Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Tuesday criticized John Bolton for his behavior during his tenure as national security adviser, criticizing him as a “drunk in power” man, adding that his memory “shows deep down who is “.
“I think it is a disgrace to the country,” Sanders, a Fox News contributor, told “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday. “I think what he is doing right now is absolutely terrible.”
Bolton’s new memo, “The Room Where It Happened,” will hit stores on Tuesday, after a legal battle between the White House and the former national security adviser.
The book includes a series of damning claims about Trump’s conduct in office, including that Trump pleaded with Chinese President Xi Jinping to help him win reelection, and that journalists should be “executed.”
“I think John Bolton has absolutely no credibility since for 17 months he went out and defended President Trump and his agenda saying all the things he was doing well, how he had been tough in a variety of countries and now suddenly that is a former disgruntled employee, his whole tune changes, “Sanders said Tuesday.
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She went on to point out that “no one was harder on China, Iran, Russia” [and] North Korea than President Trump, much more than [former President Barack] Obama or [former Vice President Joe] Biden and John Bolton know this and it is an indisputable fact because everyone else knows that too, and unfortunately, he cannot rewrite history and change history now. “
President Trump marked the launch of Bolton’s book on Tuesday by calling it “Creepster” and saying that his former national security adviser should be “in jail” for allegedly including classified material from his time in the White House in his memoirs.
Sanders has his own book titled “Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Struggle of Our Lives Within the Trump White House”, due for release in September. On Tuesday, he said he wrote in his book that Bolton “was the classic case of someone who was completely drunk in power and who thought he was the president.”
“He was constantly pushing his own agenda, which was the only thing that mattered to him,” he continued. “The big problem for John Bolton is that this is not how it works.”
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Sanders went on to say that Bolton “forgot that no one elected him at all and that it was the agenda of President Trump and President Trump that mattered within the White House.”
Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.