Trump's top homeland security advisor resigns: White House

April 11, 2018 | 09:55
Donald Trump's White House was hit with a fresh resignation on Tuesday (Apr 10) as his top homeland security advisor, Tom Bossert - once a presidential favourite - announced his departure from the West Wing.
trumps top homeland security advisor resigns white house
White House Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert on Sep 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP)

"The president is grateful for Tom's commitment to the safety and security of our great country," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said of the top aide's departure.

The announcement came a day after John Bolton took over as Trump's fourth national security advisor.

Bossert had been Trump's pointman on issues from counterterror to national disasters to cyberattacks.

His polished appearance and articulate TV style had made him a Trump favourite.

During a visit to hurricane-struck Puerto Rico last October, Trump singled out the 43-year-old for glowing praise: "Great job. Great job."

As recently as last weekend, Bossert had represented the administration on television to talk about the the White House response to an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria.


What the stars mean:

★ Poor ★ ★ Promising ★★★ Good ★★★★ Very good ★★★★★ Exceptional