People Use Trump's Own Words Against Him After He Slams John Bolton as a 'Fool' and a 'Dope' in Midnight Tweet
President Donald Trump's former national security advisor John Bolton is back in the news again days before the tell-all memoir about his time in the White House, The Room Where It Happened, hits shelves.
Now, Bolton's book alleges further impeachable offenses regarding the President's dealings with China—as well as a bevy of other disturbing allegations.
According to Bolton's book, Trump supported the imprisonment of Muslims in China's concentration camps and urged China to help his reelection efforts. Then, there was the general ineptitude.
Bolton asserts that Trump didn't know if the United Kingdom was a nuclear power, asked if Finland was a part of Russia, and said invading Venezuela would be "cool."
"I don't think he's fit for office," the former official told ABC News. "I don't think he has the competence to carry out the job."
Trump soon took to Twitter, railing against Bolton.
Wacko John Bolton’s “exceedingly tedious”(New York Times) book is made up of lies & fake stories. Said all good abo… https://t.co/hE5RgwqG41— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1592453412.0
President Bush fired him also. Bolton is incompetent! https://t.co/vVW3rKiwSz— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1592453632.0
Bolton’s book, which is getting terrible reviews, is a compilation of lies and made up stories, all intended to mak… https://t.co/wPHFbf3clv— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1592485690.0
People haven't forgotten that Trump was the one to hire Bolton.
That's relevant because Trump frequently heaps hyperbolic praise upon any official he happens to be describing in the moment: "better than anyone's ever seen," "working harder than anyone has ever worked before," etc.
During the 2016 election, then-candidate Trump infamously said:
"I'm going to surround myself only with the best and most serious people. We want top of the line professionals."
In reality, the President's administration has the highest turnover rate of any White House in history. Bolton is only the most recent official whom Trump retroactively says was incompetent the whole time.
Americans wanted to know, what happened to hiring the best people?
@AngelaBelcamino @realDonaldTrump “All the best people” right?! Even dirtbag Bolton was offended by the Trump’s inc… https://t.co/JXGyK1JxKA— Mark Anthony Mollica (@Mark Anthony Mollica)1592489547.0
Trump promised to hire "the best people," yet here's how he has described his own top-level hires:
Mattis: "the world's most overrated General"
Sessions: "Didn't have a clue!"
Tillerson: "Dumb as a rock!"
Kelly: "in over his head...went out with a whimper"
Bolton: 👇 https://t.co/a2OOU4RHZf
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) June 18, 2020
Trump 2016: I “will hire the best people."
Trump now: John Bolton is “incompetent" and a “disgruntled boring fool."
— Steven Beschloss (@StevenBeschloss) June 18, 2020
hey, aren't you the guy who bragged about hiring "the best people"
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) June 18, 2020
If Trump's complaints about these officials are indeed true, what does that say about his hiring skills?
@realDonaldTrump You just gave the worst luck in hiring, don’t you? All your picks turn out to be dopes or overrate… https://t.co/m0QDDdHMEy— Helen Kennedy (@Helen Kennedy)1592453592.0
Because YOU HIRED all of these incompetent "fools" and "dopes" that makes YOU a grossly incompetent manager with horrible hiring skills. Makes YOU a fool and a dope... #Trump #Bolton
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) June 18, 2020
Wow whoever hired him is a real moron
— Thor Benson (@thor_benson) June 18, 2020
Trump tells Hannity that Bolton was a “washed-up guy" when hired to be NSC advisor, which raises the small question of WHY HE HIRED BOLTON IN THE FIRST PLACE.
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) June 18, 2020
Despite his tell-all of Trump, Bolton won't have much luck finding praise from Liberals.
He was a hot topic during the impeachment proceedings against the President, after numerous witnesses invoked his name in their testimony.
Bucking bipartisan calls to testify, Bolton refused and his lawyer threatened to fight any subpoenas in court. As a result, the House kept its impeachment charges focused on Trump's corrupt dealings in Ukraine.
Bolton now says the House made a mistake by only focusing on Ukraine—despite him being unwilling to testify of Trump's other misdeeds under oath.
The Trump administration is threatening to sue Bolton for endangering national security with his assertions in the book, simultaneously claiming that none of it is true.