This past Monday, John Bolten, a former National Security Adviser, unveiled that he may make a big for the presidential office in 2024 in order to ruin the reelection bid of Donald Trump.
As he announced this new turn of events, Bolten made sure to take aim at his former boss for openly suggesting this past weekend that sections of the U.S. Constitution should be caved away in order to overturn his defeat in the 2020 election while he spoke in an interview on a segment of “Meet the Press,” from NBC News.
If there is not another Republican candidate who steps forward to make “Shermanesque statements” regarding just what Trump stated, Bolton exclaimed, “I’m going to seriously consider getting in.”
BREAKING: Fmr. Nat’l Security Adviser John Bolton is considering a 2024 presidential run if it would prevent fmr. President Trump from taking office again.
Bolton: “You can’t simply say, ‘I support the Constitution.’ You have to say, ‘I would oppose people who undercut it.’” pic.twitter.com/Twy8pluMYT
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) December 5, 2022
Well known for his stance on foreign policy being quite hawkish, Bolton served roles within the previous Reagan administration and as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush. He would later go on to work under Trump as the national security adviser from April 2018 to September 2019, when the former president forced Bolton to leave the post due to a bevy of foreign policy disputes.
Throughout the summer prior to the 2020 contest, Bolton stated to ABC News that he would not push his vote for Trump, making the claim that Trump was not fit to hold the office, and expressed that he would “figure out a conservative Republican to write in.” Trump has recently been quite hard on Bolton as well, stating that Bolton was “one of the dumbest people in Washington” in the wake of Bolton issuing criticism against Trump for reportedly talking about utilizing martial law to overthrow the election results from 2020.
Trump, who has previously announced his plans to carry out a 2024 campaign bid as of this past month, is dealing with extreme backlash for a series of posts from this past Saturday on Truth Social, seemingly in reaction to the unveiling of “The Twitter Files” by claiming, “A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution.” He later went on to deny making such a suggestion, but as of writing has not actually deleted his posts.
This past Monday, Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-SD) explained to reporters that he disagrees with Trump’s statement and claimed that the comments just highlight a “golden opportunity” for possible challengers, as reported by The Hill.