Skip to content

John Bolton Book: Emperor Has No Clothes On

June 18, 2020

The reading sensation of the summer is just days away from being released.  There is no real possibility for Donald Trump to stop the headlines and jaw-dropping stories of Donald Trump’s deceit, un-patriotic activity, and a grifter’s appetite to be found in the pages of John Bolton’s The Room Where It Happened.

The most damaging revelations concern the president’s efforts to cozy up to Chinese President Xi Jinping— revealed during an election season when Trump wants to portray himself as tough on China and Biden as a patsy.

  • Bolton said Trump gave Xi the green light to build concentration camps in Xinjiang, and “stressed the importance of farmers, and increased Chinese purchases of soybeans and wheat” to his own re-election.
  • Biden said last night: “[M]y message to China’s leaders, or anyone else who President Trump might invite to interfere: … Stay out of our elections.”

In one memorable scene, Bolton — a Fox News regular before joining the administration — is auditioning for the job and Trump says: “This is so great. John sounds just like he does on television. I could just keep listening. I love it.” (p. 15)

  • Bolton describes a pattern of conversations by Trump that “looked like obstruction of justice as a way of life.”
  • After one Trump statement, Bolton adds dismissively: “another fantasy.” (p. 349)
  • Bolton says Trump didn’t know that the U.K. was a nuclear power, wondered if Finland was part of Russia, and referred to reporters as “scumbags” who “should be executed.”

45678

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: