Bolton joined Fox News' Dana Perino on Thursday for an interview that gravitated around the deeply unflattering revelations he shared about Trump in his new memoir: The Room Where It Happened.
Bolton, who served as USA ambassador to the United Nations under former President George W. Bush, is back in the spotlight to promote a new memoir, "The Room Where it Happened", about his stint as national security adviser under Trump from April 2018 until he resigned in September 2019. President Trump didn't want to hear a bad word about Xi Jinping. And he didn't want to hear about the potential impact of a pandemic on the American economy and its effect on his reelection.
Trump has said Bolton "broke the law" in publishing the book and also tweeted he was trying to get even for being fired "like the sick puppy he is". There is one thing Xi might want to hide: In accordance to Bolton, the Chinese chief said he needed to operate with Trump for another 6 years, assuming he would be reelected.
"I thought the ebook, produced on Tuesday, worked in China's favor". The book has been subject to a months-long legal battle between him and the Trump administration, which in a last ditch attempt last week asked a judge for emergency help to stop the book's publication. "I believe that he's a criminal, and I believe, frankly, he should go to jail for that", Trump said.
The Justice Department had sought an injunction and a temporary restraining order to prevent the release of "The Room Where It Happened", saying that the book contained classified information and that Bolton had deliberately bypassed the necessary classification review process that he had agreed to. In the one particular response to a question about Bolton that the Ministry of International Affairs has published on the internet, spokesman Zhao mentioned: "You might will need to request the USA aspect for what was outlined in the reserve".
Bolton went on to argue that Trump "needs to get a focus on understanding the nature of this threat".
Bolton has consistently justified his absence during the impeachment inquiry by claiming that House Democrats are at fault.
Bolton refused a request that he testify, and was never subpoenaed by House Democrats in the lead-up to the Senate impeachment trial, where Trump was acquitted on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. "I don't think that's what we're seeing".
Just like the Russian President, Britain's Boris Johnson also played Donald Trump "like a fiddle", according to John Bolton, who suggested the British prime minister can use that ability to his advantage.
"Make sure I win", Trump allegedly told Chinese President Xi Jinping during a dinner at the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, in June 2019.