Read time: 1 minute

John Bolton Tells ABC News Putin Believes He Can 'Play Trump Like A Fiddle'

President Donald Trump is not "fit for office" and doesn't have "the competence to carry out the job," Bolton said.

I wonder just how many minutes Bolton worked for Trump before he came to this conclusion. Fifteen? Five? However long it took for it to dawn on Bolton that Trump is an incompetent, dangerous boob, it didn't take him long at all to figure out that if he held on to all his insider information instead of testifying against Trump in his impeachment inquiry, he could feather his retirement nest with a couple of million bucks and still maintain his gold star membership in the Very Serious Right Wing Warmongers Club. Via ABC News:

President Donald Trump is not "fit for office" and doesn't have "the competence to carry out the job," his former national security adviser John Bolton told ABC News in an exclusive interview.

In an explosive new book about his 17 months at the White House, Bolton characterizes Trump as "stunningly uninformed," ignorant of basic facts and easily manipulated by foreign adversaries.

But his assessment that Trump is not "fit" to be president is among the most stunning indictments of a sitting president by one of their own top advisers in American history.

"There really isn't any guiding principle that I was able to discern other than what's good for Donald Trump's reelection," Bolton told ABC News chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz.

"He was so focused on the reelection that longer-term considerations fell by the wayside," he added.

Bolton is being so tactful, hanging on with all his might to his standing as a potential player. It's nice to have irrefutable proof that Bolton, like Trump, is completely self-interested and impressed with his own splendor. It really hasn't occurred to him yet that the Republican party is in the ICU on a ventilator -- and it ain't coming home anytime soon, if at all.

We Need Your Help Now More Than Ever

For 17 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook and social media are drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or subscribe for an ad-free experience.

More C&L Coverage


New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team