One minute you’re a warmonger, the next you’re a left-wing media darling.
John Bolton’s reputation has received quite the makeover now that he is turning on his former boss, President Donald Trump.
But former Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, is now firing back.
Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that John Bolton was self-important during his time as national security adviser, and even refused to share a ride with other staff.
Sanders related the story in an excerpt given to Axios from her forthcoming book “Speaking for Myself.” In it, she described Bolton as “a classic case of a senior White House official drunk on power, who had forgotten that nobody elected him to anything.”
She wrote that he often “acted like he was the president, pushing an agenda contrary to President Trump’s,” according to Axios.
Bolton is in the spotlight over his own book, “The Room Where it Happened,” out Tuesday, which describes his time as part of the Trump administration.”
The theme of Bolton’s new book is the complete incompetence of the President.
He’s a crook. A liar. Unsuited for office.
Heck, now he says he would have impeached him!
Except when he wasn’t trying to sell his book:
The President was warm. Cordial.
Where was Bolton's patriotism then?!
Instead of a national hero, Bolton should be viewed as the self important ego-maniac he is.
Here are some revealing takeaways highlighting Bolton's behavior in Huckabee Sanders' new book, from Axios:
Sanders tells me that Bolton regularly traveled separately on foreign trips and, in London, disregarded a request to wait so the rest of the staff wouldn’t get stuck in traffic:
"Bolton apparently felt too important to travel with the rest of us," Sanders writes. "As we were ready to depart for the Winfield House," the U.S. ambassador's residence in London, "we loaded onto a small black bus."
"We waited and watched as Bolton sped by and left us in the dust. The discussion on the bus quickly moved ... to how arrogant and selfish Bolton could be, not just in this moment but on a regular basis."
"If anyone on the team should have merited a motorcade it was [Treasury Secretary] Mnuchin, but he was a team player and didn’t seem to mind traveling with the rest of us."
"Often Bolton acted like he was the president, pushing an agenda contrary to President Trump's."
"When we finally arrived at the Winfield House, [chief of staff] Mick Mulvaney, typically laid-back and not one to get caught up in titles or seniority, confronted Bolton and unleashed a full Irish explosion on him."
"Let’s face it, John," Mulvaney said, according to Sanders. "You’re a f—— self-righteous, self-centered son of a b——!'"
"That epithet ... was the culmination of months of Bolton thinking he was more important and could play by a different set of rules than the rest of the team. ... Bolton backed down and stormed off."
John Bolton's new book will likely be accepted along partisan lines.
Meanwhile, many including the South Korean government, refute his verson of events in key meetings recounted in the book.
I for one would rather give my money to Sarah Huckabee Sanders.