John Bolton is hoping to cash in on his time with the Trump administration.
Trying to portray his book as a “tell-all” narrative with juicy details, Bolton’s biggest problem is his credibility – specifically his lack thereof.
And John Bolton watched in horror as a key U.S. official just torpedoed a major claim in his book under oath.
Though fake news journalists have spent the previous 20 years disparaging Bolton as the neoconservative warmonger that he is, completely destroying his credibility, those same reporters rejoiced watching Bolton trash Trump in his new book.
Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post gleefully published one of Bolton’s claims about President Trump allegedly begging Chinese President Xi Jing Ping to increase purchases of America’s agricultural products to artificially boost exports before the 2020 election.
“He then, stunningly, turned the conversation to the coming U.S. presidential election, alluding to China’s economic capability to affect the ongoing campaigns, pleading with Xi to ensure he’d win,” Bolton claimed. “He stressed the importance of farmers, and increased Chinese purchases of soybeans and wheat in the electoral outcome. I would print Trump’s exact words but the government’s prepublication review process has decided otherwise.”
But Bolton was horrified as we watched U.S. Trade Representative Rob Lighthizer testify under oath before the Senate that this was completely untrue.
“Absolutely untrue, never happened. I was there, I have no recollection of that ever happening. I don’t believe it’s true, I don’t believe it ever happened,” Lighthizer testified.
“Would I have recollected something as crazy as that? Of course I would,” Lighthizer added.
This isn’t the first time Bolton’s outlandish claims were rebuffed by administration officials.
Near the end of the impeachment witch hunt, Attorney General William Barr dismissed Bolton’s claims.
When it comes down to it, Bolton has a severe credibility issue.
Honest Washington, D.C. observers have known that all along, but the Fake News Media could care less.
They just want to publicize and praise Bolton’s new book, giving him free rein to talk about it and make claims without question as long as it hurts President Trump.
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