Retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg called former National Security Adviser John Bolton “an architect of failure” and said he watched him lie to President Donald Trump to nearly start a military conflict in Iran.
Kellogg, the national security adviser to Vice President Mike Pence, spoke on Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention to endorse Trump for making “the right choices when faced with difficult decisions.”
He took a veiled swipe at Bolton using the title of the former national security adviser’s book, a scathing portrayal of Trump titled “The Room Where It Happened,” saying he was in the room when the decisions were made.
“(Bolton) is actually an architect of failure,” the 76-year-year-old Kellogg said on Fox News Thursday. “He had his own agenda. He pushed his own agenda, and when it didn’t work, he tried to basically stifle the discussion going forward or lie to the president of the United States.
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