President Trump names hostage negotiator as new National Security Adviser


WASHINGTON– President Donald Trump named Robert O’Brien, the US hostage negotiator, his new national security adviser on Wednesday.

“I am pleased to announce that I will name Robert C. O’Brien, currently serving as the very successful Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs at the State Department, as our new National Security Advisor. I have worked long & hard with Robert. He will do a great job!” Trump tweeted.

The announcement came a week after Trump fired John Bolton over disagreements on Iran and other issues.

Trump personally dispatched O’Brien to help free a US rapper from Swedish prison earlier this year. The hostage negotiator interviewed for the post last week.

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