Report: Bolton Said He Was "Regularly Appalled" By Trump's Behavior
Former National Security Advisor John Bolton had doubts that President Donald Trump was acting in American’s best interests, according to Newsweek.
Bolton, who left the administration in September, frequently clashed with the president on a range of foreign policy issues. Democrats have been pushing for the former diplomat, 71, to testify in Trump’s impeachment trial, demands amplified by new revelations in his forthcoming book.
The Washington Post reported Monday that Bolton was “regularly appalled” by the president’s behavior, citing people close to the former advisor. A person familiar with the book added that Bolton was unsure if Trump was motivated by U.S. interests or by “nefarious” goals.
Bolton’s manuscript provided Democratic efforts to have witnesses testify at Trump’s trial a substantial boost. His position would have given him key insights into the president’s Ukraine strategy, which allegedly sought to bolster his reelection prospects at the expense of U.S. and Ukrainian national security.
Bolton’s book, “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir,” is scheduled for a March 17 release.