Ten Biggest Claims of Donald Trump by John Bolton.


 

National Security Adviser John Bolton in his book titled  "The Room Where It Happened " listed out claims by the presidency along his desires for re-election.


The White House is trying to stop John Bolton from releasing the book but litle did they know that US
media have obtained advance copies and have started
publishing details from it.  Below are some of the most eye-
catching allegations levelled against the Vocal President:

1. Trump wanted help from China to win re-
election...
In the book, Mr Bolton describes a meeting between
President Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at a
G20 meeting in Japan last year.
The US president "stunningly, turned the conversation to the
coming US presidential election [in 2020], alluding to
China's economic capability and pleading with Xi to ensure
he'd win," Mr Bolton writes.
"He stressed the importance of farmers and increased
Chinese purchases of soybeans and wheat in the electoral
outcome."
Agriculture is one of the major industries in the Midwest
American states that helped propel Mr Trump to victory in
the 2016 election.


2. Building internment camps
was the 'right thing to do'
China's treatment of the Uighurs and other ethic minorities
has brought international condemnation, with about a
million people thought to have been detained in camps in
the Xinjiang region.
On Wednesday President Trump authorised sanctions
against Chinese officials involved in the mass incarceration,
prompting an angry response from China.
But in Mr Bolton's book, when Mr Xi defended building the
camps, the US president suggested he approved of China's
actions.
"According to our interpreter," Mr Bolton wrote, "Trump said
that Xi should go ahead with building the camps, which
Trump thought was exactly the right thing to do."
3. Trump offered 'personal favours to
dictators'
The Chinese leader is not the only authoritarian Mr Bolton
accuses the president of pandering to.
Mr Trump was willing to intervene in criminal investigations
"to, in effect, give personal favours to dictators he liked," Mr
Bolton wrote.
According to the book Mr Trump offered help to Turkish
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2018 in a US
investigation into a Turkish company over potential
violations of Iranian sanctions.
The US president is said to have agreed to "take care of
things" and that the prosecutors involved were "Obama
people".
4. The Democrats should have gone further
with impeachment efforts
In the book, Mr Bolton backs up Democrats' allegations that
President Trump wanted to withhold military aid to Ukraine
to pressure its government into investigating his rival Joe
Biden. The claim sparked impeachment efforts against Mr
Trump.
However, Mr Bolton criticises the Democrats in his book,
saying they committed "impeachment malpractice" by just
focusing on Ukraine. He argues that if they had broadened
the investigation more Americans would have been
persuaded that President Trump had committed the "high
crimes and misdemeanours" necessary to be removed from
office.
Mr Bolton does not say if the new allegations he makes are
impeachable offences.
He declined to testify in the process when it was in the
House of Representatives late last year, then was blocked
from appearing in the Senate by Republicans.

5. Trump suggested he wanted to serve more
than two terms
More now on President Trump's conversations with Xi
Jinping. Mr Bolton says Mr Trump told China's leader that
Americans were keen for him to make the constitutional
changes needed for him to serve more than two terms.
"One highlight came when Xi said he wanted to work with
Trump for six more years, and Trump replied that people
were saying that the two-term constitutional limit on
presidents should be repealed for him," he wrote in an
extract published by the Wall Street Journal.
"Xi said the US had too many elections, because he didn't
want to switch away from Trump, who nodded approvingly."

6. Trump didn't know the UK was a nuclear
power...
Britain was the third country after the US and the Soviet
Union to test an atomic device, in 1952. But that the UK is
part of the small club of nuclear-armed states appears to
have been news to President Trump.
One extract told of a 2018 meeting with then UK Prime
Minister Theresa May in which an official referred to Britain
as a nuclear power.
Mr Trump is said to have replied: "Oh, are you a nuclear
power?"
The remark, Mr Bolton said, "was not intended as a joke".


7. or if Finland was part of Russia
Mr Bolton says there were other gaps in President Trump's
knowledge.
Before a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in
the Finnish capital Helsinki, he is said to have asked if
Finland was "kind of a satellite of Russia".
According to Mr Bolton, intelligence briefings were not
"terribly useful" since during most of them "he spoke at
greater length than the briefers, often on matters completely
unrelated to the subjects at hand".

8. He was very close to actually quitting Nato
President Trump has been a persistent critic of the Nato
military bloc, calling on other members to boost their
spending.
Despite this the US remains a member, but Mr Bolton says
that at a 2018 Nato summit Mr Trump had decided to quit.
"We will walk out, and not defend those who have not
[paid]," the president said, according to Mr Bolton.

9.Invading Venezuela would be 'cool'
One of the major foreign policy headaches for the Trump
administration has been Venezuela, with the US a staunch
opponent of its President Nicolás Maduro.
In discussions on the matter, President Trump said it would
be "cool" to invade Venezuela, and that the South American
nation was "really part of the United States".
Mr Bolton writes that in a May 2019 phone call Russian
President Vladimir Putin pulled off a "brilliant display of
Soviet-style propaganda" by likening Venezuelan opposition
leader Juan Guaidó to 2016 Democratic presidential
nominee Hillary Clinton, which "largely persuaded Trump".
Mr Putin's objective was to defend his ally President
Maduro, Mr Bolton writes. 

In 2018, Mr Trump labelled the
leftist Mr Maduro a dictator and imposed sanctions, but he
clung to power.

In an interview with ABC News to be broadcast in full this
Sunday, Mr Bolton says of Mr Trump: "I think Putin thinks
he can play him like a fiddle."

10. Even allies ridiculed him
Mr Bolton's book contains several examples of White House
officials mocking President Trump.
He describes a dysfunctional White House, one in which
meetings resembled "food fights" rather than considered
efforts at policy-making.
When he arrived at the White House, the then chief of staff
John Kelly warned him, "this is a bad place to work, as you
will find out".
Even Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, considered a loyalist,
is said to have written a note describing the president as
"full of shit".

Reacting to John Bolton's Book, Trump described his former top Adviser on Security matters, " Incompetent and Boring Old fool"





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