(Liberty Bell) – Earlier this week, during his Town Hall style interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, President Donald Trump did not mince words when discussing his one-time national security adviser, John Bolton, whose forthcoming book has caused quite a stir in Washington, D.C.
The book has been criticized by the administration as actually being in violation of the law.
The event covered an array of topics, including a question as to what Trump hopes to achieve in a second term.
Trump explained that his first four years have featured many bad actors, and that he looks forward to serving a second team with the team he’s put together during his first.
“You make some mistakes, like an idiot like Bolton,” said President Trump. “All he wanted to do was drop bombs on everybody. You don’t have to drop bombs on everybody, you don’t have to kill people.”
“I said, ‘Okay John, but now you know it wasn’t, right,’” the president continued. Bolton and Trump have long been at odds over the US intervention in the Middle East and Iraq.
Bolton has also been criticized for having advocated for the Libyan model, in which Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi surrendered his nuclear weapons on 2003 in the hopes that he would gain goodwill from the United States only to be bombed by the Obama administration in the midst of national unrest, which culminated with his death and the region’s descent into chaos.
After Gadhafi’s death, one can now buy slaves on the open market in the war-ravaged nation.
“Once he said those two things I no longer paid much attention to him, if any,” Trump added.
“But I’ll tell you he was good for one thing: everyone thought he was crazy, because all he wants to do is bomb people. You know he’ll fight Russia, let’s fight Russia, let’s fight China, let’s fight them all at the same time,” he explained.
“He’s crazy. When I walked into a room with him, I knew that. When they saw Bolton they always gave me what I wanted, because they said ‘Trump’s going to drop bombs on me, he’s got this maniac with him.’”
Trump concluded by declaring that Bolton “didn’t do a good job,” and that he “wasn’t smart, he wasn’t sharp,” and, he believes, ultimately an unhappy person.
“He’s the only man I’ve ever met, I knew him for a year,” President Trump said. “I don’t think I ever saw him smile. I said to him once, ‘John, do you ever smile?’ It says something about a person.”