John Bolton Rejects Trump’s Dictatorship Assertions with Sharp Commentary

John Bolton Dismisses Trump Dictator Talk With Brutal Observation

John Bolton, former national security adviser to Donald Trump, recently offered his perspective on what he believes distinguishes the former president from historical figures like Julius Caesar. In an interview with France’s Le Figaro newspaper, Bolton highlighted a notable absence in Trump’s attributes, asserting, “He hasn’t got the brains! He’s a property developer, for God’s sake!”

This commentary from Bolton comes in the wake of Trump’s own statements suggesting a willingness to exercise dictatorial powers, notably his remarks to Fox News’ Sean Hannity about acting like a dictator “on day one” if he were to resume the presidency.

Responding to President Joe Biden’s warning of a potential threat to democracy posed by Trump’s return to power, Bolton cautioned against portraying such a scenario as an “apocalypse.” He emphasized that Trump does not embody the qualities of a Caesar, underscoring the resilience of the Constitution and its institutions.

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Bolton pointed out Trump’s past attempts to challenge election results during his tenure in the Oval Office, noting his failure to overturn them. He dismissed the notion of Trump securing a third term, stating unequivocally, “The Constitution is very clear, there will be no third term.”

In addition to his critiques of Trump’s political ambitions, Bolton also took aim at the former president’s admiration for authoritarian figures, such as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Bolton referenced a 2018 clip where Trump expressed admiration for how people react to Kim Jong Un, suggesting a desire for similar reverence from Americans.

Bolton’s remarks underscore a broader concern over Trump’s approach to governance and his affinity for leaders with autocratic tendencies. As the political world continues to evolve, debates over the preservation of democratic norms and institutions remain at the forefront of public discourse.