National Security Advisor John Bolton's firing this morning fits a familiar pattern for the president -- one that is unlike his Apprentice persona. "We’ve seen dozens of people leave the White House, often because they firesigned (resired?) in the same way as Bolton," says Philip Bump. "What’s also familiar is that it’s not clear Trump actually fired Bolton directly. On the TV show, Trump would sit across the table from the person about to be fired and say “You’re fired” while making a motion somewhat akin to a guy suddenly deciding what floor he wanted in an elevator. In the White House, though, Trump has preferred other techniques. Like firing someone who then finds out via news broadcasts (former FBI director James B. Comey). Or letting his chief of staff fire someone after hinting that a firing-via-Twitter was imminent (former secretary of state Rex Tillerson)."