The United States – a sin of pride and confusing confession. These days in the United States, a parliamentary committee is presenting the conclusions of more than a year of investigation and questioning of various figures to prove the role Donald Trump played in the January 2021 Capitol invasion, seeking to prove that the former president wanted to stage a coup.
A topic in which John Bolton, the billionaire’s former national security advisor, made a blunder and memorable blunder on Tuesday, July 12th on CNN. After being invited to comment on the facts, the man who was also the US ambassador to the United Nations and an advisor to George W. Bush declared that “nothing Donald Trump did after the election, such as his lie that the results were rigged, can’t be defended”.
However, John Bolton – who is very critical of the former head of state – at the same time wanted to classify another part of the accusations against Donald Trump. We hear that all this would be a cleverly prepared coup against the Constitution. He claimed that this is not the way Donald Trump advances,” explaining that one event led to another based on the intuition and envy of Donald Trump who “doesn’t listen to anyone” but him. “This is not an attack on our democracy, this is Donald Trump thinking about Donald Trump. First, he’s trying to protect himself.”
Venezuela 2019, among others…
Re-launched by CNN journalist Jake Tapper, who responded that you don’t necessarily have to be a good strategist to plan a coup, and that Donald Trump’s instinctive performance apparently didn’t exonerate, John Bolton had this response: “I don’t agree. Planning coups, not here but abroad, I can tell you it takes a lot of work.”
“That’s not what Donald Trump did, even if he eventually ended up unleashing the protesters who attacked the Capitol,” John Bolton continued, venting his fear of seeing the parliamentary committee and public opinion interact more than reason by imagining. Chief Strategist Machiavelli.
However, the CNN journalist was far from forgetting the words of his interlocutor. To the point of reviving him a few minutes later in the interview. “You told us about your experience planning the coup…” John Bolton replied, laughing abruptly but embarrassed that he didn’t want to “go into details.”
“But are we talking about successful coups?” The interviewer responds, with hardly pleasure, to an attempt to overthrow power in Venezuela in 2019, during which President Nicolas Maduro was threatened for some time by his opponent, Juan Guaido, with the support of Washington. John Bolton says anyway, “It’s not that we have much to do with it, but I saw what it takes to mobilize as a means of seizing power…”
“But the idea that Donald Trump could have been half-confident of those Venezuelans who wanted to overthrow a president who was brought to power illegally is a ludicrous one,” the former presidential adviser continues. Then he admits that he was not exhaustive in mentioning the “coups” in which he participated.
The great architect of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, John Bolton is well known in the United States for his war stance. During the Trump years, which he advised between 2018 and 2019, he was notably involved in emphasizing a very tough American rhetoric against Iran, Afghanistan or North Korea.
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