- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has played Donald Trump “like a violin,” according to former President John Bolton’s national security adviser.
- Bolton said the UK Prime Minister was able to play on Trump’s inability to distinguish between the strength of personal relationships and the strategic value of national relationships.
- Bolton said: ‘I met Boris before he was prime minister. I think he has a good sense of humor and I had a feeling that behind those bright eyes he was also playing Trump like a violin. ”
- The White House unsuccessfully attempted to prevent the publication of Bolton’s explosive account of his time in the service of the Trump administration, alleging that it would violate national security.
- Trump has said Bolton “must pay a very high price” for publishing supposedly sensitive national security information.
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has played Donald Trump “like a violin,” according to the president’s former national security adviser, John Bolton.
Bolton, who served President Trump from April 2018 until he resigned in September 2019, said there was a “radical change” in the relationship between the US President when Boris Johnson replaced Theresa May as Prime Minister of the year. past.
Trump had an icy relationship with Theresa May, whom he rebuked for his failure to deliver Brexit, but Trump is fond of Johnson, to the point that he gave him his personal cell number.
Bolton said this would benefit the United Kingdom because Trump cannot distinguish the strength of personal relationships between leaders and the strength of national relationships.
Speaking to Channel 4 News on Thursday, Bolton said: “There was a radical change in the personal relationship that existed between Donald Trump and Theresa May when Boris Johnson entered,” he told Channel 4 News on Thursday.
“The reason this is positive for Britain is that Trump cannot distinguish between his personal relationships with a peer leader and the actual state of national relations between two countries.”
Bolton denied, however, that Johnson’s behavior could be characterized as “sucking” Trump.
“I met Boris before he was prime minister. I think he has a good sense of humor and I had a feeling that behind those bright eyes he was also playing Trump like a violin,” he said.
The White House unsuccessfully attempted to prevent the publication of Bolton’s explosive account of his time in the service of the Trump administration, alleging that it would violate national security.
In the book, Bolton accuses Trump of being unfit for office and makes claims including that Trump sought help in re-election of foreign countries and that he ignored basic geography.
Trump said on Twitter that Bolton “must pay a high price for this, as others have done before him.”
The president also tweeted on Tuesday, the day the book was published: “Creepster Wasted John Bolton is a poor man who should be in jail, with money seized, to spread highly classified information for profit. Remember what they did to the young submarine. ” Sailor, but I did nothing to Crooked Hillary. I ended up forgiving him – It wasn’t fair! “