The presidency of Donald Trump has already generated a long list of reading, but the latest offering from the former National Security Adviser, John Bolton, has attracted more attention than most, given that the author of high rank, status and the nature of its claims.
His work – in The Room Where It Happened – the portrait of a president ignorant of basic geopolitical facts, and whose decisions were often motivated by a desire for re-election.
Even Trump’s critics have asked why Mr. Bolton has not taken the floor during the impeachment hearings, while the president himself has called his former top adviser on security issues “incompetent” and ” boring old fool.”
The White House is to bind to the discontinuation of the publication of the book, but the AMERICAN media got advance copies and have begun to publish information about it. Here are some of the most eye-catching allegations.
1. Trump wanted help from China to win re-election…
In the book, Bolton describes a meeting between the President Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping during a meeting of the G20 in Japan last year.
The president of the united states, ” surprisingly, turned the conversation to the next us presidential election [in 2020]referring to the China of the economic and pleading with Xi to make sure he wins, ” Mr. Bolton wrote.
“He stressed the importance of farms and increase chinese purchases of soybeans and wheat in the electoral results. ”
Agriculture is one of the largest industries in the Midwest of the Us, which has helped propel Mr. Trump to victory in the election of 2016.
2. … and said the construction of the internment camps was the right thing to do “
China is the treatment of the Uighurs and other ethnic minorities had prompted international condemnation, with about a million people believed to have been held in camps in the Xinjiang region.
On Wednesday, the President of Trump authorized sanctions against the Chinese officials involved in the incarceration of mass, causing an angry response from China.
But Mr Bolton’s book, when Mr. Xi has defended the construction of the camps, the US president has suggested that he approves of China’s actions.
“According to our interpreter,” Mr. Bolton wrote, ” Trump said that Xi should go ahead with the construction of these camps, that Trump thought that it was exactly the right thing to do. “
3. Trump offered personal favors to dictators’
The Chinese leader is not the only authoritarian Mr. Bolton accuses the president of the deke.
Mr. Trump was ready to intervene in criminal investigations “, in effect, give personal favors to dictators that he loved, ” Mr. Bolton wrote.
According to the book of Mr. Trump offered assistance to the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in 2018, in a survey of a Turkish company on possible violations of sanctions on Iran.
The president of the united states said to have agreed to “take care of things” and that the prosecutors involved were ” Obama’s people “.
4. The Democrats should have gone further with the indictment of the efforts
In the book, Mr. Bolton safeguarding of the Democrats claims that the President Trump wanted to suspend military aid to the Ukraine to force it to investigate her rival, Joe Biden, a claim that has attracted their impeachment efforts against him.
He is critical of the Democrats in the book, saying they have committed “charge of misconduct” by just focusing on the Ukraine. He argues that, if they had expanded the investigation to more and more Americans have been persuaded that the President, Trump had committed “crimes and misdemeanors” needed to be relieved of his duties.
Mr. Bolton did not say whether the new allegations he makes are impeachable offences.
He has refused to testify in the process when he was in the House of Representatives late last year, and then was blocked from appearing in the Senate by the Republicans.
5. Trump has suggested that he wanted to serve more than two terms
Now President of Trump conversations with Xi Jinping. Mr. Bolton said Mr. Trump said that China is the leader that the Americans were keen for him to make the constitutional changes needed for him to serve more than two terms.
“The highlight came when Xi said he wanted to work with the Asset for six more years, and Trump has answered that people said that the two-term constitutional limit presidents should be repealed for him,” he wrote in an excerpt published by the Wall Street Journal.
“Xi said the united states had too many elections, because he did not want to pass from Trump, who nodded approvingly. “
6. Trump did not know that the united KINGDOM was a nuclear power…
Britain was the third country after the united states and the Soviet Union to test an atomic device, in 1952. But as the UK is part of the small club of nuclear-weapon states seems to have been news to the President of the Asset.
A preview has said the 2018 meeting with the BRITISH Prime Minister, Theresa may, in which an employee referred to Britain as a nuclear power.
Mr. Trump is said to have replied: “Oh, you are a nuclear power? ”
The note, Mr. Bolton said, was ” not a joke “.
- Donald Trump ‘ignores the UK has been nuclear power,” said the former aide-de-camp
7. … or if Finland was part of Russia
Mr. Bolton said that there were other gaps in President of Asset knowledge.
Before a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Finnish capital Helsinki, he is said to have asked whether Finland was ” a kind of satellite of the Russian federation “.
According to Mr. Bolton, the intelligence briefing sessions have not been “very useful” since then, most of them ” he spoke at greater length than the briefers, often on issues unrelated to the topics at hand “.
8. He was very close in fact to leave Nato
The president, Trump has repeatedly criticized the military block of Nato, calling on other members to increase their spending.
Despite this, the united states remains a member, but Mr. Bolton said that a 2018 the Nato summit, Mr. Trump had decided to quit smoking.
“We’re going out, and not to defend those who do not have [paid], ” the president said, according to Mr. Bolton.
9. Invading Venezuela would be ” cool “
One of the main foreign policy headaches for the Trumpet of the administration has been Venezuela, with the fierce opponent of President Nicolás Maduro.
In the discussions on the matter, the President, Trump said that it would be “cool” to invade Venezuela, and that the South American nation has been ” really part of the united States “.
Mr. Bolton writes that in a May 2019 phone call, the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has broken a ” brilliant display of Soviet-style propaganda “, in assimilating the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, which ” has largely convinced Trump “.
Mr. Putin aims to defend its ally, President Maduro, Mr. Bolton wrote. In 2018, Mr. Trump labeled the left is Mr. Maduro a dictator and imposed sanctions, but he clung to power.
In an interview with ABC News to be broadcast in full on Sunday, Mr. Bolton said of Mr. Trump: “I think Putin thinks he can play him like a violin. “
10. Even the allies ridiculed him
Mr. Bolton’s book contains several examples of White House officials making a mockery of President Trump.
It describes a malfunction of the White House, the one in which the meetings looked like “food fights” rather than efforts in the development of policy.
When he arrived at the White House, the chief-of-staff John Kelly warned him, ” this is a bad place to work, as you’ll see “.
Even the Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, regarded as a loyalist, is said to have written a note describing the president as ” full of shit “.