Donald Trump tried to get the help of Chinese President Xi Jinping to get a re-election
Ex- National Security Adviser, John Bolton, has released some information concerning US President Donald Trump in his new book. According to him, Donald Trump tried to get the help of Chinese President Xi Jinping to get a re-election.
Mr Bolton says Mr Trump wanted China to patronize US farmers by buying their agricultural produce according to details of the forthcoming book previewed by US media. He also says President Trump “remained stunningly uninformed on how to run the White House”.
In an interview, he threw some hard shots concerning the competence of the president, saying, “I don’t think he’s fit for office. I don’t think he has the competency to carry out the job,” “There isn’t really any guiding principle that I was able to discern, other than what’s good for Donald Trump’s reelection.”
However, the Trump administration is trying to prevent the book from hitting shelves. Mr Trump said of Mr Bolton: “He broke the law. This is highly classified information and he did not have approval.” “He was a washed up guy,” the president added. “I gave him a chance.”
Concerning allegations of a meeting between President Trump and President Xi at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, in June last year, Bolton wrote that “Trump, stunningly, turned the conversation to the coming US presidential election [in 2020], alluding to China’s economic capability and pleading with Xi to ensure he’d win. He stressed the importance of farmers and increased Chinese purchases of soybeans and wheat in the electoral outcome.”
Speaking on Wednesday evening, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer disputed Mr Bolton’s account, saying the request for help with re-election “never happened”.
Mr Bolton also make mention of an earlier conversation at the summit’s opening dinner, in which they discussed the building of camps in China’s western Xinjiang region. According to him, Mr Trump said the construction should go ahead as it was “exactly the right thing to do”.
John Bolton assumed his role in the White House in April 2018 and left in September the following year, saying he had decided to quit as national security adviser. President Trump, however, said he had fired Mr Bolton because he disagreed “strongly” with him.
He is known as a foreign policy hardliner and also served in the administration of President George W Bush. As national security adviser he was the top counselor to the US president on security matters at home and abroad.
Mr Bolton’s 577-page turner, The Room Where It Happened, is due to be on sale on 23 June. However, on Wednesday night, the Department of Justice sought an emergency order from a judge to stop the release of the book.
The publisher, Simon & Schuster, said in a statement: “Tonight’s filing by the government is a frivolous, politically motivated exercise in futility.” It said hundreds of thousands of copies of the book have already been distributed around the world and the injunction would accomplish nothing.
Mr Trump’s Democratic challenger in this November’s election, Joe Biden, said in a statement about the book: “If these accounts are true, it’s not only morally repugnant, it’s a violation of Donald Trump’s sacred duty to the American people.”