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Tue Nov 12, 2019, 04:49 PM

In private speech, Bolton suggests some of Trump's foreign policy decisions are guided by personal i

Source: NBC News



Former national security adviser John Bolton derided President Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law during a private speech last week and suggested his former boss’ approach to U.S. policy on Turkey is motivated by personal or financial interests, several people who were present for the remarks told NBC News.

According to six people who were there, Bolton also questioned the merits of Trump applying his business acumen to foreign policy, saying such issues can’t be approached like the win-or-lose edict that drives real estate deals: When one deal doesn’t work, you move on to the next.

The description was part of a broader portrait Bolton outlined of a president who lacks an understanding of the interconnected nature of relationships in foreign policy and the need for consistency, these people said.

Bolton has kept a low public profile since he left the administration on Sept. 10, and efforts by Democrats to have him testify in the House impeachment inquiry into the president have stalled. But his pointed comments, at a private gathering last Wednesday at Morgan Stanley’s global investment event in Miami, painted a dark image of a president and his family whose potential personal gain is at the heart of decision-making, according to people who were present for his remarks.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/private-speech-bolton-suggests-some-trump-s-foreign-policy-decisions-n1080651

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Reply In private speech, Bolton suggests some of Trump's foreign policy decisions are guided by personal i (Original post)
demmiblue Nov 12 OP
jrthin Nov 12 #1
Uncle Joe Nov 12 #2
Brainfodder Nov 12 #3
Thomas Hurt Nov 12 #4
C_U_L8R Nov 12 #5
Lonestarblue Nov 12 #6
Julian Englis Nov 12 #7
Strelnikov_ Nov 12 #8
yellowcanine Nov 14 #9

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 04:53 PM

1. And, water is wet. nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 04:56 PM

2. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread demmiblue.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 04:59 PM

3. In a shocker, doing exactly what we thought?


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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 05:04 PM

4. lol, and how wilfully ignorant and stupid do you have to be to not see that coming.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 05:18 PM

5. Trump's acumen?

Seems to be quite an expert at going bankrupt, cheating people and sowing chaos.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 06:02 PM

6. Bolton needs to testify ASAP, and voluntarily.

John Bolton, be brave and do the right thing. You’re at retirement age and do not really need another role in government. Tell the House what you know, so we can get rid of this malignancy occupying the White House. I’m sure there’ll be plenty of craziness left over to turn your book into a bestseller.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 07:49 PM

7. Sounds like a basis for impeachment to me.

The Republican responses to this ought to be interesting.

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Response to Julian Englis (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 07:53 PM

8. Agree

Time to open up a new line of inquiry.

This time we know who the whistle blower is.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 11:10 AM

9. Bolton needs to STFU unless he is willing to go under oath and testify on impeachment.

Yeah I know he says he can't because of national security blah blah blah. He could at least testify on the allegations which are already public which he was privy to.

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