Senior US official fired for criticising Trump’s policies

New York, Feb 20: US President Donald Trump fired a senior administration official after he criticised his policies towards Mexico during a speech, the media reported.

According to a report in on Sunday, Trump had appointed Craig Deare last month to head the National Security Council’s Western Hemisphere division and on Friday, Deare was escorted out of the building where he worked.

“A senior White House official confirms that Deare no longer works at the NSC. That official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss an incident not otherwise made public,” the report noted.

But other administration officials believe that Deare was terminated because of his remarks recently at a private talk at a Washington think-tank.

During the talk, he slammed the Trump administration for its policies on Latin America and its start to relations with Mexico. (Agencies)