Politico: John Bolton Unloads On Trump’s Foreign Policy | Hardball | MSNBC


>>>DECLARATION OF WAR. LET’S PLAY HARDBALL. LET’S PLAY HARDBALL. GOOD EVENING. GOOD EVENING. I’M CHRIS MATTHEWS IN WASHINGTON I’M CHRIS MATTHEWS IN WASHINGTON WITH BREAKING NEWS. WITH BREAKING NEWS. AMID THE CRISIS BETWEEN THE AMID THE CRISIS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE LEADERS OF UNITED STATES AND THE LEADERS OF IRAN AND WITH THE PRESIDENT IRAN AND WITH THE PRESIDENT STILL UNCLEAR ABOUT HOW TO STILL UNCLEAR ABOUT HOW TO RESPOND TO IRAN’S RECENT ATTACK RESPOND TO IRAN’S RECENT ATTACK ON SAUDI ARABIA, PRESIDENT TRUMP ON SAUDI ARABIA, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS NOW UNDER SIEGE AND TAKING IS NOW UNDER SIEGE AND TAKING FIRE FROM THE REAR. FIRE FROM THE REAR. FROM HIS RECENTLY FIRED THIRD FROM HIS RECENTLY FIRED THIRD NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON. BOLTON. BOLTON RIPPED THE PRESIDENT’S BOLTON RIPPED THE PRESIDENT’S FOREIGN POLICY AT NOON TODAY ON FOREIGN POLICY AT NOON TODAY ON PRACTICALLY EVERY FRONT. PRACTICALLY EVERY FRONT. THE NEWS WAS FIRST REPORTED BY THE NEWS WAS FIRST REPORTED BY POLITICO. POLITICO. AN ATTENDEE CONFIRMED THE AN ATTENDEE CONFIRMED THE ACCOUNT TO NBC NEWS. ACCOUNT TO NBC NEWS. BOLTON WHO WAS ATTENDING A BOLTON WHO WAS ATTENDING A LUNCHEON BREAK AND CONSERVATIVE LUNCHEON BREAK AND CONSERVATIVE THINK TANK WITH HIGH PROFILE THINK TANK WITH HIGH PROFILE REPUBLICAN FIGURES CRITICIZED REPUBLICAN FIGURES CRITICIZED THE PRESIDENT’S WILLINGNESS TO THE PRESIDENT’S WILLINGNESS TO NEGOTIATE WITH THE TALIBAN AT NEGOTIATE WITH THE TALIBAN AT CAMP DAVID AND SAID IT SENT A CAMP DAVID AND SAID IT SENT A TERRIBLE SIGNAL. TERRIBLE SIGNAL. HE ALSO ADDED IT WAS HE ALSO ADDED IT WAS DISRESPECTFUL TO THE VICTIMS OF DISRESPECTFUL TO THE VICTIMS OF NIEFB BECAUSE THE TALIBAN NIEFB BECAUSE THE TALIBAN HARBORED al-QAEDA. HARBORED al-QAEDA. ADDITIONALLY BOLTON SAID ANY ADDITIONALLY BOLTON SAID ANY NEGOTIATIONS WITH EITHER NORTH NEGOTIATIONS WITH EITHER NORTH KOREA OR IRAN WERE DOOMED TO KOREA OR IRAN WERE DOOMED TO FAILURE FAILURE FAILURE THERE WAS NO SIGNS FAILURE THERE WAS NO SIGNS EITHER COUNTRY WAS SERIOUS ABOUT EITHER COUNTRY WAS SERIOUS ABOUT GIVING UP ITS NUCLEAR PROGRAM. GIVING UP ITS NUCLEAR PROGRAM. NBC NEWS REACHED OUT TO BOLTON NBC NEWS REACHED OUT TO BOLTON FOR COMMENT BUT HAVEN’T HEARD FOR COMMENT BUT HAVEN’T HEARD BACK. BACK. JUST MOMENTS AGO PRESIDENT TRUMP JUST MOMENTS AGO PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS ASKED ABOUT BOLTON’S ATTACK. WAS ASKED ABOUT BOLTON’S ATTACK.>>THAT’S BETTER THAN SOMEBODY>>THAT’S BETTER THAN SOMEBODY THAT GOES AROUND SAYING WE WANT THAT GOES AROUND SAYING WE WANT TO USE THE LIBYAN MODEL. TO USE THE LIBYAN MODEL. HE SAID THE LIBYAN MODEL. HE SAID THE LIBYAN MODEL. THAT SET US BACK VERY BADLY WHEN THAT SET US BACK VERY BADLY WHEN HE SAID THAT, SO I THINK JOHN HE SAID THAT, SO I THINK JOHN REALLY SHOULD TAKE A LOOK AT HOW REALLY SHOULD TAKE A LOOK AT HOW BADLY THEY’VE DONE IN THE PAST BADLY THEY’VE DONE IN THE PAST AND MAYBE A NEW METHOD WOULD BE AND MAYBE A NEW METHOD WOULD BE VERY GOOD. VERY GOOD. NOW, WITH ALL OF THAT BEING NOW, WITH ALL OF THAT BEING SAID, MAYBE A VERY POWERFUL SAID, MAYBE A VERY POWERFUL ATTACK. ATTACK. GUYS LIKE BOLTON AND OTHERS GUYS LIKE BOLTON AND OTHERS WANTED TO GO INTO IRAQ AND THAT WANTED TO GO INTO IRAQ AND THAT DIDN’T WORK OUT TOO WELL. DIDN’T WORK OUT TOO WELL. ALL RIGHT, THAT DID NOT WORK OUT ALL RIGHT, THAT DID NOT WORK OUT TOO WELL. TOO WELL. IT WAS — AND I PUT HIM IN IT WAS — AND I PUT HIM IN ANYWAY, AND FRANKLY EVERYBODY ANYWAY, AND FRANKLY EVERYBODY KNOWS IF YOU MOVE WRONG HE WANTS KNOWS IF YOU MOVE WRONG HE WANTS TO — YOU KNOW, HE DOESN’T TO — YOU KNOW, HE DOESN’T REALIZE THAT YOU GET STUCK, YOU REALIZE THAT YOU GET STUCK, YOU GET STUCK. GET STUCK. AND THEY GOT STUCK, AND I’M AND THEY GOT STUCK, AND I’M UNSTICKING IT. UNSTICKING IT.>>WOW, THAT’S PRETTY PROFOUND.>>WOW, THAT’S PRETTY PROFOUND. BOLTON’S ATTACK CAME ON THE BOLTON’S ATTACK CAME ON THE MIDST OF AN INTERNATIONAL CRISIS MIDST OF AN INTERNATIONAL CRISIS OF COURSE WHERE PRESIDENT TRUMP OF COURSE WHERE PRESIDENT TRUMP IS TRYING TO COBBLE TOGETHER A IS TRYING TO COBBLE TOGETHER A COHESIVE RESPONSE OF THE REPEAT COHESIVE RESPONSE OF THE REPEAT ATTACKS. ATTACKS. THE CRITICAL COMMENTS CAME ON THE CRITICAL COMMENTS CAME ON THE SAME DAY PRESIDENT TRUMP THE SAME DAY PRESIDENT TRUMP ANNOUNCED BOLTON’S REPLACEMENT. ANNOUNCED BOLTON’S REPLACEMENT. TRUMP SELECTED ROBERT O’BRIEN TRUMP SELECTED ROBERT O’BRIEN CURRENTLY SERVING AS THE STATE CURRENTLY SERVING AS THE STATE DEPARTMENT’S CHIEF HOSTAGE DEPARTMENT’S CHIEF HOSTAGE SECURITY NEGOTIATOR. SECURITY NEGOTIATOR. I’M JOINED BY JEREMY BASH, I’M JOINED BY JEREMY BASH, FORMAL CHIEF OF STAFF AT THE CIA FORMAL CHIEF OF STAFF AT THE CIA AND THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, AND CHARLIE SYKES. AND CHARLIE SYKES. THERE HE IS TAKING A SHOT JUST A THERE HE IS TAKING A SHOT JUST A FEW MOMENTS AGO AT THE GUY HE FEW MOMENTS AGO AT THE GUY HE MADE HIS NATIONAL SECURITY MADE HIS NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR SAYING THAT GUY IS STUCK ADVISOR SAYING THAT GUY IS STUCK THERE, HE DOESN’T WANT TO GET THERE, HE DOESN’T WANT TO GET STUCK, HE DOESN’T WANT TO FOLLOW STUCK, HE DOESN’T WANT TO FOLLOW THE ADVICE OF THE NEO KONZ LIKE THE ADVICE OF THE NEO KONZ LIKE BOLTON BUT FIGHTING PERSON TO BOLTON BUT FIGHTING PERSON TO PERSON AT THE TIME WE’VE GOT TO PERSON AT THE TIME WE’VE GOT TO DEAL WITH WHAT ARE WE DOING IN DEAL WITH WHAT ARE WE DOING IN IRAN. IRAN.>>GIVEN THE WAY HE’S RIPPED>>GIVEN THE WAY HE’S RIPPED SOME OF HIS CRITICS IN THE PAST SOME OF HIS CRITICS IN THE PAST THAT WAS PRETTY RESTRAINED FOR THAT WAS PRETTY RESTRAINED FOR DONALD TRUMP. DONALD TRUMP. BUT, YOU KNOW, JOHN BOLTON BUT, YOU KNOW, JOHN BOLTON OBVIOUSLY IS NOT GOING TO GO OBVIOUSLY IS NOT GOING TO GO QUIETLY. QUIETLY. AND I THINK IT’S VERY AND I THINK IT’S VERY INTERESTING WHERE HE DELIVERED INTERESTING WHERE HE DELIVERED THE REMARKS AND WHAT HE SAID. THE REMARKS AND WHAT HE SAID. HE WAS INTRODUCED TO THAT HE WAS INTRODUCED TO THAT LUNCHEON BY REBECCA MERCER WHO LUNCHEON BY REBECCA MERCER WHO WAS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT WAS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DONORS ON THE RIGHT AND DONORS ON THE RIGHT AND CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN CAUSES. CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN CAUSES. A VERY HIGH POWERED GROUP. A VERY HIGH POWERED GROUP. SO THERE’S NO QUESTION ABOUT IT, SO THERE’S NO QUESTION ABOUT IT, JOHN BOLTON STILL HAS A JOHN BOLTON STILL HAS A CONSTITUENCY FOR HIS APPROACH TO CONSTITUENCY FOR HIS APPROACH TO FOREIGN POLICY. FOREIGN POLICY. AND AGAIN THE PROBLEM HERE IS AND AGAIN THE PROBLEM HERE IS NOT WHETHER OR NOT DONALD TRUMP NOT WHETHER OR NOT DONALD TRUMP IS GOING TO BE TOO HAWKISH OR IS GOING TO BE TOO HAWKISH OR TOO DOVISH. TOO DOVISH. IT’S WHETHER HE’S GOING TO BE IT’S WHETHER HE’S GOING TO BE TOO ERRATIC, BLUNDER INTO THIS TOO ERRATIC, BLUNDER INTO THIS AND SEND MIXED SIGNALS. AND SEND MIXED SIGNALS.>>IF YOU WANT TO MAKE NOISE, IF>>IF YOU WANT TO MAKE NOISE, IF YOU WANT TO GET WORD OUT YOU DO YOU WANT TO GET WORD OUT YOU DO IT AT LUNCH IN NEW YORK AND HE IT AT LUNCH IN NEW YORK AND HE DID IT. DID IT. HE WANTS THE PRESIDENT TO HEAR HE WANTS THE PRESIDENT TO HEAR THIS, JOHN BOLTON. THIS, JOHN BOLTON. HE WANTS THIS WAR. HE WANTS THIS WAR.>>100%.>>100%. AND KPLAEKTEXACTLY WHAT CHARLIE AND KPLAEKTEXACTLY WHAT CHARLIE IT’S NOT WHAT HE SAID BECAUSE IT’S NOT WHAT HE SAID BECAUSE WE’VE KNOWN AND A NUMBER OF WE’VE KNOWN AND A NUMBER OF OTHER ISSUE, HE FELT THE NORTH OTHER ISSUE, HE FELT THE NORTH KOREA TALKS WERE PROBABLY DOOMED KOREA TALKS WERE PROBABLY DOOMED FROM THE START, BUT IT’S THE FROM THE START, BUT IT’S THE CROWD HE WAS SPEAKING TO. CROWD HE WAS SPEAKING TO. YOU GO OUT THERE AND YOU TRY TO YOU GO OUT THERE AND YOU TRY TO BASICALLY CREATE A SCHISM WITHIN BASICALLY CREATE A SCHISM WITHIN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AS TO THE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AS TO THE FOREIGN POLICY VIEW, THE FOREIGN POLICY VIEW, THE PRESIDENT OBVIOUSLY TAKING A PRESIDENT OBVIOUSLY TAKING A MORE CONCILIATORY APPROACH WITH MORE CONCILIATORY APPROACH WITH THINGS LIKE RUSSIA, WITH IRAN HE THINGS LIKE RUSSIA, WITH IRAN HE WAS SAYING HE WAS WILLING TO WAS SAYING HE WAS WILLING TO TALK TO THEM. TALK TO THEM. AND JUST BEING WE’VE HAD THREE AND JUST BEING WE’VE HAD THREE SUMMITS WITH THE NORTH KOREANS. SUMMITS WITH THE NORTH KOREANS. THIS IS A NUMBER OF TRADITIONAL THIS IS A NUMBER OF TRADITIONAL REPUBLICANS A VERY UNSETTLING REPUBLICANS A VERY UNSETTLING THING. THING. SO JOHN BOLTON TRYING TO REACH SO JOHN BOLTON TRYING TO REACH OUT TO SOME OF THOSE FOLKS AND OUT TO SOME OF THOSE FOLKS AND SAYING, LISTEN, THIS IS WHAT SAYING, LISTEN, THIS IS WHAT WE’RE WORKING WITH AND YOU MAKE WE’RE WORKING WITH AND YOU MAKE THE DECISION. THE DECISION.>>HERE’S THE PRESIDENT OF THE>>HERE’S THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, OUR COMMANDER IN UNITED STATES, OUR COMMANDER IN CHIEF. CHIEF. WHAT’S HE GOING TO DO NOW? WHAT’S HE GOING TO DO NOW? HE DUMPED THIS GUY JOHN BOLTON HE DUMPED THIS GUY JOHN BOLTON AND HIRES A NEW GUY TODAY. AND HIRES A NEW GUY TODAY. AT THE SAME TIME HE’S GOT TO AT THE SAME TIME HE’S GOT TO MAKE A BIG DECISION, HOW DO WE MAKE A BIG DECISION, HOW DO WE WHACK BACK AT IRAN WITHOUT WHACK BACK AT IRAN WITHOUT STARTING A WAR WHICH HE DOESN’T STARTING A WAR WHICH HE DOESN’T WANT? WANT?>>I DON’T THINK HE’S GOING TO>>I DON’T THINK HE’S GOING TO RESPOND MILITARILY TO THE ATTACK RESPOND MILITARILY TO THE ATTACK ON SAUDI ARABIA. ON SAUDI ARABIA. HE DIDN’T RESPOND IN JUNE TO THE HE DIDN’T RESPOND IN JUNE TO THE SHOT IRAN TOOK DOWNING AN SHOT IRAN TOOK DOWNING AN AMERICAN AIRCRAFT, WHICH WAS THE AMERICAN AIRCRAFT, WHICH WAS THE FIRST TIME AN AMERICAN AIRCRAFT FIRST TIME AN AMERICAN AIRCRAFT WAS DOWNED BY AN ADVERSARY WAS DOWNED BY AN ADVERSARY NATION IN INTERNATIONAL AIRSPACE NATION IN INTERNATIONAL AIRSPACE SINCE THE KOREAN WAR. SINCE THE KOREAN WAR. THIS IS AN ATTACK ON ANOTHER THIS IS AN ATTACK ON ANOTHER COUNTRY. COUNTRY. AND POMPEO AND OTHERS CAN GIVE AND POMPEO AND OTHERS CAN GIVE THEM RHETORICAL SUPPORT. THEM RHETORICAL SUPPORT. IT WAS AN ACT OF WAR AGAINST IT WAS AN ACT OF WAR AGAINST THEM, NOT US. THEM, NOT US.>>WHY DID POMPEO SAY IT WAS AN>>WHY DID POMPEO SAY IT WAS AN ACT OF WAR? ACT OF WAR? HE MEANT AN ACT OF WAR AGAINST HE MEANT AN ACT OF WAR AGAINST SAUDI? SAUDI?>>THIS WAS SERIOUS,>>THIS WAS SERIOUS, UNPRECEDENTED AND DEFINITIVELY UNPRECEDENTED AND DEFINITIVELY IRAN WHICH ALSO IS IN IRAN WHICH ALSO IS IN ACCURATE — ACCURATE –>>IT WAS ONE OF THOSE>>IT WAS ONE OF THOSE INFLECTION POINTS AND ARE EWE INFLECTION POINTS AND ARE EWE GOING TO GO BACK TO WHAT W DID GOING TO GO BACK TO WHAT W DID AND CHENEY AND LIZ CHENEY STILL AND CHENEY AND LIZ CHENEY STILL WANTS TO DO, LOOKING FOR WARS WANTS TO DO, LOOKING FOR WARS STARTING IN THE MIDDLE EAST, OR STARTING IN THE MIDDLE EAST, OR ARE WE GOING TO TRY ANOTHER ARE WE GOING TO TRY ANOTHER APPROACH TO GETTING UNSTUCK. APPROACH TO GETTING UNSTUCK. I DON’T THINK THE AMERICAN I DON’T THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT TO GET STUCK AGAIN. PEOPLE WANT TO GET STUCK AGAIN. IT’S EASIER TO GO IN THAN IT IS IT’S EASIER TO GO IN THAN IT IS TO COME OUT. TO COME OUT. YOUR THOUGHTS. YOUR THOUGHTS.>>WELL, THIS IS ALSO WHERE IT’S>>WELL, THIS IS ALSO WHERE IT’S VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE PRESIDENT VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO HAVE OF THE UNITED STATES TO HAVE CREDIBILITY AND I RELIABLE CREDIBILITY AND I RELIABLE ALLIES, NEITHER OF WHICH THIS ALLIES, NEITHER OF WHICH THIS PRESIDENT HAS DONE A VERY GOOD PRESIDENT HAS DONE A VERY GOOD JOB CULTIVATING HERE. JOB CULTIVATING HERE. YOU KNOW, THIS IS THE KIND OF — YOU KNOW, THIS IS THE KIND OF — THIS IS THE MOMENT WHERE IF YOU THIS IS THE MOMENT WHERE IF YOU WANT TO AVOID WAR YOU NEED TO WANT TO AVOID WAR YOU NEED TO HAVE MAXIMUM PRESSURE ON THIS HAVE MAXIMUM PRESSURE ON THIS REGIME, AND YOU NEED TO HAVE A REGIME, AND YOU NEED TO HAVE A CREDIBLE DIPLOMATIC OFFENSIVE CREDIBLE DIPLOMATIC OFFENSIVE AGAINST THE IRANIANS WHO ARE AGAINST THE IRANIANS WHO ARE GOING TO KEEP TESTING HIM UNTIL GOING TO KEEP TESTING HIM UNTIL THERE’S SOME SORT OF RESPONSE. THERE’S SOME SORT OF RESPONSE. BUT THE PROBLEM IS, YOU KNOW, BUT THE PROBLEM IS, YOU KNOW, HAS TRUMP ASSEMBLED THAT KIND OF HAS TRUMP ASSEMBLED THAT KIND OF COALITION. COALITION.>>CHARLIE, YOU JUST ANSWERED>>CHARLIE, YOU JUST ANSWERED THE QUESTION. THE QUESTION. HE’S GOT NETANYAHU, HE MAY BE HE’S GOT NETANYAHU, HE MAY BE GONE IN A WEEK. GONE IN A WEEK. I DON’T KNOW WHO HIS FRIENDS I DON’T KNOW WHO HIS FRIENDS ARE, THIS PRESIDENT. ARE, THIS PRESIDENT. I HOPE WE HAVE LONG LASTING I HOPE WE HAVE LONG LASTING FRIENDS BUT WE’VE BEEN FRIENDS BUT WE’VE BEEN BUTCHERING THOSE RELATIONSHIPS. BUTCHERING THOSE RELATIONSHIPS. YOUR THOUGHTS, HOW DO YOU DO IT YOUR THOUGHTS, HOW DO YOU DO IT AT THIS POINT? AT THIS POINT? HOW DO WE GO AFTER — HOW DO WE GO AFTER –>>WELL, AGAIN, THIS IS THE>>WELL, AGAIN, THIS IS THE PROBLEM THAT HE HAS. PROBLEM THAT HE HAS. HE NEEDS TO BE BELIEVABLE. HE NEEDS TO BE BELIEVABLE. HE NEEDS TO BE CREDIBLE. HE NEEDS TO BE CREDIBLE. WHEN HE MAKES A THREAT, HE NEEDS WHEN HE MAKES A THREAT, HE NEEDS TO FOLLOW THROUGH ON IT. TO FOLLOW THROUGH ON IT. I THINK A LOT OF THE WORLD IS I THINK A LOT OF THE WORLD IS LOOKING AT DONALD TRUMP AND LOOKING AT DONALD TRUMP AND THINKING WE GOT THIS GUY, WE THINKING WE GOT THIS GUY, WE UNDERSTAND HOW HE BLUFFS, AND UNDERSTAND HOW HE BLUFFS, AND THEREFORE WE CAN KEEP TESTING THEREFORE WE CAN KEEP TESTING HIM. HIM. THE ONE THING DONALD TRUMP — THE ONE THING DONALD TRUMP — THE REAL DANGER IS THAT DONALD THE REAL DANGER IS THAT DONALD TRUMP DOES NOT WANT TO APPEAR TO TRUMP DOES NOT WANT TO APPEAR TO BE WEAK. BE WEAK. HE DOES NOT WANT TO APPEAR TO BE HE DOES NOT WANT TO APPEAR TO BE BACKING DOWN, WHICH COULD LEAD BACKING DOWN, WHICH COULD LEAD TO THE KIND OF MISCALCULATION TO THE KIND OF MISCALCULATION THAT LEADS TO WAR. THAT LEADS TO WAR.>>WELL, POMPEO’S TOUGH MESSAGE>>WELL, POMPEO’S TOUGH MESSAGE ON IRAN WAS ENACTED ON CAPITOL ON IRAN WAS ENACTED ON CAPITOL HILL TODAY BY SENATOR LINDSEY HILL TODAY BY SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM. GRAHAM. LET’S LISTEN TO HIM AND HIS LET’S LISTEN TO HIM AND HIS UNUSUAL BREAK WITH PRESIDENT UNUSUAL BREAK WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP. TRUMP.>>THIS ATTACK ON AN OIL>>THIS ATTACK ON AN OIL REFINERY BY ANY REASONABLE REFINERY BY ANY REASONABLE DEFINITION IS AN ACT OF WAR. DEFINITION IS AN ACT OF WAR. IT IS ATTACKING THE WORLD IT IS ATTACKING THE WORLD ECONOMY. ECONOMY. IT’S A STABILITY OF THE OIL IT’S A STABILITY OF THE OIL MARKETS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. MARKETS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.>>WELL, ON THE OPPOSITE END OF>>WELL, ON THE OPPOSITE END OF THE SPECTRUM LIZ CHENEY WENT THE SPECTRUM LIZ CHENEY WENT EVEN FURTHER IN THE RIGHT WING EVEN FURTHER IN THE RIGHT WING DIRECTION TELLING A REPORTER THE DIRECTION TELLING A REPORTER THE UNITED STATES SHOULD CONSIDER A UNITED STATES SHOULD CONSIDER A PROPORTIONAL MILITARY RESPONSE. PROPORTIONAL MILITARY RESPONSE. UTAH SENATOR MITT ROMNEY OERPD UTAH SENATOR MITT ROMNEY OERPD WHILE AGREEING IRAN WAS WHILE AGREEING IRAN WAS RESPONSIBLE DOESN’T SEE THE RESPONSIBLE DOESN’T SEE THE UNITED STATES HAS TO SOMEBODY AT UNITED STATES HAS TO SOMEBODY AT ALL. ALL. HERE’S MITT ROMNEY. HERE’S MITT ROMNEY.>>THIS IS UP TO SAUDI ARABIA.>>THIS IS UP TO SAUDI ARABIA. WE’VE BEEN SELLING THEM WEAPONS WE’VE BEEN SELLING THEM WEAPONS OVER THE YEARS SO THAT THEY’RE OVER THE YEARS SO THAT THEY’RE ABLE TO DEFEND THEMSELVES BUT ABLE TO DEFEND THEMSELVES BUT WE’RE NOT THE POLICEMAN OF THE WE’RE NOT THE POLICEMAN OF THE WORLD. WORLD. AND IF IRAN ATTACKS SAUDI AND IF IRAN ATTACKS SAUDI ARABIA, SAUDI ARABIA SHOULD BE ARABIA, SAUDI ARABIA SHOULD BE THE NATION WHO DECIDES EXACTLY THE NATION WHO DECIDES EXACTLY HOW THEY’RE GOING TO RESPOND. HOW THEY’RE GOING TO RESPOND.>>JEREMY, SOMETIMES THAT GUY>>JEREMY, SOMETIMES THAT GUY TALKS LIKE A PRESIDENT AND I TALKS LIKE A PRESIDENT AND I LIKE IT. LIKE IT. RESTRAINT, INTELLIGENCE, A SMART RESTRAINT, INTELLIGENCE, A SMART USE OF OUR POWER. USE OF OUR POWER. NOT PROPORTIONAL RESPONSE, NOT PROPORTIONAL RESPONSE, SOMEBODY WHO SHOOTS A SPITBALL, SOMEBODY WHO SHOOTS A SPITBALL, WE DON’T SHOOT IT BACK. WE DON’T SHOOT IT BACK.>>RYAN O’BRIEN, THE NEW>>RYAN O’BRIEN, THE NEW NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR ACTUALLY ADVISED MITT ROMNEY. ACTUALLY ADVISED MITT ROMNEY. AND I THINK O’BRIEN REALLY COMES

100 thoughts on “Politico: John Bolton Unloads On Trump’s Foreign Policy | Hardball | MSNBC

  1. Yes Trump is terrible on policy but you got to remember John Bolton has boners for instigating wars, no matter how nonsensical or potentially costly it is. He has no credibility on anything foreign policy whatsoever.

  2. I wish i cared what Bolton has to say…
    This guy shouldn’t be let around an IHOP menu, let alone National Security. He’s a war monger who must have either stock in military contractors, or has been paid to be a war monger by military contractors…

  3. Believe nothing. Trust no one. They all have an agenda and push false narratives via propaganda and false flags to manipulate the masses. Our nation is like a giant game of RISK to the elites. Our tax dollars are monopoly money and citizens are more like subjects or pawns in the whole diabolical scheme to control the populatio and empower themselves.

  4. There is no negotiating with Iran!!… Trump is weak on foreign relationship… He doesn’t know what to do!.. Democrats should impeach base on his inability to act during stress. His inability to act will end up taking America into war!

  5. Bolton will strategically have his revenge… Bolton, even though I don't agree with many of his views, is infinitely more intelligent than trump will ever be…

  6. Unless war is somehow the last ditch effort for trump to stay out of prison, it wont happen. We should be glad he is too afraid of the personal consequences for him by going to war, because as it stands, a war would completely crush his already small chance of re-election.

  7. Manufactured news what a load of dribble thank god im not American to have to listen to such a bunch of marshmallows winging every day about how bad trump is every day
    At least you have a leader who is prepared to make decisions
    So stupid not to understand that no decisions are always worse than wrong ones

  8. Good move, Bolton was pressing for war. How can anyone work for Trump when the Dems crucify anyone that might be great.
    You Dems would complain about anyone who would even consider. So we get the dregs. Thanks for not helping anything.

  9. Some whistleblower just informed inspector-general of a promise Donald Trump made no foreign leader that's seriously compromises US National Security. John Bolton might be the Whistleblower

  10. 😂 trump now taking it from the rear…!
    Nice choice of words..!
    Trump is unsticking it..! 😂 😂🤣🤣
    This just gets funnier..!
    LOOK…! Trump is a REAL crackhead on the border..! Keep walking buddy..! South..!

  11. Iran didn't attack Saudi Arabia, fake news. This Charlie Sykes guy is the epitome of what's wrong with US media. "We need to", "you need to" this, "you need to" that, "he needs", "he needs to". No Charlie, YOU need to. You need to dip into your own life savings and YOU NEED TO spend the vast majority of it and a very long length of time on all this garbage about Iran you're spewing. Put your helmet on and grab your pencil, you're going to Iran. You're going to Iran, and if a war starts, you'll come home the day after the war ends.

  12. Bolton says "Isreal good isreal great america bad America military are bad ISREAL IS ALL MIGHTY American military fight for ISREAL because ISREAL GOOD ISREAL GREAT AMERICA BAD"

    Yeah, JOHN BOLTON is definitely a boomer! 🤨😞😒😒😒😒😒

  13. Do any of you know about Bolton? The man daydreams about war.

    What do you want? Do you want Trump to keep him on? Or get rid of him?

    It seems like you hate anything he does, even if it's good for you and your family.

    You're cutting off your nose to spite your face. You gotta stop this partisan crap. Think of yourselves, your family… not some party.

  14. Socialism will be the downfall of America,huge tax increases from everyone coming,people seem to think everything will be free there dead wrong,Trump is a blessing for Americans,if you want a one World Government just vote Democrat because open borders is a big part of it.

  15. Bolton is a pos that shouldn’t criticize anyone. The real criticism should be directed at Trump for hiring him in the first place

  16. Trump has absolutely no foreign policy! I don't agree with Bolton wanting war! But that doesn't mean Trump isn't still a train wreck! He has no clue even how the government works, much less any strategy for foreign or domestic policy! This is insane!

  17. Poetry and game Hobo poor war the understanding of the railroad cop and the banker note promissory yes take that to the bank why don't cha. Yes the local bankers welcoming committee called the DNC trust in your institutions folks they are the last word in political note promissory. Cross my heart hope to die sky pie me o my look in the eyes of the devil level never look back and never look down for a New York second. That's right that's right, they feel your pain, like a bubbly tall glass of champagne, it tickles their giggle nostrils a little fiddle fiddle so sad to bad.

  18. This fulker cant stand for a whole press confrence witout throwing up the white power hand signal…what a cold blooded racist smh

  19. Real unbiased reporting there MSNBC…what a disgusting excuse for journalism. You guys tear into trump for hiring Bolton and Pompeo in the 1st place then he fired him and you guys aide with Bolton? Wtf?! You guys are going to try to destroy our President no matter what he does. Damned if he does damned if he doesn't .

  20. We need a relentless bombing run on Iranians nuclear weapons facilities. But trumps playing it smart. He knows he hold all the cards with the strongest sanctions ever levied against Iran. So this is a smart move to not jump and fire from the hip and get us into a WW3 situation unnecessarily.

  21. How surprising….. John Bolton is now showing up on MSNBC bashing Trump…. while Chris Matthews gets a tingle down his leg….. he will be a paid contributor next …😂😂

  22. Let the saudi’s deal with it. Not our problem. Bolton just loves foreign war. also MSNBC is garbage. I gave this vid a thumbs down.

  23. Lmao at at negotiating with the Taliban ……simple answer
    Nuke em all….let their FILTHY Muhammad sort of em out

  24. Negotiating with N Korea and the Taliban works for Trump, personally. He gets off on publically sucking up to and siding with dictators.

  25. It was ignorant to have fired Bolton. Trump should have bombed Iran after the drone being shot down. We are in serious trouble with Trump bumbling with foreign policy. WW3? (Very likely)

  26. the last 3 presidents have done such a bang up job on foreign policy ,,haha! at least trumps cautious enough to not plunge into another mess,,hope he don't listen to these know it alls..they couldn't run a hot dog stand

  27. YOU TRUMP HATERS ARE SO DUMB. KEEP YOUR FRIENDS CLOSE, AND YOUR ENEMIES CLOSER. WELL PLAYED, POTUS, YOU ARE SHOWING THE WAR MONGERS FOR WHO THEY ARE.

  28. Who can stand more than ten seconds listening to this guy talk. ..does he smoke ten cigarettes with no filter right beforehand? And we can hear you, you have a microphone on your suit…stop yelling you old fruit cake

  29. I'm still voting for him in spite of the toxic mysandry and racism of the Leftist ideology. A lot of Democrats have been saying the same thing. There is a line that you shouldn't ever cross. If the Democratic Party wasn't becoming so extreme and hateful toward every little thing, especially racially labeling people and calling people names or jailing them for an opinion you don't like, maybe I would vote Democrat. Eh. After how the party behaved this year, I'm done with it. I'd rather have real legitimate news than some 90% fake hate crime. Unlike the representatives in the Democratic party brainwashing citizens, at least I don't see race. I don't need to hate men or white people. Why should I? All this toxic culture has been doing was regressing any progress made. It's sad and a majority is sick of it. I don't know how the Democrats got this bad, but it certainly isn't a behavior I'll get behind.

  30. MSNBC now loves Bolton? Waaat!! Strange things never end.Without Trump, MSNBC has never been friendly with people like Bolton. It's like the best way to get MSNBC's love now is just to hate Trump..

  31. Wow, in-depth reporting at it’s best.
    Interview a dude who just got fired to get honest, circumspect opinion of his ex-boss.

    This is why “journalists” are so well respected.

  32. Trump can do nothing because of 2020 election's and Iran knows it so they will continue terror their neighbour's. Plus let Saudi Arabia deal with their own problems we are not the world police for that we have United nations

  33. CNN beating the WAR DRUM ! F YOU CNN you send your boys over to fight for a 25cents increase in gas here in the USA ! Thank GOD for TRUMP and his OPINION on WAR ! F BOLTON and his HAWKISH WAY !

  34. Anyone that reads and understands the muhammadan ideology knows that going to war with Iran is inevitable. The World has been at war with muhammadans for 1,400 years. It’s time to demolish Iran

  35. American democracy is:
    1901 – Direct entry of American troops into Colombia
    1902 – Invasion of Panama
    1904 – US forces enter Korea and the Maghreb
    1905 – US forces arrive in Honduras against the country's revolution
    1905 – Invasion of Mexico (in aid of the dictatorship of the late Bourgeois Dumas to suppress the popular uprising)
    1907 – Invasion of Nicaragua
    1907 – US forces arrive in Dominican Republic to crush the Republic's revolution
    1907 – US forces participate in the war between Honduras and Nicaragua
    1908 – US forces intervene during Panama elections
    1910 – US sends troops to crush coup against Nicaragua
    1911 – US troops arrive in Honduras to support a coup led by Manuel Bonilla against President-elect Miguel Dovia
    1911 – Suppression of anti-American uprising in the Philippines
    1911 – Intervention in China
    1912 – Cuban invasion and occupation

    1912 – Invasion of Panama
    1912 – Invasion of Honduras
    1912 – 1933 – Occupation of Nicaragua
    1914 – 1934 – Haiti. US forces entered Haiti after several revolutions and occupied Haiti for 19 years.

    1916 – 1924 – Dominican Republic occupies for 8 years
    1917 – 1933 – Occupation of Cuba.
    1917 – 1918 – Participated in World War I
    1918 – 1922 – Intervention in Russia
    1918 – 1920 – US troops arrive in Panama
    1919 – US troops arrive in Costa Rica

    1919 – Invasion of Honduras
    1920 – Guatemala invasion
    1921 – US support for armed groups working to overthrow Carlos Ferrero

    1922 – Intervention in Turkey
    1922 – 1927 – US troops arrive in China
    1924 – 1925 – Attack on Honduras
    1925 – Invasion of Panama
    1926 – Attack on Nicaragua

    1927 – 1934 – America invades China
    1932 – Attack on El Salvador
    1937 – Attack on Nicaragua

    1945 – Japan bombs Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    1947 – 1949 – Invasion of Greece
    1948 – 1953 – Invasion of the Philippines
    1950 – Attack on Puerto Rico
    1950 – 1953 – Attack on Korea

    1953 – Supports the August 28 coup against the elected Iranian government
    1958 – Lebanon
    1958 – War with Panama
    1959 – US troops arrive in Laos
    1959 – Haiti attacks
    1960 – US military operations in Ecuador
    1960 – Invasion of Panama
    1965 – 1973 – Bloody invasion of Vietnam
    1966 – Attack on Guatemala
    1966 – Military support of Indonesia against the Philippines
    1971 – 1973 – Laos bombing
    1972 – Attack on Nicaragua

    1980 – Operation against Iran in Tabas, called Eagle Claw, fails
    1983 – Military intervention in Grenada
    1986 – Attack on Libya and bomb Tripoli and Benghazi
    1988 – US invasion of Honduras

    1988 – Attack on Iranian passenger plane and massacre of all 290 people aboard

    1989 – US troops crush unrest in the Virgin Islands

    1991 – Extensive military operations in Iraq (First Gulf War)
    1992-1994 – Occupation of Somalia and extreme violence against its citizens
    1998 – Attack on Sudan. American planes bombed one of the drug factories under the pretext of producing nerve gas

    1999 – US-led NATO launches war against Yugoslavia. The bombardment lasted 78 days and Yugoslavia collapsed
    2001 – Invasion and occupation of Afghanistan under the pretext of pursuing al-Qaeda
    2003 – Invasion and occupation of Iraq without UN authorization

    2011 – Attack on Libya after victory of revolution and overthrow of Gaddafi's dictator

    2011 – Official support for armed terrorist groups in Syria aimed at overthrowing the elected Syrian people

    2011 – Declaration of official support for Al Khalifa regime in suppressing popular uprising

    2015 – Declaration of official support for Al Saud in the war against the Yemeni people's revolution

    2018 – Direct air strike on Syrian soil with the help of Britain and France

  36. Bolton is a warmonger despised by most on the right and the left – it’s funny that now the biased, leftist fake media has him on to bad mouth POTUS’s foreign policy

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