JOHN BOLTON/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “I have great people in the administration. You make some mistakes. Like, you know, an idiot like Bolton, all he wanted to do was drop bombs on everybody. You don’t have to drop bombs on everybody. You don’t have to kill people…
But I’ll tell you, he was good for one thing. Everyone thought he was crazy because all he wants to do is bomb people… So, in a way, he helped me in terms of a negotiation.
But, seriously, he was a — he didn’t do a good job. He wasn’t smart. He wasn’t sharp.”
-Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump in a Fox News Town Hall | Green Bay, WI,” whitehouse.gov, June 25, 2020