Bolton reveals that he has started a campaign on social networks in mid-2019, to support the demonstrations in favor of democracy in Hong Kong, and that the president has recognized that the size of the rallies of June 12, was “a big problem”.But Trump then added: “I don’t want to get involved … We also have issues of human rights. ”
Bolton writes: “This has virtually put an end to my campaign on Twitter urging China to honor its agreement with Britain, pointing to the little respect that China attached to international agreements, to all those who were so excited at the idea of a trade agreement.
The former advisor to warmonger also reveals that during the State visit of Trump in the United Kingdom on 4 June last year, the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen square, he refused to publish a statement of commemoration at the White House. He writes that the secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin, has declared to the president that he was ” concerned about the effects of the draft declaration on the trade negotiations and wanted to dilute it “. It was already pretty serious, but Trump has said that he did not want any statement. “It was 15 years ago “, he said inaccurately. “Who cares? I’m trying to conclude an agreement. I don’t want anything. “And that was all. ”
The contrast with the strong current defence of the rights of Hong Kong by Trump is striking, and highlights the manner in which the president will support its allies only if it coincides with economic or political interests of the United States.
Bolton reveals that Trump class Boris Johnson alongside the japanese Prime minister, Shinzo Abe, among world leaders he is closest to, then he thinks that all this that the French president, Emmanuel Macron, touches ” turns to shit “.
Trump and Theresa shared a dislike for each other, writes Bolton, in part born of the evaluation of the american president, according to which it had managed the Brexit so disastrously that his strategy was ” in free fall “.
Bolton also reveals that the discussions with the United Kingdom on the granting to the chinese company Huawei access to the contracts to 5G have been “very difficult, although attitudes may have changed considerably after Johnson became Prime minister and installed a new cabinet. But even at that time, the task has been difficult because of the high level of dependence on Huawei that Britain had built up over a long period of time. ”
Bolton reveals a sympathy surprising to the dilemma british, writing: “These legitimate concerns should lead us to focus on the rapid influx of new entrants in the markets, 5G, and not on the manner in which we atténuerions the consequences continue to benefit from Huawei.”
Bolton also wrote that, as foreign secretary, Johnson did not raise many objections when he was told that the United States planned to leave the agreement on the iranian nuclear signed by Barack Obama in 2015. Bolton said that Johnson ” has pointed out that Great Britain fully understood the weaknesses of the existing agreement, which would have surprised many fans who worship on its altar.” He also reprimanded the government Johnson for not having held up well with Iran after you have freed an oil tanker that iranian seized off the coast of Gibraltar, saying that Iran had learned from the lack of commitment of the United Kingdom.
Bolton complains that few people in Washington, to share him and Trump are concerned about the Brexit. He writes: “The Brexit was an existential problem for the United Kingdom, but it was also of crucial importance to the United States. The momentum of fundamental Brexit has been the accelerated loss of citizen control mechanisms in Brussels of the european Union. Bureaucracies establish rules that the national parliaments must accept as binding and the loss of sovereignty to democracy is increasingly palpable.
“We would have had to do a lot more to help the Brexiteers, and I’ve certainly tried. “