Bolton’s influence waned the moment he became National Security Adviser

Washington (CNN)For John Bolton, it was almost destined to end this way. The acrimonious departure of Donald Trump’s most recent national security adviser — his third in less than three years — was a predictable end to a relationship that was fraught from the start. For one thing, Bolton is a hawkish interventionist with a history of wanting to project American military might, while Trump has at least so far proven to have the instincts of an isolationist. On a personal level, Bolton has none of the rapport with Trump that other, more trusted advisers have cultivated. There’s no chance, for example, of Bolton hitting the golf course or sharing a bawdy joke with the President. Perhaps most…