John Bolton, the former national security adviser, has said he will not vote for Donald Trump in the November election, and hopes history will remember him as a “mandate from the president that does not plunge the country hopelessly into a downward spiral.”
In an interview with ABC News to promote his book, The Room Where It Happened, Bolton, who was Trump’s oldest security adviser, said that when he joined the administration that he “had the confidence that most of the stories have been distorted. That turned out not to be good”.
Trump had sought to have publication of the book blocked, but a judge denied the request.
Bolton told ABC News chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz that the Asset was not suitable for the office.
“I don’t think he should be president. I don’t think that he fit for the office. I don’t think he has the competence to perform the work. I don’t think he is a conservative Republican. I’m not going to vote for him in November. I’m certainly not going to vote for Joe Biden, either. I’m going to find a conservative Republican to write.”
Earlier Sunday, the Daily Telegraph in the united KINGDOM has indicated that Bolton had intended to vote for the democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, citing him saying that he had voted for Trump over Hillary Clinton in the election of 2016, but that “after having seen the president up close, I can’t do it again. My concern is for the country, and it does not represent the Republican cause that I want to go back.”
A spokesman for Bolton said on CNN that the life-long Republican would vote neither Biden nor Trumpet, saying: “This statement is incorrect. The ambassador has never said that he to vote for Joe Biden.”
Asked in the ABC interview how he thought history would remember Trump, Bolton replied: “I hope that he will long be remembered as a mandate from the president that does not plunge the country hopelessly into a downward spiral we can’t remember. You can get more than one term. Two, I am more concerned.”
Bolton also described the Trump chances of making a deal with North Korea as “zero,” and said the Russian president Vladimir Putin said the president of the united states that he could “play him like a violin”.
He said that the united states is in a “position of weakness vis-throughout the world. I think that we have given leadership in a wide variety of areas,” when it comes to national security.