In the wake of US President Donald Trump’s reaction to a mob of his supporters breaching the US Capitol, the White House Deputy national security adviser, Matt Pottinger has resigned.
According to reports, Pottinger told his associates and friends there was very little for him to consider as it was clear it was Trump’s words during his Wednesday rally that invited the mob to invade Capitol Hill.
According to a new CNN report, after the riots that occured on Capitol Hill, shocking the whole world, several of President Donald Trump’s top aides, including national security adviser Robert O’Brien and deputy chief of staff Chris Liddell, were considering resigning.
Pottinger was not the only White House staffer who resigned on Wednesday. Stephanie Grisham, first lady Melania Trump’s chief of staff who was previously the White House press secretary, resigned. CNN also reported that several other staffers resigned from the White House on Wednesday.
Pottinger joined the White House in 2019. He previously had a decorated military career serving in Iraq and Afghanistan
The stunning display of insurrection was the first time the US Capitol had been overrun since the British attacked and burned the building in August of 1814, during the War of 1812