Mar 23, 2018

John Bolton: Five things new Trump security adviser believes

John Bolton, an ultra-hawkish conservative who rose to prominence in the George W Bush administration, will be the new National Security Adviser to President Donald Trump. Mr Bolton's views on North Korea will draw intense scrutiny as he joins the White House, given a looming summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un expected to take place by May. The incoming National Security Adviser has made it clear that he believes that North Korea and its nuclear programme pose an "Imminent threat" to the US, dismissing those who would argue that Washington still has time for diplomacy. In John Bolton, he will find someone whose views are much more aligned with his. Around the same time, John Bolton, who backed it strongly, was refusing to condemn it. In July 2017, when President Trump met President Putin and the Russian leader denied Russian meddling, Mr Bolton wrote that he was "Lying with the benefit of the best KGB training".

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