Navarro on  John Bolton: My take on him is Big Lie Bolton, it’s Book Deal Bolton, he is doing it for the money, that is pretty clear, and my view is it Washington’s swamps equivalent of revenge porn.

The pool just did a gaggle with Peter Navarro following one of TV hits. The roughly nine-minute gaggle was all about the Bolton book and POTUS’s interactions with Chinese President Xi, as laid out in the book.
 
A few highlights and full audio attached above. 

Navarro on Bolton: My take on him is Big Lie Bolton, it’s Book Deal Bolton, he is doing it for the money, that is pretty clear, and my view is: Washington’s swamp equivalent of revenge porn.

Navarro said the anecdote in the Bolton book about Trump asking for Xi to buy American agriculture products ahead of the election to help him win farm states was not true. Same for the anecdote about Trump speaking approvingly about Chinese-run concentration camps for Uighurs – Navarro said not true.
 
When asked for his response to John Bolton’s book:
 
“My take on him is Big Lie Bolton, it’s Book Deal Bolton, he is doing it for the money, that is pretty clear, and my view is: Washington’s swamps equivalent of revenge porn. He got fired because he did not obey the chain of command because his views were totally out of sync with President Donald J. Trump with respect to how to handle international affairs, and he’s basically breaking all manner of tradition in terms of issuing a book at this stage, and he will make a bunch of money. Here’s the point, folks: He talks about the pattern of behavior with the president. Well, the pattern of behavior of John Book Deal Bolton is to go into an administration, advance his own agenda, and when he gets fired from that administration or leaves as he did in the Bush administration, he leaves and then criticizes the people he left behind who gave him the job. He did that with the Bush administration after he helped get the Bush administration into the Iraq War by pushing the big lie that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. That’s the pattern.”

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