President Donald Trump has named John Bolton, former United Nations ambassador, to succeed the retiring Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as national security adviser, The Hill reported Thursday.
Trump announced in a tweet Thursday that Boltonâs appointment will take effect April 9.
Bolton is a Fox News analyst and currently works at the American Enterprise Institute.
He has been Trumpâs informal adviser and previously served during former President George W. Bushâs administration.
Boltonâs appointment came a week after the president nominated CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State.