Former national security adviser John Bolton may be the most despised man in Washington, D.C.
The controversial neoconservative hasn’t won any friends on the left for his decision to cash-in with a damning portrayal of President Trump in his memoir instead of testifying during Trump’s impeachment. The right convincingly argues that Bolton’s sensationalist claims are bunk; if he were genuinely concerned about Trump’s supposed antics, he would have spoken out when these incidents purportedly happened.
But former Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) had the most savage take, telling Fox News host Martha MacCallum, “for $29.95, he’s going to save you from this existential threat.”
Per Fox News:
“John Bolton’s argument now is that Trump is unfit for office and should be removed, that he’s committed high crimes and misdemeanors,” Gowdy explained on “The Story.”
“Now, he had a chance to go before the House, he didn’t do it. He had a chance to go before the Senate, he didn’t do it. He had a chance to come on your or some other host’s show and answer tough questions,” he told host Martha MacCallum.
“But no, for $29.95, he’s going to save you from this existential threat to our republic.”
Bolton alleges in his upcoming 592-page memoir, due out next week, that Trump regularly gave “personal favors to dictators he liked,” backed the idea of more concentration camps in China, and asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to help him in the 2020 election, according to excerpts obtained and published by several media outlets.
Besides Gowdy, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany called Bolton the “most disliked man in America,” edging out former FBI chief James Comey. Meanwhile, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) dismissed Bolton as arguably an author, but “he’s no patriot.” What do you think about John Bolton? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!