"We can get over one term", he said.
"And the outcome of the very narrow focus that the Democrats adopted without consultation outside their own narrow circle, as far as I can tell, and their rush to get it done so that the impeachment proceedings didn't interfere with the Democratic presidential nomination had the effect of pushing House Republicans into a corner", Bolton said in his interview with NPR. Certainly not gonna vote for Joe Biden either. "Trump asked whether we could reach Acting US Attorney General Matt Whitaker, which I sidestepped", the former aide writes.
"'You tell Bibi that if he uses force, I will back him".
"The threat from North Korea today is absolutely greater".
"I've known him for many years", he said of Biden.
Bolton gives details in the book of conversations before and after three meetings between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, including how their second summit in Vietnam fell apart. So like the eight years of Obama, we just lost another two or three years.
"It's true at the secretary of state level, the secretary of defense level as well", he continued.
Trump partisans insist Bolton is lying; by publishing with such candour, and it's a wonderfully warts-and-all account, Bolton is effectively saying "bring it on".
It is no secret that Donald Trump has been a persistent critic of some North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member states for their failure to meet the defence spending target of two percent of GDP.
"Trump was not biting, insisting that there had to be a deal to eliminate North Korea's nuclear weapons before there was another summit", he wrote.
Trump made clear that the administration would do whatever it could to prevent Bolton from benefiting financially from the book.
Mr Bolton also reports that Mr Trump, a real estate tycoon who never held office before winning the White House, thought Finland was part of Russian Federation.
"As we pointed out, it's not (customary) to reveal dialogue between state leaders and the process of consultations in diplomatic relations", a senior Cheong Wa Dae official told reporters on the condition of anonymity. It was hard to explain. This wasn't anything I thought would be pleasant.
"I think Putin is smart, tough". He added that there is no guiding principle, other than what is good for Trump's reelection. But there lies danger: Trump's closest allies would also be adversely affected by any damage inflicted by the book on the U.S. president inside and outside the country.
"The U.S. itself got nothing from that".
"I didn't know what he would say".
"I'm the one that tempers him, but that's OK".
According to Bolton, at a G20 meeting in Osaka, Japan, Trump pressed Xi to buy agricultural products from US farmers, who were an important voting bloc to Trump.
"It's not the first time, either", Bolton told Raddatz. Following the meeting, however, Bolton acknowledged that he was "relieved".
Former U.S. national security advisor John Bolton speaks during a lecture at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, U.S. February 17, 2020.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), for instance, said Bolton was "arrogant", alleging he "chose loyalty over patriotism" by not testifying. Bolton offered to testify during the Senate impeachment trial, but Republicans voted to reject hearing from any witnesses.
Mr Trump tweeted that Mr Bolton, "broke the law by releasing Classified Information (in massive amounts)".
Putin also questioned whether the USA withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal was productive, but Bolton told him: "Iran was not in compliance with the deal, noted the connection between Iran and North Korea on the reactor in Syria the Israelis had destroyed in 2007 and said we were carefully watching for evidence the two proliferators were cooperating even now". He said it to me directly that that's what he had in mind.
House impeachment managers Rep. I think it was impeachment malpractice.
Bolton quoted Trump as saying, "That's strong", after he read the president Choe's remarks.