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Trump Asked Xi For Election Help, Claims Bolton’s Book

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In “The Room Where It Happened,” John Bolton, the former U.S. national security adviser, claims the impeachment inquiry into Mr. Trump should have been expanded to include other troubling actions.

Here are a few of the explosive allegations about Mr. Trump’s foreign policy in the book:

President Trump asked President Xi Jinping of China to buy a lot of American agricultural products to help him win farm states in this year’s election. He writes that Mr. Trump was “pleading with Xi to ensure he’d win.”

(Easterlink’s comment : As India faces a possible war with China and Pakistan, can it expect any real military and intelligence support from the Trump administration ? The answer is no . Trump will seek to foist himself as a mediator to tell his electorate he is big world leader and US is the best, sought after after by all . We have already have enough indications Trump is an unreliable ally , so India must face China on the battlefield or other theatres of conflict like trade, it should rely on other friends and not US)

During Mr. Trump’s 2018 meeting with North Korea’s leader, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slipped Mr. Bolton a note disparaging the president, saying, “He is so full of shit.” A month later, Mr. Pompeo dismissed the president’s North Korea diplomacy as having “zero probability of success.”

According to an excerpt published by The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Trump said Mr. Xi should go ahead with building internment camps for Uighurs, a Muslim minority in China’s Xinjiang region. He said he thought it was “the right thing to do,” according to Mr. Bolton.

Ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, Mr. Trump apparently refused to issue a statement, saying: “Who cares about it? I’m trying to make a deal. I don’t want anything.”

John R. Bolton, the former national security adviser, describes instances when the president sought to halt criminal inquiries. He also says President Trump’s loyalists mocked him behind his back.

Courtesy – New York Times

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