In the wake of several revelations in former national security adviser John Bolton’s upcoming book, including information about the military aid package for Ukraine that Democrats claim bolsters their impeachment case, President Donald Trump blasted the former employee in an early morning tweet.
The president held nothing back in his social media slam as he criticized Bolton’s book and his work while he was Trump’s national security adviser. The president also claimed that America would be involved in “World War Six” if Bolton was still in the employ of the White House.
“For a guy who couldn’t get approved for the Ambassador to the U.N. years ago, couldn’t get approved for anything since, “begged” me for a non Senate approved job, which I gave him despite many saying “Don’t do it, sir,” takes the job, mistakenly says “Libyan Model” on T.V., and 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?” Trump wrote on Wednesday morning.
For a guy who couldn’t get approved for the Ambassador to the U.N. years ago, couldn’t get approved for anything since, “begged” me for a non Senate approved job, which I gave him despite many saying “Don’t do it, sir,” takes the job, mistakenly says “Libyan Model” on T.V., and..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29, 2020
On Tuesday night, Trump’s anti-Bolton campaign began with an earlier tweet in which he implied that Bolton’s new book was a little too well-timed, asking why the former adviser didn’t reveal the information he claims he has a long time ago.
“Why didn’t John Bolton complain about this ‘nonsense’ a long time ago, when he was very publicly terminated. He said, not that it matters, NOTHING!” Trump tweeted.
According to The Hill, The New York Times published a report over the weekend with claims that in Bolton’s unpublished, upcoming book, that Trump told Bolton he would continue to hold the Ukraine military aid package only until the Ukrainian government.
The claims have been strongly and repeatedly denied by the president and a number of his Republican allies, many of whom have also suggested that Bolton is looking to cash in on a major book deal.
However, because of the report, Senate Democrats are making an extra effort to attempt to call Bolton as a witness in Trump’s impeachment trial — a move that most Senate Republicans are strongly resisting.
Recent reports signaled on Tuesday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might not end up with enough votes to block the calling of witnesses in the impeachment trial.