President Donald Trump fired off a late-night attack on John Bolton amid new allegations featured in the former national security advisorâ€™sÂ upcoming book.Â But given the nature of Trumpâ€™s attack, it didnâ€™t go well.
Trump, who famously vowed to hire only â€œthe best and most serious people,â€ now says that Bolton was a â€œwacko,â€ a â€œdope,â€ â€œincompetentâ€ and a â€œdisgruntled boring foolâ€:
Wacko John Boltonâ€™s â€œexceedingly tediousâ€(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!
â€” Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2020
Earlier in the evening, Trump made similar comments during an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity.
â€œ[Bolton] was a washed-up guy. I gave him a chance,â€ Trump said.Â
That had people asking… if Bolton was incompetent and washed-up, why would Trump hire him in the first place?Â
General Mattis is a “dope”; General Kelly is a “dope”; General McMaster is a “dope”; Secretary Tillerson is a “dope”; AG Sessions is a “dope”; and now John Bolton is a “dope”. Notice a pattern here folks? (& who is the next “dope” to fall? General Milley?) https://t.co/ARCVSSZ29y
â€” Michael McFaul (@McFaul) June 18, 2020
You just gave the worst luck in hiring, donâ€™t you? All your picks turn out to be dopes or overrated or dumb as rocks. What a shame.
â€” Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) June 18, 2020
Who hired him because they should not have a job in the White House
â€” Thor Benson (@thor_benson) June 18, 2020
You hired a National Security Advisor whoâ€™d already been fired for incompetence by another president?
Wow. You are bad at your job. https://t.co/WlnVKLm6z4
â€” Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) June 18, 2020
â€” Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) June 18, 2020
Interesting🤔 you always seem to hire bad people who at one point gave you good coverage, after they don’t they’re always”washed up”. “Only the best”🤬🤬 https://t.co/8Wnh3eSwmK
â€” Lisa Moraitis🇬🇷🇺🇸 (@LisaMoraitis1) June 18, 2020