Former White House nationwide safety adviser John Bolton floated a 2024 presidential bid on Monday, pronouncing he’s “prepared” to get into the race if different possible Republican applicants don’t “repudiate” former President Trump.
“When you challenge the Constitution itself, that is un-American,” Bolton tweeted Monday. “If the current GOP presidential candidates don’t repudiate Trump, I’m prepared to get in the race.”
Bolton’s tweet got here after an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday, wherein he slammed Trump for feedback made remaining week in regards to the “termination” of portions of the Constitution. Trump’s feedback got here after Elon Musk launched the “Twitter Files,” which confirmed inside communications in regards to the censorship of the New York Post’s tale October 2020 tale about Hunter Biden’s private computer.
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“So, with the revelation of MASSIVE & WIDESPREAD FRAUD & DECEPTION in working closely with Big Tech Companies, the DNC, & the Democrat Party, do you throw the Presidential Election Results of 2020 OUT and declare the RIGHTFUL WINNER, or do you have a NEW ELECTION?” Trump posted on social media.
“A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution,” he persisted. “Our great ‘Founder’ did not want, and would not condone, False & Fraudulent Elections!”
Bolton stated he was once “absolutely” taking into consideration a presidential run because of the loss of condemnation from different Republicans mulling their very own presidential bids.
“I think to be a presidential candidate you can’t simply say, ‘I support the Constitution.’ You have to say, ‘I would oppose people who would undercut it,’” Bolton stated. “When you challenge the Constitution itself the way Trump has done, that is un-American.”
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Bolton predicted that “nearly 95%” of Republican citizens “disagree that Donald Trump is more important than the Constitution,” however he stated he’s “afraid there are some that would stick with Trump on this.”
“I actually think most Republican elected officials in Washington disagree with Trump on this, but they’re intimidated,” Bolton stated. “This is the time that there’s strength in numbers. The more people who tell the truth, the easier it is for everybody else.”
Bolton stated his resolution to release a presidential marketing campaign for 2024 would rely at the nature of statements from different possible Republican applicants.
“If I don’t see it, then I’m going to seriously consider getting in,” he stated, including that the window for his decision-making will probably be “pretty short.”
“We’ve already got one declared candidate in the Republican Party who doesn’t believe in the Constitution,” Bolton stated. “This is serious business.”
Bolton resigned from the Trump management in September 2019. He was Trump’s 3rd nationwide safety adviser in April 2018, changing H.R. McMaster, who were appointed previous within the management to interchange Michael Flynn.
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The two had well known disagreements on a variety of hot-button nationwide safety problems – most importantly on plans for a troop drawdown in Afghanistan throughout the Trump management. Bolton additionally advocated warning on Trump’s technique with North Korea and towards Trump’s resolution to drag U.S. troops out of Syria. Bolton additionally led a quiet effort throughout the management and with allies in a foreign country to persuade the president to stay U.S. forces in Syria to counter ISIS and Iranian affect within the area.
Before serving within the Trump management, Bolton labored within the administrations of former Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and served as a Bush legal professional throughout the 2000 Florida recount. Bolton additionally served as a U.S. everlasting consultant to the United Nations from 2005 to 2006 and as an undersecretary of state for fingers keep an eye on and global safety from 2001 to 2005.
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On Monday, Trump posted to his Truth Social account that the “Fake News is actually trying to convince the American People that I said I wanted to ‘terminate’ the Constitution.”
“This is simply more DISINFORMATION & LIES, just like RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA, and all of their other HOAXES & SCAMS,” he wrote. “What I said was that when there is ‘MASSIVE & WIDESPREAD FRAUD & DECEPTION,’ as has been irrefutably proven in the 2020 Presidential Election, steps must be immediately taken to RIGHT THE WRONG.”
He added: “Only FOOLS would disagree with that and accept STOLEN ELECTIONS. MAGA!”
Musk, reacting to Trump’s feedback, tweeted Sunday: “The Constitution is greater than any President. End of story.”