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Bolton: Trump cared only about getting reelected

Sure. That’s why President Trump slapped tariffs on China, which actually hurt the economy in the short term.

John Bolton is obviously an angry little man. Trump let him work as his national security advisor for 17 months. Apparently, that wasn’t enough.

If Bolton thought everything was being run through a political meat grinder, surely he should have resigned sometime during that period. You know, as a matter of principle.

Instead, he wrote a book, “The Room Where It Happened.”

From a news release by his publisher:

Drawn from his personal participation in key events, and filled with perspective and humor, Bolton covers an array of topics—chaos in the White House, sure, but also assessments of major players, the President’s inconsistent, scattershot decision-making process, and his dealings with allies and enemies alike, from China, Russia, Ukraine, North Korea, Iran, the UK, France, and Germany. What Bolton saw astonished him: a president for whom getting reelected was the only thing that mattered, even if it meant endangering or weakening the nation. “I am hard-pressed to identify any significant Trump decision during my tenure that wasn’t driven by reelection calculations,” he writes. In fact, he argues that the House committed impeachment malpractice by keeping their prosecution focused narrowly on Ukraine when Trump’s Ukraine-like transgressions existed across the full range of his foreign policy— and Bolton documents exactly what those were, and attempts by him and others in the Administration to raise alarms about them.

3 thoughts on “Bolton: Trump cared only about getting reelected”

  1. Well said, Keith. Bolton is an angry *little* man. He’s wrecked his own “legacy” and reputation – we used to think well of him. Now we know better.

    All of these people sound like gossipy has-beens. Fifty years from now, President Donald John Trump will be well-remembered, but I doubt anyone outside a few scholars will know the names of these people now that they’ve lost their masks.

  2. If acting in the best interest of the country (as viewed by a majority of the voters) is only thinking about re-election then that only makes sense that that is how Trump thinks all the time.

    Also –spot on with the cashing paychecks — This Bolton guy was an ADVISOR but he seems to have been only worried about HIS OWN continued employment.

  3. “Angry little man”, indeed! He’s one of the main reasons we kept finding deadly little wars to get our troops killed in. The administration is well rid of him. Too bad it took so long.

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