In a private talk to a hedge fund group, former National Security Adviser John Bolton said that Trump put his own business and political interests ahead of the good of the country, especially when it came to Turkish President Recep Erdogan. He also took shots at Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.
Former national security adviser John Bolton derided President Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law during a private speech last week and suggested his former boss’ approach to U.S. policy on Turkey is motivated by personal or financial interests, several people who were present for the remarks told NBC News.
According to six people who were there, Bolton also questioned the merits of Trump applying his business acumen to foreign policy, saying such issues can’t be approached like the win-or-lose edict that drives real estate deals: When one deal doesn’t work, you move on to the next.
The description was part of a broader portrait Bolton outlined of a president who lacks an understanding of the interconnected nature of relationships in foreign policy and the need for consistency, these people said.
If Bolton is allowed to testify by a federal judge, he may end up being the most important witness in the impeachment inquiry. I’m dying to hear what he might have to say.