Trump Blasts 'Wacko' John Bolton, Says Book is Full of 'Lies and Fake Stories'
President scorches former National Security Advisor
President Donald Trump has taken aim at former National Security Advisor John Bolton for allegations he made against the president in his new book.
Trump described Bolton as "disgruntled" before saying his book was "made up of lies."
"Wacko John Bolton’s 'exceedingly tedious' (New York Times) book is made up of lies & fake stories. Said all good about me, in print, until the day I fired him," Trump tweeted.
"A disgruntled boring fool who only wanted to go to war," the president added.
"Never had a clue, was ostracized & happily dumped. What a dope!"
Wacko John Bolton’s “exceedingly tedious”(New York Times) book is made up of lies & fake stories. Said all good about me, in print, until the day I fired him. A disgruntled boring fool who only wanted to go to war. Never had a clue, was ostracized & happily dumped. What a dope!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2020
"President Bush fired him also," Trump added in a follow-up tweet.
"Bolton is incompetent!"
President Bush fired him also. Bolton is incompetent! https://t.co/vVW3rKiwSz— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2020
In Bolton's book, 'The Room Where It Happened,' he made several allegations about Trump.
The former National Security Advisor alleged that Trump spoke to Chinese leader Xi Jinping about recruiting China's help in the 2020 election.
He also reignited the debunked Russian collusion narrative claiming Russia's President Vladimir Putin thinks he can play Trump "like a fiddle."
But Bolton may be facing federal criminal charges if his new book reveals classified information.
Trump previously warned that Bolton could face criminal prosecution for publishing the book, although he noted the decision is in the hands of Attorney General William Barr, MarketWatch reported.
The president and AG Barr have both accused Bolton of bypassing the pre-publication review process that's meant to ensure the absence of classified details.
“We don’t believe that Bolton went through that process — hasn’t completed the process — and, therefore, is in violation of that agreement,” the attorney general said.