Tucker Carlson Goes Nuclear on John Bolton

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On Monday evening during his primetime show on Fox News, host Tucker Carlson unloaded on former National Security Adviser John Bolton after contents of his new book got leaked to the New York Times.


On Sunday, Bolton's new book will be released which will assert that President Donald Trump explicitly said that funds to Ukraine would be withheld until they announced investigations in to the Bidens.

“Back during the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump used to recite a poem about a woman who took a dying snake into her home and nursed it back to health,” Carlson said. “The snake did become healthy, and then immediately whipped around and bit the woman. As she breathed her last breaths, the woman asked the snake, ‘why did you do this?’ ‘Because I’m a snake,’ was the reply. ‘That’s what we do.'”

Carlson compared the poem to “former National Security Adviser John Bolton,” who has betrayed the President for personal gain.

“But they shouldn’t be shocked,” Carlson said. “That’s who John Bolton is. That’s who John Bolton has always been. That’s what John Bolton does.”

The Fox News host continued by noting how Bolton only “wanted war with Iran,” when he was working with the Trump administration.

“Maybe because he never served in the military himself, Bolton genuinely, passionately, loved war,” said Carlson. “In the end, of course, he didn’t get it. Trump blocked him at the brink of more than one conflict. Bolton finally left in well-deserved humiliation. Bolton’s resignation was one of the highlights of the president’s first term, a day of celebration for normal people everywhere.”

Carlson then accused the media of being "sad" that Bolton was no longer in the Trump administration because “Wars mean they get to move tanks around on the screen and talk about weapons systems.”

“Will John Bolton testify?” he questioned. “Who knows? Either way, it won’t change the outcome. Trump will be acquitted. This is a totally stupid sideshow. We’ll be embarrassed about it later. But it’s worth taking this moment to pause and think about John Bolton himself for a moment anyway. How’d a guy who disagrees so completely with everything that Donald Trump ran on, and won on, how did that guy wind up in a position of power in the White House? Good question. Because he’s not the only one.”

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President Donald Trump also fired shots at Bolton on Twitter over the weekend accusing him of just trying to "sell a book."

“I NEVER told John Bolton that the aid to Ukraine was tied to investigations into Democrats, including the Bidens. In fact, he never complained about this at the time of his very public termination. If John Bolton said this, it was only to sell a book,” President Trump tweeted.

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“With that being said, the transcripts of my calls with President Zelensky are all the proof that is needed, in addition to the fact that President Zelensky & the Foreign Minister of Ukraine said there was no pressure and no problems,” the President continued.

“Additionally, I met with President Zelensky at the United Nations (Democrats said I never met) and released the military aid to Ukraine without any conditions or investigations – and far ahead of schedule,” President Trump added. “I also allowed Ukraine to purchase Javelin anti-tank missiles. My Administration has done far more than the previous Administration.”

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