John Bolton and Donald Trump are ideologically opposite.
One is a ruthless neoconservative war-hawk with immense experience taking down foreign governments to advance America’s war aims, while the other is an anti-war political outsider known as the most peaceful president in modern history.
So, why Bolton was a member of the Trump administration is beyond the scope of comprehension and could be one of the biggest mistakes made by the White House at the time.
Luckily for Trump (and the entire country), Bolton’s White House stint was short-lived.
Then-President Trump canned his national security adviser after being hired less than a year prior.
#BREAKING President Trump on John Bolton Firing:
“He made some very big mistakes when he talked about the Libyan model for Kim Jong Un that was not a good statement to make.”
Trump adds: “John is known as a tough guy. He’s so tough he got us into Iraq.” pic.twitter.com/OpHwzEuKlq
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) September 11, 2019
Before that, he served in various roles in the State Department and as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations from 2005 to 2006. He also played an integral role in George Bush’s 2000 presidential victory after the ‘hanging chad’ ballot controversy in Florida.
Bolton gave the world an interesting glimpse into the daily operations of a Deep State official on Tuesday when he sat down for an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper.
While speaking to the CNN anchor, the former national security adviser publicly admitted to plotting foreign coups while discussing the events on Jan. 6, 2021.
At one point in the interview, the former national security adviser admitted that not only is the U.S. involved in overthrowing foreign governments, but he “helped plan” the coups himself.
Tapper then argued (in the context of Jan. 6 ) that someone orchestrating a coup doesn’t necessarily need to be bright, which the moment Bolton revealed something incredibly shocking.
“I disagree with that. As somebody who has helped plan coup d’état, not here but other places, it takes a lot of work,” Bolton said.
Tapper rightfully did not let Bolton get away with this bombshell and asked him to elaborate.
“Well, I’m not going to go into specifics, but — well, I wrote about Venezuela … not that we had that much to do with it,” Bolton said.
“I feel like there’s other stuff you’re not telling me,” Tapper retorted.
Jake Tapper follows up on John Bolton's past coup planning.
Bolton: "I’m not going to get into the specifics, but–"
Tapper: "Successful coups?"
Bolton brings up the failed Venezuelan coup, prompting Tapper to add: "I feel like there’s other stuff you’re not telling me." pic.twitter.com/bJAa07h8Ow
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) July 12, 2022
The U.S. has been involved in numerous regime change operations, all of which are seldom spoken about, and certainly are not reported on in the mainstream press.
America’s involvement in the Cold War produced a staggering 73 attempts at regime change, according to Boston College professor Lindsey O’Rourke, all under the guise of stopping communism.
Most recently, Operation Gideon was an attempt by the U.S. to overthrow the communist regime in Venezuela in 2020. It was obviously an utter failure, only later to be mockingly dubbed the “Bay of Piglets.”
Trump’s reputation as a Peaceful President came after several historic events spanning his entire first term. He helped normalize relations between Israel and the Arabs, broke ground with North Korea, and negotiated a peace deal with the Taliban, all while forcing European allies to pay their fair share for global security.
It seems, however, that not all Republicans are as interested in maintaining world peace.
Author: Vasily Ivanov