President Donald Trump slammed John Bolton this week, saying the USA would be in “World War Six” if he’d listened to his former national security adviser.
While Bolton has become something of a hero to Trump’s critics thanks to leaks from his upcoming book ‘The Room Where it Happened’, which seemingly confirm accusations that the president withheld foreign aid to Ukraine.
Trump accused Bolton of writing a “nasty & untrue” book and saying the warmongering Republican could have led the USA into “World War Six by now”
In a forthcoming book, Bolton alleges that Trump sought to tie aid to Ukraine to an investigation of the Biden political ring, which the president denies.
The book must seemingly confirm accusations that the president withheld foreign aid to Ukraine in the hopes they would investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s playbook.
Bolton served as the national security advisor to the president from April 2018 to September 2019.
The former Fox News regular was a controversial pick from the beginning, as he had been described as a war hawk – something that went against Trump’s less aggressive stance at the time on expanding US presence in foreign countries.
Bolton had also worked with the second Bush administration as the United States ambassador to the United Nations, a position he resigned in December 2006 before a Democrat-controlled Senate could kick him out of the job.
Bolton had told the press he was looking to use the “Libya model” in negotiations with North Korea, noting that American and British observers had been allowed into Libyan nuclear sites to confirm disarmament.
The hope from Libya was economic aid, but the relationship between the US and Libya obviously soured. Libya was destabilized, riots broke out and the country’s leader Muammar al-Ghaddafi was brutally assassinated in 2011.
It was viewed as a rather aggressive approach to take with North Korea, especially since the country had just opened up talks with the USA. Trump was clear at the time that it was a big reason why Bolton was let go.
Despite being kicked out of an administration whose recent foreign policy decisions have been criticized for being too aggressive, calls for Bolton to testify against Trump in his impeachment trial intensified when portions of his upcoming book were leaked to the New York Times.
Trump’s “World War Six” comment has not been taken quite as seriously as he may have hoped, with people mocking the president, who recently made the in-cognizant claim that he stopped World War III by killing Iranian top general Qassem Soleimani.
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