Retired US national defense consultant John Bolton said Sunday he thinks North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “gets an enormous laugh” over US counterpart Donald Trump’s awareness of their friendship.
Bolton talked to ABC News for his initial consultation ahead of the Tuesday discharge of his tell-all book, which comprises many damning statements againnst Trump.
When reporter Martha Raddatz begged if Trump “really thinks Kim Jong Un adores him,” Bolton answered he could see no other justification.
“I guess Kim Jong Un earns a huge laugh out of this,” Bolton said. “These messages that the president has exhibited to the press… are composed by some functionary in the North Korean Workers Party agitprop office.
“And also, the president has glanced at them as information of this deep relationship,” he said, adding that friendship does not quantity to worldwide prudence.
Bolton also let out he does not contemplate Trump to be fit for office and strives he is a one-term president.
“I wish (history) will recall him as a one-term president who didn’t tumble the country irretrievably into a low spiral we can’t recall from. We can get over one term,” he said.
Bolton added that he will appoint for neither Trump nor Democrat Joe Biden in the November presidential elections. Rather, he will “figure out a cautious Republican to write in” on the ballot.
Trump’s government had pursued to stop publication of Bolton’s book, but a US judge declined Saturday to obstruct its discharge, saying it was too late for a restraining order.
“The Room Where it Happened” is Bolton’s illustration of 17 months up close with Trump until he was fired last September.
In his meeting, Bolton said he had relinquished, noting that the “last straw” for him was when Trump invited the Taliban to Camp David during Afghan unity negotiations.
Bolton’s book, which Trump interprets as “fiction,” describes the president “pleading” with Chinese President Xi Jinping during trade negotiations to improve the US president’s likelihood of re-election.
Also, Bolton backs up the statements at the center of Trump’s impeachment last year that he pressured Ukraine to excavate dirt to weaken Biden’s presidential invitation.
Both Republican and Democratic legislators have condemned Bolton for disseminating his book, saying he should have instead come forward during the impeachment procedure.
The House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Democrat Adam Schiff, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” earlier Sunday that Bolton “indicts himself, for cowardliness and for greed” by making his indictments in a book rather of testifying in front of the impeachment earshot.
Republican senator Tim Scott told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that he also wanted Bolton “would have come into the House under agreement and swore.”