Trump Rages: Bolton Is A “Lying, Wacko, Boring, Dope”

The Independent reports:

As unflattering excerpts from former national security adviser John Bolton’s book start to emerge, Donald Trump has vented his fury at the author, calling him a “dope” whom he was happy to fire and dismissing the book as “fake”.

Citing a pre-publication review in The New York Times, Mr Trump tweeted that Mr Bolton was an an worthy adviser whose behaviour towards him had changed radically after being fired. Mr Bolton is far from the first former adviser whom Mr Trump has torn into after they dared to speak out against him, post-departure.

When former defence secretary and general James Mattis told the Atlantic earlier this year that Mr Trump was a threat to the US constitution, the president called him “the world’s most overrated general” and said he had “the honor of firing him”.