John Bolton says there would be ‘very interesting’ results if someone ‘clocked the amount of time’ Donald Trump spends watching television versus working in the Oval Office
- John Bolton suggested that Donald Trump listened to television more than his assistants
- He said he would be “interested” to see the statistics on how much time the President watches television instead of working in the Oval Office
- Bolton, someone has to ‘clock the time’ he spends ‘in the Oval Office’ versus ‘in a small dining room at the Oval Office with the cable news networks’
- Trump spent much of his days tweeting about ‘fake news media’ and what is discussed on network news shows
John Bolton suggested that Donald Trump listened to television more than his advisers, saying he would be ‘interested’ to see the statistics on how much time he watches television instead of working in the Oval Office
John Bolton suggested on Sunday morning that Donald Trump pays more attention to television than his advisers, claiming he would be interested in a statistic of how much time the President spends in the Oval Office compared to watching television.
“I think if you could clock the amount of time actually spent in the Oval Office against the amount of time he spends in a small dining room at the Oval Office with the cable news networks, somehow, it would be a very interesting statistic, “Bolton told CBS News” Face the Nation.
Trump’s former national security adviser was asked whether the president’s thinking is more shaped by what he views in the media or by his aides and advisers.
“I think it’s a combination of television and listening to people outside the government that he somehow trusts,” Bolton told CBS presenter Margaret Brennan.
Trump often spends his morning tweeting what is said and mentioned on Fox News’ Fox & Friends and other morning news shows.
He also tweets and expresses anger in other ways at networks and newspapers that he calls “fake news,” including CNN, the Washington Post, New York Times, and MSNBC.
“I think if you could clock the amount of time actually spent in the Oval Office against the amount of time he spends in a small dining room at the Oval Office with the cable news networks, somehow, it would be a very interesting statistics, ‘the former national security adviser told Statistics Netherlands
Trump spent much of his days tweeting; fake news media ‘and what is discussed on network news shows
The former national security adviser was in the Trump administration from April 2018 to September 2019, and Trump constantly claims he fired Bolton.
The President and Bolton often expressed disagreements over national security and how to deal with foreign affairs, and Trump often points to an April 2018 comment from Bolton saying that the U.S. should pursue a ‘Libya model’ in their relations with North Korea.
Trump told Fox News that it was “one of the stupidest things I’ve ever seen on television.”
Bolton says he supports his comments.
“I don’t think I could be more clear in talking about the 2003-2004 Libyan model, we had a clear strategic decision for Muammar Gaddafi to give up the Libyan nuclear weapons program, we’ve never had that from North Korea,” Bolton said. Brenner.
“One day the president will learn a little bit of history and we will get better from that,” he added.
Bolton, who maintains his resignation, has returned to media relevance when he released a book last month about his 17 months in the Trump administration.
The Room Where it Happened: A White House Memoir featured a plethora of revelations about Trump’s thinking and his interaction with world leaders, as Bolton accompanied him on several international trips.
Democrats and Republicans have beaten Bolton for publishing the book, claiming he should have revealed that information when the House Intelligence Committee subpoenaed Bolton.