Bolton Says Trump’s Criticisms of His Book 'Degrade the Office of the Presidency'


Former U.S. national security advisor John Bolton is firing back at President Donald Trump over criticism of his new book.

Co-host of “The View” Sunny Hostin asked Bolton how he would respond to criticisms from Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

According to Bolton, he was not surprised by the reactions his book has garnered.

Bolton’s book “The Room Where It Happened” allegedly documents information that could be damaging to the president.

“With respect to the criticisms, I assumed they were coming. I believe that the president would respond the way he did,” Bolton said.

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He added, “I think this response and many other things he said degrade the office of the presidency. That’s something that all Americans should prize.”

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Bolton’s comments come just days after he expressed his concern with the upcoming presidential election during an interview with ABC News on Sunday, as IJR previously reported.

He warned Americans of the dangers of re-electing Trump and hopes they will remember him as a “one-term” president.

Bolton also expressed his concern Trump will not be willing to make the transfer of power easy if he were to lose the upcoming election during an interview with the Washington Post on Tuesday, as IJR previously reported.

Sanders and Pompeo also weighed in on Bolton’s career ahead of his book release.

Pompeo called Bolton a “traitor” in a statement last week.

In an interview on Fox News on Monday, he alleged that Bolton “thought he was more important than the President of the United States and the American people.”

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Sanders said Bolton was “drunk on power” in her upcoming memoir.

“Bolton was a classic case of a senior White House official drunk on power, who had forgotten that nobody elected him to anything,” Sanders writes.

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