John Bolton Warns of Risks from Donald Trump’s Legal Debts and Foreign Autocrats

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John Bolton, the former national security adviser to Donald Trump, raised concerns on Sunday regarding the potential targeting of the former president by America’s foreign adversaries due to his mounting financial liabilities resulting from civil court cases.

Trump recently faced a $355 million judgment in his civil fraud trial for inflating the value of his assets over several years for financial gain.

Additionally, he owes writer E. Jean Carroll $88.3 million after being found liable for sexual abuse and defamation, with a second defamation ruling against him in the same case.

During an interview on MSNBC, Jen Psaki asked Bolton if he was concerned about Trump’s financial obligations making him a target for foreign autocrats like Russian President Vladimir Putin.

John Bolton and Donald Trump (Credits: Euronews.com)

Bolton acknowledged that Trump might need to liquidate some of his properties but suggested that it wasn’t an immediate concern as Trump plans to appeal the court rulings.

Psaki pressed further, asking if Trump’s significant debts could make him vulnerable to exploitation by foreign autocrats who may doubt his claims of billionaire status.

Bolton emphasized that Trump’s ongoing legal troubles are a clear indication of his unsuitability for public office, as they consume both him and his family.

He expressed concerns that foreign adversaries might seek to exploit Trump’s financial vulnerabilities for their own gain, suggesting that such efforts may already be underway.