In the midst of the presidential race, former national security adviser Donald Trump John Bolton is promoting his memoirs. Excerpts from the book are already being copied by the American media.
One of the most popular theses was Bolton’s statement that Donald Trump was ready «to do a personal favor to dictators that he liked. In addition, Trump begged China’s Xi Jinping to help him get re-elected. Bolton describes his aspiration for good relations with Chinese leader Trump as «swinging away from human rights issues.
The former official described how Donald Trump and Xi Jinping met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in June 2019. The head of China then expressed his dissatisfaction with the US criticism of China. Trump, in turn, was trying to get Beijing’s support. Obviously, such charges could be used against Trump if he wins the election.
«He stunningly shifted the conversation to the upcoming U.S. presidential election, citing China’s economic ability to influence current campaigns, begging Xi to secure his victory», — Bolton writes. — He stressed the importance of farmers and the willingness to increase soybean and wheat purchases in China following the elections. I would have printed Trump’s exact words, but the government verification process before publication decided otherwise.
According to official reports, Trump put pressure on Xi at the summit meeting. In turn, U.S. sales representative Robert Lightheather, speaking in the Senate, denied the allegations of Bolton. Donald Trump himself said the book «consists of lies and fake stories,» and Bolton he called «a disgruntled, boring fool who only wanted to make war. In addition, when extracts from the book of the former official began to appear in the media, the White House tried to ban the release of memoirs through court.
Opponent Trump Democrat Joe Biden has already taken advantage of the accusations that appeared in the run-up to the election. Trump «sold the American people to protect his political future», he said. He stressed that if «Bolton’s reports are true, it is not only morally repugnant, but also a violation of Donald Trump’s sacred duty to the American people to protect American interests and defend our values.
It is noteworthy that John Bolton did not testify when Democrats tried to sneak the impeachment of the US president, although his information was considered very important. As you know, the impeachment was expected to fail, and Bolton was able to throw in provocative materials several months before the election.
In his book, the ex-officer criticizes the Democrats for limiting themselves to the Ukrainian case in their efforts to remove Trump. Bolton claims that the president also intervened in the investigations on Turkish Halkbank, trying to earn the favor of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.