Friday, 23 March 2018

With John Bolton, Trump's White House gets a 'bad cop' for foreign policy.

(L-R) U.S. President George W. Bush listens to John Bolton speak after being appointed to be ambassador to the United Nations during an event at the White House August 1, 2005 in Washington, DC. 
(Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON — President Trump’s new national security adviser, John Bolton, is known as one of Washington’s biggest war hawks. While liberals quickly suggested Bolton’s ascendance to the West Wing could lead the U.S. into armed conflict, a source familiar with the president’s thinking told Yahoo News that Trump might simply be bringing on an aggressive voice to play “bad cop” to his “good cop” with America’s rivals.

“It’s not like Bolton and DJT agree on a lot. Bolton is a hawk, but Bolton’s style works,” the source said using the president’s initials.

The source also noted that Trump, an avid cable news watcher, enjoyed Bolton’s appearances on Fox News. Bolton was in the West Wing on Thursday afternoon within an hour of appearing on the conservative channel. He has regularly advised Trump since the president took office last year.

By Hunter Walker.

Full story at Yahoo News.

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