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.
TONIGHT: The interview everyone’s been waiting for. Now, the man President Trump doesn’t want you to hear from – John Bolton, finally speaks out. DON’T MISS IT TONIGHT at 9|8c on ABC. pic.twitter.com/PIe7b0zK4M
— ABC News (@ABC) June 21, 2020
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.
….many more mistakes of judgement, gets fired because frankly, if I listened to him, we would be in World War Six by now, and goes out and IMMEDIATELY writes a nasty & untrue book. All Classified National Security. Who would do this?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29, 2020
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.
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.
WARNING: Some users’ posts contain graphic language.
Aww ABC gets paid by the democraps to do everything they can to change the outcome of the election. It isnt gonna work.
— Hannah Epps (@HannahBNana1223) June 21, 2020
We’ve heard this shit before. So called bombshell and then it ends up to be a useless warmonger who wanted @realDonaldTrump to bomb Iran and he did not so he got angry and sold his soul for $2 million. Name them, Micheal Cohen, Omarosa, Kohn, and all the rest.
— The Real Simpson (@Anthony13744538) June 21, 2020
I’m not waiting for this. It was obvious he was a bad fit for Trump when he hired him. He’s a swamp creature. Trump realized it and got rid of him. No one ever said the swamp wouldn’t fight back when we set out to drain it.
— Batmantis (@Zorak30) June 21, 2020
You guys hated him before he got mad at Trump. Enemy of my Enemy is my friend, eh?
— Reno McDallas (@RenoMcDallas) June 21, 2020
Why, this guy is a disgruntled employee.
— Ronnie D Yapo (@RonnieYapo) June 21, 2020
One bad guy throwing another bad guy under the bus while we all watch is really just kinda sad for us isn’t it. Entertaining. But sad.
— Kevin Med (@kmed_8) June 21, 2020
Abc paid Twitter to show an ad for an evil man promoting his book to me, a person that neither will watch ABC’s garbage programming or buy a book written by a Nazi who’s main gripe about Trump is that Trump isn’t eager enough to kill millions in a global war.
— Jon Ivy （艾森） (@jonivy) June 21, 2020
Didn’t @ABC hate their guy a few year ago?
— Brian Jones (@Brian7360) June 21, 2020
This warmongering hawk would have us at war throughout the entire Middle East! Never served, but eager to send youngsters to their deaths! An inflated despot thinking his view was the only acceptable approach! And now he’s tail hurt that his war drums were cast aside for peace.
— DocRocket ⭐⭐⭐ (@DocMcQuinn) June 21, 2020
We wanted to hear him testify to Congress. Like a patriot.
Not getting any money from me.
— BlackLivesMatter (@ManMet80) June 21, 2020
John Bolton is a warmonger Criminal and he should be locked up with Bush and Cheney.
— Bret Bucher 🇺🇸 🏄♂️🏠 (@BretBucher) June 21, 2020
— Dakota Heller (@PSUDakotaHeller) June 21, 2020
This is laughable 😆😆😆😆 no one wants to watch this crap
— DTruth (@dtruth1999) June 21, 2020
— LvMyHbby (@LvMyHbby2) June 21, 2020
Lol!! Keep tryin’ABC.
— Silent Majority (@pt_advocate) June 21, 2020
“Everybody” hasn’t been waiting for this interview. Sorry.
— Anna’s at Home (@merrythedog) June 21, 2020
NOT INTERESTED! DIGUSTED WITH BOLTON AND ABC”NEWS”!
— Magagirl (@Suzylocke2) June 21, 2020
Trust me no one has been waiting for this.
— Kristen Marin Papac (@kikiphotog) June 21, 2020
Too Bad We Can’t Give A Thumbs Down On Twitter … You Would Definitely Get One ! 👎🏿
— George Brenzel (@GeorgeBrenzel) June 21, 2020