John Bolton, the former national security advisor to former President Donald Trump, declared on Friday that he intends to run against Trump in the 2024 presidential election.
Bolton told Noah Phillips, North America reporter for the British TV show Good Morning Britain, on Friday, “I would get in to win the nomination and I would do it primarily on the basis that we need a much stronger foreign policy.”
Donald Trump's former national security advisor John Bolton has told us that he will run for US President in a bid to stop his former boss from getting back into the White House. pic.twitter.com/ZY66AFQ2od
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) January 6, 2023
“I think it’s important that it’s understood not just in Moscow, but it’s understood in places like Beijing, that unprovoked aggression against your neighbors is not something the United States and its allies will tolerate,” Bolton further said.
Bolton blasted Trump, who will be one of his contenders for the Republican nomination, saying Trump’s popularity inside the party continues in “terminal decline.”
Bolton, defending his viability as a presidential contender, stated, “I wouldn’t run as a vanity candidate.”
“If I didn’t think I could run seriously, then I wouldn’t get in the race,” he added.
Bolton has established the image of a foreign policy hawk throughout his political career, which dates back to the Reagan administration, by calling for U.S. military action and regime change initiatives in Iran, Syria, Libya, Venezuela, Cuba, Yemen, and North Korea.
During President George W. Bush’s 2003 war against Iraq, Bolton served as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
Trump appointed John R. Bolton as national security advisor in 2018 to replace Michael T. Flynn. Later, the former president gave Bolton the moniker “Mr. Tough Guy.”
Nonetheless, Bolton’s tenure as national security advisor was brief, since Trump sacked him in September 2019.
In the tweet announcing the advisor’s resignation, Trump stated that he had told Bolton the previous evening that “his skills are no longer required at the White House” and that he and Bolton disagreed on many of the latter’s recommendations. Bolton resigned a day after Trump’s statements.
Bolton would later publish a book called “The Room Where It Happened” — copies of which had been leaked during the 2019 impeachment of the president — making bombshell allegations about Trump’s foreign policy and his relations with China and Russia, drawing blowback from the president and his supporters.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
Wacko John Bolton’s “exceedingly tedious”(New York Times) book is made up of lies & fake stories. Said all good about me, in print, until the day I fired him. A disgruntled boring fool who only wanted to go to war. Never had a clue, was ostracized & happily dumped. What a dope! CONTINUE READING…