Report: John Bolton Told Republican Donors That Trump Is ‘Mentally Unstable’
Former National Security Advisor John Bolton told Republican donors that he believes Trump is “mentally unstable” and worries that the president could pull the U.S. out of NATO if he wins a second term, according to Raw Story.
Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman first shed light on the development and reported that Trump allies are preparing a counterattack against Bolton and his tell-all memoir that is scheduled for released on March 17th.
“He’s a bitter ex-employee,” one former White House aide told Sherman.
A source close to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that the U.S.’s top diplomat may get involved as a character witness against Bolton.
“Pompeo and Bolton were at war with each other during the administration,” the source explained. “Pompeo thought that Bolton was constantly trying to undercut him and the president.”
However, Bolton’s revelation is expected to make certain that the Senate will call him to testify at the president’s impeachment trial.
“[Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is] resigned to the fact there will be witnesses,” one Republican told Sherman.