John Bolton’s book-length gossip column will find a riposte in the form of a new book — from Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
President Donald Trump’s former press secretary gives a scathing description of Bolton in her upcoming memoir, reportedly calling Bolton a man “drunk on power” who got in the way of Trump’s agenda.
Sarah Sanders slams Bolton
Democrats have eagerly latched onto Bolton’s new memoir, which describes Trump as an unscrupulous ignoramus who only cares about his political interest.
But Americans may soon be able to judge Bolton’s story from another angle, courtesy of Trump’s former deputy in his war against “Fake News.” According to the upcoming book from Sanders, as obtained by Axios, Bolton alienated other staffers with his supercilious personality and even tried to undermine Trump’s agenda.
“Bolton was a classic case of a senior White House official drunk on power, who had forgotten that nobody elected him to anything,” Sanders writes. “Often Bolton acted like he was the president, pushing an agenda that was contrary to the president’s.”
Sanders said that Bolton got on the nerves of his colleagues by playing by his own rules, and Mick Mulvaney once exploded at Bolton for his behavior during President Trump’s visit to London last year.
“‘Let’s face it John,’ Mick said. ‘You’re a f—— self-righteous, self-centered son of a b——!’” the staffer allegedly said. Sanders’ book, titled “Speaking For Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House” is set to be released in September.
Trump slams “creepster” Bolton
Bolton is perhaps best known for his hawkish views on foreign policy, which clashed with Trump’s desire to end winless wars abroad and seek diplomacy with North Korea. Trump has made no secret of his displeasure with Bolton’s approach, which he once mused might have landed America in “world war six” if nobody stopped him.
The White House tried unsuccessfully to block Bolton’s book, released Tuesday, on the basis that it contains classified information gleaned from Bolton’s time at the White House.
Bolton’s tenure ended with a falling out between Trump and the adviser in 2019, and the president and his Republican allies say that Bolton is a vengeful opportunist who is just trying to get back at Trump and make a buck.
The book claims, among other scabrous accusations, that Trump asked China for election help.
Trump continues to attack Bolton, labeling him a “wacko” and a “creepster” who “should be in jail, money seized, for disseminating, for profit, highly Classified information.”