Trump Rips Bolton, Calls Ex-Intel Chiefs ‘Sleazebags’

John R. Bolton, then national security adviser, listens as President Trump meets with Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte in the Oval Office at the White House on July 18th, 2019 in Washington,. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford.

President Donald Trump took a direct shot at his former national security adviser John Bolton and ex-U.S. intelligence community leaders in a pair of tweets Tuesday morning, calling several former officials “sleazebags.”

“John Bolton, one of the dumbest people I’ve met in government and sadly, I’ve met plenty, states often that I respected, and even trusted, Vladimir Putin of Russia more than those in our Intelligence Agencies,” Trump wrote.

“While of course that is not true, if the first people you met from … so called American Intelligence were Dirty Cops who have now proven to be sleazebags at the highest level like James Comey, proven liar James Clapper, & perhaps the lowest of them all, Wacko John Brennan who headed the CIA, you could perhaps understand my reluctance to embrace!” he added.

Bolton, who served in the Trump administration from April 2018 to September 2019, wrote a book about his time in the White House and made wild claims about Trump’s leadership style, how he conducts himself, and the general state of affairs under Trump’s direction.

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