The former National Security Adviser John Bolton has said “Special Report” in an exclusive interview Tuesday his resignation from the Asset of the administration was promoted by the president of the ” erratic behavior “, which he says is more difficult to protect America and to make America secure “.
“I think for many others that have also resigned or left the White House or the administration, you are working as hard as you can to provide the advice you think is best,” Bolton told host Bret Baier.
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“There comes a point where your political capital has been spent, where it is clear that the president is not inclined to listen. ”
Bolton has revealed that while he “had a resignation letter written for quite some time in advance,” the ” final straw was … the president’s idea to invite the Taliban to Camp David to sign the so-called Peace Agreement Afghanistan [in September 2019]I thought it was a bad agreement. I thought that the president was pursuing the wrong policy, and I thought that the decision to bring him to Camp David was just – I just couldn’t respond. ”
Bolton also told Baier that the President Trump the policy of Iran was not so different ” from Barack Obama in the first 14 months of the administration.
“When I joined in April 2018, we were still in the Iran Nuclear Deal,” said Bolton, who added that the UNITED states, the withdrawal of the in May of this year “has been my most beautiful moment, probably all the time in the “administration”.
“I probably should have left the administration, and then,” he said.
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Bolton went on to claim that Trump undermine its own hard-line policy on Iran, saying to Baier, ” we have put enormous pressure on Iran, but when it came down to the proximity of the end of my mandate, Trump is always in search of this operation, wanted to meet with the Zealots, wanted to meet [Iran Supreme Leader] Khamenei, wanted to meet the Iranian Foreign Minister [Javad Zarif]. ”
Bolton said Trump “conflicting signals” done ” very, very difficult, if not impossible, to really have an impact on the type of change that was needed in Tehran. “