‘Bolton Shockingly Reveals Everything We Already Knew About Trump‘

Windsor Mann, writing for The Week:

According to excerpts of Bolton’s memoir published by The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, Trump thought Finland was part of Russia, didn’t know Britain has nuclear weapons, talks about himself rather than listens during intelligence briefings, thought it would be “cool” to invade Venezuela, expressed a desire to execute journalists, supported China’s concentration camps, and sought its government’s help in getting himself re-elected by orienting trade negotiations for his own political benefit.

These revelations elicit a dual response: “Holy shit!” and “This does not surprise me at all.” Reading the excerpts, we learn new details about what we already know: Trump doesn’t know what he’s doing, but he’s doing it for himself. New facts about Trump confirm old truths about him, namely that he shouldn’t be president.

That about sums it up. Well, and this.

Friday, 19 June 2020