US President Donald Trump inquired whether Finland is part of Russia. About this newspaper writes The New York Times, citing a book by the former adviser on national security trump John Bolton.
As the publication notes, in his book, “The Room Where It Happened: Memories of the White House,” Bolton also claimed that Trump did not know that Britain was a nuclear power.
Bolton claims that even Trump’s close associates laughed at him behind him. He cited US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as an example. According to Bolton’s version, he received a note from Pompeo during a meeting between Trump and DPRK leader Kim Jong-un in 2018. It read that Trump was “nonsense.”
Earlier, the US Department of Justice sued former presidential aide for national security John Bolton in connection with the upcoming publication of his memoirs. U.S. authorities say the book reveals classified information and has demanded to ban the publication of Bolton’s work.
In the book, he, in particular, criticized Trump’s policy, saying that he could not name a single significant decision of the president, which was not intended for re-election. In addition, Bolton reproaches the American president for weakening the country’s opposition to growing threats. A former presidential adviser also claims that Trump asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to help him win the election in 2020.
Trump fired Bolton in September last year. The president explained this by “serious mistakes” made by the adviser. In November, it became known about Bolton’s plans to write memoirs for two million dollars