President Trump’s top homeland security adviser is resigning, officials said Tuesday.
Tom Bossert’s departure from the White House comes a day after John Bolton, a former ambassador to the United Nations and a noted war hawk, joined the Trump administration as the President’s new national security adviser.
“The President is grateful for Tom’s commitment to the safety and security of our great country,” press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. “Tom led the White House’s efforts to protect the homeland from terrorist threats, strengthen our cyber defenses, and respond to an unprecedented series of natural disasters.”
Bossert made the media rounds on Sunday, defending Trump’s plan to send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border and urging caution in regards to Syria.
Bossert is a well-respected cybersecurity expert. He served in the George W. Bush administration as the deputy homeland security adviser, and previously worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Prior to joining the Trump White House he was the head of CDS Consulting, a private risk management firm.