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Trump Names Robert O'Brien New National Security Adviser

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Published on September 18, 2019 - Duration: 01:14s

Trump Names Robert O'Brien New National Security Adviser

Trump Names Robert O'Brien New National Security Adviser Previously, O'Brien was the Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs.

He takes over for John Bolton, who was fired last week by President Trump.

The president confirmed O'Brien's hiring in a new tweet.

President Donald Trump, via Twitter Reports say Trump was impressed with O'Brien's work at getting U.S. hostages released in foreign countries.

He was also recently involved with rapper A$AP Rocky's legal issues in Sweden.

Compared to his predecessors, O'Brien has much less experience with national security.

But, the White House says his low-profile demeanor will make him a better fit than Bolton.

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