‘Too Much Credit’: John Bolton Says Trump Would Not Have Done Coup Due to Lack of ‘Advance Thinking’


Earlier, extracts from an upcoming book written by Washington Post reporters who analyzed the last year of Donald Trump’s presidency were published in book form. According to the tome, top military officials feared that Trump was planning a coup after losing the 2020 presidential election.

Trump’s former security adviser John Bolton, on Friday commented on recent reports about Trump’s “coup plans,” suggesting that the 45th US president would not have been able to carry out a takeover of the US government because he lacked “advance thinking.”

Speaking to CNN’s Brianna Keilar, Bolton was referring to Trump’s response to speculation about a coup, when the latter stated that “if I was going to do a coup, one of the last people I would want to do it with is General Mark Milley”. Bolton blasted the remark as “juvenile” and advised the Trump to show respect “to people who served the country well and served in his administration.”

Bolton offered that the thought of Trump plotting a coup “does give [Trump] too much credit.”

On Thursday, media published excerpts from the upcoming book, ‘I Alone Can Fix It,’ written by Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker. The two suggested that the US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, took seriously the possibility that Trump would attempt to take power by force after losing the 2020 presidential election, discussing with his staff various scenarios…

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