ABC Promotes “Interview Everyone’s Been Waiting For” with John Bolton – Twitter Users, of All Stripes, Are Having Absolutely None of It

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ABC News ran promotions for its primetime special with former National Security Adviser John Bolton on Twitter and users, of all political stripes, were not the least bit impressed.

Bolton served as Trump’s NSA from 2018 to 2019. In that time it was felt Bolton’s main goal was to get the U.S. involved in as many wars as possible – especially with Iran.

If foreign policy were directed by Bolton “we’d be in four wars by now,” Trump said in 2019. In January of this year, Trump made similar comments. “If I listened to him, we would be in World War Six by now,” the President wrote on Twitter. He also said that Bolton “begged” him for a job that didn’t require Senate approval.

Bolton failed to garner enough support for Senate approval to continue as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations years ago and has had difficulty garnering enough support for any other position since, according to Trump.

Last June, the president decided not to follow through with a bombing rain on Iran. Planning for the potential strike came in response to Iran’s downing of an unmanned U.S. aircraft it says was in Iranian air space. Bolton was reportedly very displeased with the President’s decision.

In September, the President revealed that he was working on a summit between the Taliban and the Afghani government. Bolton was vehemently opposed to that decision as well.

Trump also blamed Bolton for policies that got the U.S. bogged down in involvement in Venezuela. And the two were at odds over the President’s policies vis a vis North Korea.

Bolton let all of this be known in a book that is being published this month. The DOJ sued to halt the book’s publication based on national security grounds but U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth denied the Justice Department’s request to keep the book from being made public. With copies already in circulation to the media and others, that “horse seems to be out of the barn,” Lamberth said. And the DOJ had not established that “an injunction is an appropriate remedy.”

But, in reviewing the classified materials in the book, Lamberth found that “likely jeopardized national security” by disclosing classified info, and that the government’s case against Bolton is likely to ultimately succeed .

Bolton had made several “blockbuster” claims in the books such as the fact that Trump did not object to President’s Xi’s building of concentration camps for millions of Chinese Muslim Uyghurs. Bolton also claims that Trump asked for Xi’s help in getting him reelected by buying U.S. agriculture products to curry favor with U.S. farmers. And that senior level staff often learned of many policy decisions via the President’s tweets.

All of the revelations seem to have done little to convince the American people that Bolton cares about much other than his war agenda.

When ABC News ran their promotional campaign for tonight’s “can’t-miss” interview, they let their voices be heard. Notable is how American of all political persuasions seem to be united in their disdain for Bolton.

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