In his upcoming 592-page memoir, former national security adviser John Bolton alleges that President Trump regularly gives “personal favors to dictators he liked,” and claimed that during Trump’s 2018 visit to North Korea, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo handed Bolton a note saying of Trump, “He is so full of sh–.”
Bolton also revealed that Trump backed the idea of more concentration camps in China, and asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to help him in the 2020 election, according to excerpts obtained and published by several media outlets.
According to these excerpts, Trump also apparently was unaware that Britain is a nuclear power and asked whether Finland is part of Russia.
Bolton also reserved harsh words for Democrat impeachment managers who demanded he testify as part of their inquiry into Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. “Had Democratic impeachment advocates not been so obsessed with their Ukraine blitzkrieg in 2019, had they taken the time to inquire more systematically about Trump’s behavior across his entire foreign policy, the impeachment outcome might well have been different,” Bolton wrote, according to The New York Times.