Bolton Teases Beijing ‘Bombshell’

Former national security adviser John Bolton alleges in his upcoming 592-page memoir that President Trump regularly gives “personal favors to dictators he liked,” backed the idea of more concentration camps in China, and asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to help him in the 2020 election, according to excerpts obtained and published by several media outlets.

Trump also apparently was unaware that Britain is a nuclear power and asked whether Finland is part of Russia, according to Bolton — who also claimed that during Trump’s 2018 visit to North Korea, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo handed Bolton a note saying of Trump, “He is so full of sh–.”

The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday published an excerpt of the book, and The New York Times and The Washington Post also published stories based on parts of the manuscript. Fox News has confirmed the quotes in The New York Times’ story.

According to these excerpts, Bolton also reserved harsh words for Democrat impeachment managers who demanded he testify as part of their inquiry into Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. “Had Democratic impeachment advocates not been so obsessed with their Ukraine blitzkrieg in 2019, had they taken the time to inquire more systematically about Trump’s behavior across his entire foreign policy, the impeachment outcome might well have been different,” Bolton wrote.

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