John Bolton, who served as national security adviser to former President Donald Trump, said on Monday that Trump’s candidacy and his suggestion that the Constitution be terminated to return him to office had caused he considered launching a presidential campaign.
Appear on NBC News’ See the press nowBolton called Trump’s candidacy an “existential threat” to the nation.
“He said that he wants the Constitution to end. Now he tried to walk again today, but he failed… He’s saying the same thing in slightly different words. It is not simply wrong and outrageous. It was disqualified.”
Bolton added that he also cares about top Republicans who not? strongly condemn the former president. Regarding potential GOP presidential candidates, Bolton said that before they enter the race, they “should have said, ‘Donald Trump was wrong, we rejected him, [and] he’s not a Republican.’”
“And honestly, if they don’t, there’s one thing that will get me into the presidential race… it’s to make it clear to the people of this country that Donald Trump is the Republican nominee. unacceptable,” Bolton said.
“I want to see The Shermanesque Report out of all the potential contenders,” he added when asked when specifically would lead to him taking his hat off in the ring. “If I didn’t see that, I would seriously consider joining.” Bolton reiterated that sentiment in a tweet Monday afternoon.
After resigning from the Trump administration in September 2019, Bolton wrote a memoir describe your former boss is “astonishingly ignorant of how the White House is run, let alone the massive federal government.”