Former National Security Adviser John Bolton was humiliated by President Donald Trump in a scathing tweet over the weekend, Fox News reported.
“John Bolton was one of the dumbest people in government that I’ve had the ‘pleasure’ to work with,” Trump tweeted Sunday. “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!”
Ending what Bolton started
The president’s tweet was reportedly provoked by comments Bolton made earlier in the day on ABC News’ This Week.
Bolton told host George Stephanopoulos that it’s time for Republicans to admit that Trump lost the election.
“I think it’s very important for leaders in the Republican Party to explain to our voters, who are not as stupid as the Democrats think, that, in fact, Trump has lost the election and that his claims of election fraud are baseless,” Bolton said, according to Fox.
He went on: “The fact is that we’ve seen litigation in all the key battleground states, and it has failed consistently. Right now the Trump campaign is doing the legal equivalent of pinching pennies.”
Bolton concluded by insisting that it is “critical for other Republican leaders to stand up and explain what actually happened: Donald Trump lost what, by any evidence we have so far, was a free and fair election.”
No hidden feelings
Of course, Trump has not conceded the 2020 presidential election, and until his legal challenges to the results are settled, there’s no sign that he will.
He only won in the eyes of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA. I concede NOTHING! We have a long way to go. This was a RIGGED ELECTION!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2020
Bolton, for his part, now joins a small list of Republicans urging others in the GOP to accept the media projections of a win for Joe Biden.
But there’s no love lost here: Bolton, who was Trump’s National Security adviser until September 2019, has long been the target of the president’s ire. At one point, Trump referred to him as a “wacko” and a “sick puppy” with dangerous foreign policy views.
Since leaving the administration, Bolton has written a book in which he made all sorts of accusations about Trump. Many of the claims have since been disputed.