY FOR NEGOTIATIONS WITH IRAN’S PRESIDENT TODAY, PRESIDENT TRUMP WITH IRAN’S PRESIDENT TODAY, PRESIDENT TRUMP NOT RULING IT OUT

TODAY, PRESIDENT TRUMP NOT RULING IT OUT WOULD YOU CONSIDER NOT RULING IT OUT WOULD YOU CONSIDER EASING SANCTIONS TO WOULD YOU CONSIDER EASING SANCTIONS TO LET THEM, TO MAKE A EASING SANCTIONS TO LET THEM, TO MAKE A MEETING HAPPEN? LET THEM, TO MAKE A MEETING HAPPEN? >> WE’LL SEE WHAT MEETING HAPPEN? >> WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS >> WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS

WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS >> Reporter: THE HAPPENS >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT REVEALING HE >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT REVEALING HE AND HIS HAWKISH PRESIDENT REVEALING HE AND HIS HAWKISH SECURITY ADVISOR AND HIS HAWKISH SECURITY ADVISOR CLASHED OVER MANY SECURITY ADVISOR CLASHED OVER MANY ISSUES INCLUDING TALKS CLASHED OVER MANY ISSUES INCLUDING TALKS WITH NORTH KOREA AND ISSUES INCLUDING TALKS WITH NORTH KOREA AND MR TRUMP BLASTED WITH NORTH KOREA AND MR

TRUMP BLASTED BOLTON’S SUPPORT MR TRUMP BLASTED BOLTON’S SUPPORT >> MR TOUGH GUY

BOLTON’S SUPPORT >> MR TOUGH GUY YOU HAVE TO GO INTO >> MR TOUGH GUY

YOU HAVE TO GO INTO IRAQ YOU HAVE TO GO INTO IRAQ GOING INTO IRAQ IS IRAQ GOING INTO IRAQ IS SOMETHING HE FELT VERY GOING INTO IRAQ IS SOMETHING HE FELT VERY STRONGLY ABOUT, SO SOMETHING HE FELT VERY STRONGLY ABOUT, SO WE’RE RIGHT NOW STRONGLY ABOUT, SO WE’RE RIGHT NOW POURING OVER $7 WE’RE RIGHT NOW POURING OVER $7 TRILLION INTO THE POURING OVER $7 TRILLION INTO THE MIDDLE EAST TRILLION INTO THE MIDDLE EAST

>> Reporter: BOLTON MIDDLE EAST >> Reporter: BOLTON INSISTS RESIGNING WAS >> Reporter: BOLTON INSISTS RESIGNING WAS HIS IDEA AND TEXTING INSISTS RESIGNING WAS HIS IDEA AND TEXTING PETER ALEXANDER, I’LL HIS IDEA AND TEXTING PETER ALEXANDER, I’LL HAVE MY SAY IN DUE PETER ALEXANDER, I’LL HAVE MY SAY IN DUE COURSE BUT PRESIDENT HAVE MY SAY IN DUE COURSE BUT PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS IT WAS HIS COURSE BUT PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS IT WAS HIS CALL TRUMP SAYS IT WAS HIS CALL >> HE SAT RIGHT IN CALL >> HE SAT RIGHT IN THAT CHAIR AND I TOLD >> HE SAT RIGHT IN THAT CHAIR AND I TOLD HIM JOHN, IF TOO MANY THAT CHAIR AND I TOLD HIM JOHN, IF TOO MANY PEOPLE, YOU’RE NOT HIM JOHN, IF TOO MANY PEOPLE, YOU’RE NOT GETTING ALONG WITH PEOPLE, YOU’RE NOT GETTING ALONG WITH PEOPLE AND A LOT OF US GETTING ALONG WITH PEOPLE AND A LOT OF US INCLUDING ME DISAGREE PEOPLE AND A LOT OF US INCLUDING ME DISAGREE WITH SOME OF YOUR INCLUDING ME DISAGREE WITH SOME OF YOUR TACTICS AND IDEAS AND WITH SOME OF YOUR TACTICS AND IDEAS AND I WISH YOU WELL, BUT TACTICS AND IDEAS AND I WISH YOU WELL, BUT I’D LIKE YOU TO SUBMIT I WISH YOU WELL, BUT I’D LIKE YOU TO SUBMIT YOUR RESIGNATION AND I’D LIKE YOU TO SUBMIT YOUR RESIGNATION AND HE DID THAT

YOUR RESIGNATION AND HE DID THAT >> Reporter: AND HE DID THAT >> Reporter: AND TONIGHT, THE PRESIDENT >> Reporter: AND TONIGHT, THE PRESIDENT SAYING HE’S NOT TONIGHT, THE PRESIDENT SAYING HE’S NOT LOOKING AT ANYTHING

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