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Re: Excerpt from John Bolton's book
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2020, 12:59:11 PM »
Sad to see, but not terribly surprising:

At the opening dinner of the Osaka G-20 meeting in June 2019, with only interpreters present, Xi had explained to Trump why he was basically building concentration camps in Xinjiang. According to our interpreter, Trump said that Xi should go ahead with building the camps, which Trump thought was exactly the right thing to do. The National Security Council’s top Asia staffer, Matthew Pottinger, told me that Trump said something very similar during his November 2017 trip to China.


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Trump was particularly dyspeptic about Taiwan, having listened to Wall Street financiers who had gotten rich off mainland China investments. One of Trump’s favorite comparisons was to point to the tip of one of his Sharpies and say, “This is Taiwan,” then point to the historic Resolute desk in the Oval Office and say, “This is China.” So much for American commitments and obligations to another democratic ally.
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Re: Excerpt from John Bolton's book
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2020, 01:04:11 PM »
Thanks for calling attention to this article, Liberty. All the leaked excerpts I've seen are damning.

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Re: Excerpt from John Bolton's book
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2020, 06:01:23 PM »
So not satisfied with just having Russia help him get re-elected Trump also asked  Xi Jinping of China for his help according to Bolton. Considering Bolton’s history it would be a bit difficult to say that Bolton is just another “Lefty”.

““Trump then, stunningly, turned the conversation to the coming U.S. presidential election, alluding to China’s economic capability and pleading with Xi to ensure he’d win,” Bolton wrote.”

Regarding China’s mass detention of  Muslim groups “Trump said that Xi should go ahead with building the camps, which Trump thought was exactly the right thing to do,”

According to Bolton  Trump said invading Venezuela would be “cool” and that it was “really part of the United States.”

Will he call this all a "hoax", probably and the cult will believe him?

On the cult subject, despite all the warnings about Covid  and a 20,000 person indoor rally, his cult followers started to line up at the door last Saturday for this Saturday's event.

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Re: Excerpt from John Bolton's book
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2020, 07:39:47 PM »
Very sad.

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Re: Excerpt from John Bolton's book
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2020, 08:04:42 PM »

Not surprising to anyone who gets what Trump really is. This is probably just the tip of the iceberg.


What we're still missing is a book about his corrupt enablers. These are the guys we really have to worry about.


 

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Re: Excerpt from John Bolton's book
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2020, 08:12:54 PM »
You guys are surprised by this? A corrupt system leads to corrupt politicians. The Democrats are helping by giving us Clinton and Biden here.
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Re: Excerpt from John Bolton's book
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2020, 09:59:24 PM »
Bolton also recalls that Russia helped dwindle Trump's support for Guaidó.

In a phone call, Putin characterized Guaido as someone like Hillary Clinton, who decided to "declare herself president" without any real support.

Bolton called it a "brilliant display of Soviet-style propaganda from Putin" and claims this moved Trump away from supporting Guaido because not long afterwards Trump told Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin he wanted to ease up on the sanctions.

"You couldn't make this up," Bolton writes.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/bolton-alleges-trump-said-itd-be-cool-to-invade-venezuela/ar-BB15D1oO

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Re: Excerpt from John Bolton's book
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2020, 02:27:55 PM »
Did Trump/Bolton have a disagreement/part ways on bad terms? Whats the history here?

A quick wiki search page shows tons of pictures of Trump/Bolton working together. What gives?