‘A real dope!’ Trump fires back at John Bolton for voter fraud commentary
Former National Security Advisor John Bolton is joining the chorus of those who have called upon President Donald Trump to concede the election to Joe Biden. The POTUS isn’t having it, though.
Outraged, Trump took to Twitter to provide a blunt message which suggests that the former U.N. ambassador shouldn’t expect an invitation to the White House Thanksgiving dinner.
“John Bolton was one of the dumbest people in government that I’ve had the ‘pleasure’ to work with. A sullen, dull and quiet guy, he added nothing to National Security except, ‘Gee, let’s go to war.’ Also, illegally released much Classified Information. A real dope!”
The president was perhaps taking exception to Bolton’s comments during an appearance on ABC’s This Week when he claimed that what America experienced two weeks ago was a free and fair election.
“Where’s the evidence? I think that as every day goes by, it’s clearer there isn’t any evidence [of voter fraud]. If the Republican voters are only hearing Donald Trump’s misrepresentations, it’s not surprising that they believe it. It’s critical for other Republican leaders to stand up and explain what actually happened.”
Former National Security Adviser John Bolton urges GOP leadership to "explain to our voters… that in fact Trump has lost the election and that these claims of election fraud are baseless." https://t.co/hE5WIlI3Yl pic.twitter.com/H6E7TES3id
— ABC News (@ABC) November 16, 2020
Once Trump fired Bolton in September 2019, he has hardly been shy about assessing Bolton’s capabilities and neocon policy tendencies including championing endless war, especially after Bolton published an anti-Trump book after his exit from the administration.
John Bolton was one of the dumbest people in government that I’ve had the “pleasure” to work with. A sullen, dull and quiet guy, he added nothing to National Security except, “Gee, let’s go to war.” Also, illegally released much Classified Information. A real dope!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2020
On June 18, for example, Trump described Bolton as “A disgruntled boring fool who only wanted to go to war.”
On June 12, the president characterized Bolton as a “washed-up creepster” and “lowlife” who sought to make money off of his government service.
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
Washed up Creepster John Bolton is a lowlife who should be in jail, money seized, for disseminating, for profit, highly Classified information. Remember what they did to the young submarine sailor, but did nothing to Crooked Hillary. I ended up pardoning him – It wasn’t fair!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 23, 2020
In July, Trump quipped on social media that he is the ultimate member of the Book of the Month Club because people like “war-mongering fool” Bolton plus others have rushed to print negative, tell-all books about him and his family.
I am the ultimate member of The Book of the Month Club. First I have lowlife dummy John Bolton, a war mongering fool, violating the law (he released massive amounts of Classified Information) and an NDA in order to build badly needed credibility and make a few dollars, which
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 17, 2020
Unlike other Never Trumpers, however, Bolton says he didn’t vote for Biden either. Moreover, he also refuted unsubstantiated anonymous claims published in The Atlantic that President Trump disparaged U.S. soldiers.
The Democrats and their sycophants in the corporate media have anointed Joe Biden as president-elect, even though there is no legal certification yet, and numerous lawsuits alleging rampant fraud are pending, with more to come.
The media has recently adopted the mantra that there was no “widespread” fraud in the election, without providing a definition of widespread and before credible claims of pervasive irregularities have been fully litigated.
In general, the media is and has been quite enthusiastic about giving America Last, GOP establishment types like John Bolton a platform to bash Trump.