Exasperated Colbert Hits ‘Naive’ Bolton In Blunt Interview: ‘How Did You Not Know?’

Written by on June 24, 2020

Stephen Colbert put former nationwide safety adviser John Bolton on the spot over his all-too-late realization that President Donald Trump represents a hazard to the nation.

“What I believed in 2016 was, we at the least need to attempt it out,” Bolton, a longtime Republican international coverage apparatchik, advised Colbert. “So I voted for Trump.”

Colbert discovered that reply “exasperating.”

“There’s completely nothing that Donald Trump has performed that’s stunning to me,” Colbert stated, including:

“My rule is: Every thing you concentrate on Donald Trump might be true, as a result of he’s not deep sufficient to get your socks moist in. He’s extremely readable, that’s why when he ran casinos, the home misplaced.”

Bolton stated he at first didn’t consider Trump was as unhealthy as folks have been saying. 

“However you’re a world negotiator. How may you be naive?” Colbert stated. “You’ve handled the worst folks on the earth.”

“You’ve actually insulted me now by calling me naive,” Bolton stated, though he was smiling on the time. He stated he thought it might be attainable to work with Trump, and for Trump to study complicated international coverage points resembling arms management. 

“As I element within the guide, that turned out to not be true,” he confessed.

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