President Trump’s former nationwide safety advisor believes Trump is putty within the palms of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“I feel Putin thinks he can play him like a fiddle,” John Bolton mentioned in an excerpt of an ABC News interview scheduled to air this Sunday evening.
“I feel Putin is wise, robust. I feel he sees he’s not confronted with a severe adversary right here,” Bolton went on. “I don’t suppose he’s apprehensive about Donald Trump.”
The interview comes on the heels of the discharge of Bolton’s bombshell tell-all ebook from his time within the White Home, “The Room The place It Occurred,” scheduled to be revealed June 23.
The ebook alleges the president pressed China’s Xi Jinping to assist Trump’s reelection, amongst different unflattering anecdotes and tales from the Oval Workplace.
The White Home has gone to nice lengths to strain Bolton and his writer Simon & Schuster from publishing his ebook. The Trump administration has sued to dam its launch and Trump himself warned that Bolton might face felony prices.
Bolton went on in his one-on-one interview to slam Trump for being inept when it got here to overseas coverage when ABC Information’ Martha Raddatz requested in regards to the president’s deal-making talents.
“The president might be an excellent dealmaker in the case of Manhattan actual property,” Bolton mentioned. “Coping with arms limitation treaties on strategic weapons, dealing in lots of, many different worldwide safety points are issues far faraway from his life expertise.”
The previous diplomat mentioned Trump “didn’t like” studying or studying about such points.
“Whenever you’re coping with someone like Putin who has made his life understanding Russia’s strategic positioning on this planet towards Donald Trump, who doesn’t take pleasure in studying about these points, or studying about them, it’s a really troublesome place for America to be in.”