The 2024 presidential election looms as 2023 starts. Former President Donald Trump is the sole Republican who has declared their candidacy for 2024, and it is highly assumed that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will also run. Now, further Republicans are declaring their plans.
John Bolton, Donald Trump’s former national security advisor, hinted at a White House run and attacked Trump for his attack on the Constitution last month.
He stated he would have to run for president in 2024 if other Republicans did not criticize the former president for attempting to eliminate the Constitution to prevent future ‘election fraud’, despite there being no evidence the 2020 vote was’stolen’. On Meet the Press, he told NBC’s Kristen Welker, ‘I think to be a presidential candidate, you can’t simply say I support the Constitution you have to say I would oppose people who would undercut it.
BREAKING: Fmr. Nat’l Security Adviser John Bolton is considering a 2024 presidential run if it would prevent fmr. President Trump from taking office again.
Bolton: “You can’t simply say, ‘I support the Constitution.’ You have to say, ‘I would oppose people who undercut it.’” pic.twitter.com/Twy8pluMYT
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) December 5, 2022
‘I’d like to see Shermanesque statements from all the potential candidates. If I don’t see that then I’m going to seriously consider getting in.’ Bolton said: ‘I think the voters, the Republican voters, people who choose the Republican nominee, nearly 95 percent disagree that Donald Trump is more important than the Constitution. ‘What does a candidate have to lose by appealing to 95 percent of the base of the Republican Party?’ he argued.
Former President Trump has already clarified to individuals who misconstrued his comments regarding the Constitution that he is, in fact, in favor of the U.S. Constitution.
Now that the midterm elections and the holidays are over, Bolton has announced that he will run against his former employer in the 2024 race. According to Daily Mail, the experienced foreign policy hawk, who was dubbed Mr. Tough Guy by Trump, stated that his White House campaign will center on being harsher on China and Russia.
The 74-year-old already has his opponent on the Republican ticket in his crosshairs, claiming that support for his MAGA principles is in a “terminal fall.” The seasoned foreign policy hawk, who was dubbed Mr. Tough Guy by Trump, stated that his campaign for the White House will emphasize being harsher on China and Russia. The United States and its allies will not accept unprovoked aggression against your neighbors, which I believe should be recognized not only in Moscow, but also in places such as Beijing.
Bolton has been a mainstay of Republican administrations for decades, serving as assistant attorney general under Ronald Reagan, assistant secretary of state for international organization affairs under George H. W. Bush, and in a variety of positions under George W. Bush. From 2001 to 2005, he served as undersecretary of state for weapons control and international security affairs. He was subsequently named US ambassador to the United Nations, while concurrently lobbying for the Iraq War as director of the Project for the New American Century.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
Under Trump, he served from April 2018 to September 2019 as national security adviser, two years after he was overlooked as a potential secretary of state because the GOP president ‘didn’t like his moustache’, insiders said. The pair later clashed over foreign policy views on Iran and Afghanistan, and Trump tweeted on September 9 that his ‘services are no longer needed’ due to their ‘many’ disagreements. Bolton refuted this version of events, saying he offered to resign, Daily Mail notes. CONTINUE READING…