Trump is apparently growing tired of Bolton’s Bush-era foreign policy proposals.
President Donald Trump is growing tired with his national security adviser John Bolton, and he is goading Bolton frequently regarding the mustachioed neocon’s lust for endless war.
Trump has been teasing Bolton for his hawkish beliefs for quite some time while conducting business inside the White House. According to reports, Trump said to Bolton in the White House Situation Room last year: “Ok, John, let me guess, you want to nuke them all?”
Trump has even taken Bolton to task in front of foreign dignitaries, showing a marked lack of respect for the neoconservative who served in the administration of globalist former President George W. Bush.
The President dressed down Bolton during a meeting in the Oval Office with Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar. Trump quipped to Bolton: “John, is Ireland one of those countries you want to invade?”
Administration officials have told The Independent that Trump frequently laments that “John has never seen a war he doesn’t like” while speaking about foreign affairs. He has made similar comments about Bolton publicly.
“If it was up to him he’d take on the whole world at one time, okay?” Trump said during an appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press.
But still, Trump is keeping Bolton around in the administration because he reportedly believes that Bolton serves a purpose by playing “bad cop” to Trump’s “good cop” in diplomatic matters.
“He thinks that Bolton’s bellicosity and eagerness to kill people is a bargaining chip when he’s sitting down with foreign leaders,” one government official told The Independent. “Bolton can be the bad cop and Trump can be the good cop. Trump believes this to his core.”
The Iranian government is singling out Bolton for allegedly attempting to draw the U.S. into another war:
Make no mistake:
Only prudence and foresight can thwart such ploys.
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) July 21, 2019
Trump is deploying Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) as an intermediary to keep the peace with Iran. Unable to trust his own advisers, Trump is enlisting the non-interventionist to clean up the mess of Bolton and other neocons within the administration.
“Rand is a friend of mine, and Rand asked me if he could get involved. The answer is yes, and if the other senators ask me to get involved, I’d probably say yes depending on who they were,” Trump said to reporters last week. “I have many people involved, and Iran is going to work out very nicely. “
Bolton may want to draw the U.S. into a war with Iran, but Trump is not going to make it easy for the bloodthirsty bureaucrat to achieve his ambitions. The President knows that he was elected to put ‘America First,’ and has frequently called the Iraq war the biggest mistake in U.S. history. He does not want to repeat the mistakes of his globalist predecessors in Iran.