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Mon Jul 22, 2019, 01:06 AM

Why Trump Keeps John Bolton

Why Trump Keeps John Bolton

July 21, 2019 at 6:51 pm EDT By Taegan Goddard 263 Comments

https://politicalwire.com/2019/07/21/why-trump-keeps-john-bolton/

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Jonathan Swan: “Trump has a strongly held theory of Bolton’s value, according to senior administration officials and advisers to the president, including people who have privately recommended to Trump that he fire Bolton. Seven sources who have discussed Bolton with Trump told me the president says having Bolton on his team improves his bargaining position and gives him a psychological advantage over foes like Iran and North Korea.”

Said one source: “Trump thinks that Bolton is a key part of his negotiating strategy. He thinks that Bolton’s bellicosity and eagerness to kill people is a bargaining chip when he’s sitting down with foreign leaders. Bolton can be the bad cop and Trump can be the good cop. Trump believes this to his core.”

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 01:19 AM

1. He's using him to look like the good guy??

Sorry, idiot, he is just smarter than you, like most people. Seriously, you are just as bad, or worse, and everyone knows it.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 01:26 AM

2. that is like keeping

the mobster's hit men guarding the door during a meeting. He really thinks he is some kind of tough guy.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 01:36 AM

3. Likes his mop mustache?

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 02:09 AM

4. Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam...

 

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Response to Applegate (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 05:54 AM

6. You win the thread.

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Response to Applegate (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 10:54 AM

9. Yes, all Looney Tunes! n/t

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 02:37 AM

5. Because Bolton's mustache...

does such a good job of tickling his sphincter?

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 06:23 AM

7. "sources" or not, this sounds like just trying to find some semblance of strategic thought

I mean, if you're working for the stupid asshole, you're probably desperate to find some kind of evidence of competency (or at least rational thought), and yeah, maybe he has said (likely repeatedly, b/c that's what the demented old fucker does) things about how tough and threatening J.B. is, probably b/c he heard someone else say it at some point, and latched onto it for some reason.

My suspicion is that it's more along the lines of "wow, that guy's a real asshole...reminds me of myself!" and that's why he doesn't fire the walrus-faced warmonger.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 06:32 AM

8. Boltom must be thrilled to hear that he's

a "bargaining chip".

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 10:59 PM

10. Bad cop, worse cop ?

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