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Silver1

(721 posts)
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 05:36 PM Jun 2020

Bolton to Trump: Game on.

"... His reaction [to the book] thus ranged from the mean-spirited to the constitutionally impermissible. My reaction ... my response? Game on."

Behind the scenes: People close to Trump have been worried about the book because Bolton was known as the most prolific note taker in high-level meetings, Jonathan Swan reports.

Bolton would sit there, filling yellow legal pad after yellow legal pad with notes. In short: Bolton saw a lot, and he wrote it down in real time. And when he left, the White House never got those notes back.

https://www.axios.com/john-bolton-book-trump-misconduct-794e8e01-18a3-44ae-ae35-1ee2c4fddad4.html


I really hope Bolton is sincere when he says this. Can't wait to see the book!

Release date: June 23

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Bolton to Trump: Game on. (Original Post) Silver1 Jun 2020 OP
Bolton had his chance to testify and do something real, but... JHB Jun 2020 #1
Yup. Silver1 Jun 2020 #2
Book release on the 23rd...my birthday on the 24th sellitman Jun 2020 #3
Bolton's book won't change any minds Poiuyt Jun 2020 #4
EXCELLENT POINT!!!!! MyOwnPeace Jun 2020 #5
I think about it... Newest Reality Jun 2020 #6
+1000 smirkymonkey Jun 2020 #10
You left out independents. I think a lot of those who tend to vote rePuklian are moving TexasProgresive Jun 2020 #11
I agree about that Silver1 Jun 2020 #27
I agree that Bolton is trusted by conservatives, but Trump God to them Poiuyt Jun 2020 #30
+1, Trump to his cult," I'mma kill your kids!!" his cult, " yay, they're bunch of liberals anyway!!" uponit7771 Jun 2020 #33
DEFUND BOLTON! BamaRefugee Jun 2020 #7
Like watching "Rowdy" Roddy Piper blow shit on "Macho Man" Randy Savage. Dave Starsky Jun 2020 #8
Ever watch bugs fight? I bet on a Roach v Scorpion battle in Thailand The Polack MSgt Jun 2020 #9
Who won? eleny Jun 2020 #14
You have to picture the size of Thai cockroaches. The Polack MSgt Jun 2020 #21
Thx! eleny Jun 2020 #22
Once about '73 or so, I was in a railroad station in Los Mochis, Mexico. panader0 Jun 2020 #25
Hell, you could write a more enjoyable book than Bolton! KY_EnviroGuy Jun 2020 #32
Easy peasy when repubs attack democrats Silver1 Jun 2020 #29
I guess Bolton wasn't anticipating a deadly pandemic, 115,000 dead, looming economic collapse, sop Jun 2020 #12
About those 115,000 (and counting) central scrutinizer Jun 2020 #15
As long as Bolton is one more thorn in Trump's side, I'm fine with it. smirkymonkey Jun 2020 #13
I don't want a meltdown....... MyOwnPeace Jun 2020 #19
Keeping Trump busy fighting with and tweeting insults at Mattis, Bolton and others will leave him sop Jun 2020 #23
+1, uponit7771 Jun 2020 #34
I do think he will explode Silver1 Jun 2020 #26
I really hope he is watching the ads that are against him. smirkymonkey Jun 2020 #28
Going to be fun malaise Jun 2020 #16
I'm #88 on the hold list at the library and they ordered 33 copies eleny Jun 2020 #17
Anyone buying this book is a useful idiot. tman Jun 2020 #18
I can be the hero! tavernier Jun 2020 #20
Bolton is flashing Fool's Gold to drum up interest for his book Jarqui Jun 2020 #24
Soon! yes, I hope "Game On" means what we Cha Jun 2020 #31

JHB

(37,096 posts)
1. Bolton had his chance to testify and do something real, but...
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 05:37 PM
Jun 2020

Brave Sir Bolton ran away
Bravely ran away, away
When danger reared its ugly head
He bravely turned his tail and fled
Yes, brave Sir Bolton turned about
And gallantly he chickened out
Bravely taking to his feet
He beat a very brave retreat
Bravest of the brave, Sir Bolton

Poiuyt

(18,045 posts)
4. Bolton's book won't change any minds
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 05:51 PM
Jun 2020

People know who trump is and how deranged he is. Republicans don't care, and Democrats already hate him.

MyOwnPeace

(16,848 posts)
5. EXCELLENT POINT!!!!!
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:06 PM
Jun 2020

If you can send in career professionals and dedicated military officers and have the Repugs work to diminish the truth and value of their testimony under oath, ain't no way they're gonna' believe or accept anything "Yosemite Sam" Bolton is gonna' say.

Newest Reality

(12,712 posts)
6. I think about it...
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:07 PM
Jun 2020

I think about it as a potential strategic resource for us. All love and hate aside along with the reactive emotions that accomplish nothing much but push/pull, knowing more about our gruesome and egregious opponent can still be helpful for us collectively.

Too much of Trump is a reality TV show facade that he creates and uses to manipulate the masses and condition our population for his dictatorship. In order to cut that off at the pass, gathering "intelligence" is a good idea.

Let's see how much ammo the book might have to offer as we approach a critical time and prepare to save democracy and our country now.

TexasProgresive

(12,133 posts)
11. You left out independents. I think a lot of those who tend to vote rePuklian are moving
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:17 PM
Jun 2020

to vote Dem.

Silver1

(721 posts)
27. I agree about that
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 09:08 PM
Jun 2020

but this could be a massive blow. A deep one.

From the article: "Why it matters: Bolton, who was U.S. ambassador to the U.N. under President George W. Bush, is a lifelong conservative and longtime Fox News contributor who is well-known by the Trump base, the source pointed out."

Bolton is trusted by the conservatives and what he says will sting.

Poiuyt

(18,045 posts)
30. I agree that Bolton is trusted by conservatives, but Trump God to them
Sat Jun 13, 2020, 01:49 AM
Jun 2020

You can't take down a cult leader with rational arguments.

uponit7771

(90,130 posts)
33. +1, Trump to his cult," I'mma kill your kids!!" his cult, " yay, they're bunch of liberals anyway!!"
Sat Jun 13, 2020, 02:03 AM
Jun 2020

Dave Starsky

(5,914 posts)
8. Like watching "Rowdy" Roddy Piper blow shit on "Macho Man" Randy Savage.
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:13 PM
Jun 2020

Yeah, whatever. Settle it in the wrestling ring like men.

The Polack MSgt

(13,032 posts)
9. Ever watch bugs fight? I bet on a Roach v Scorpion battle in Thailand
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:14 PM
Jun 2020

This seems kinda like that.

In Khandahar, some folks would put a scorpion and a camel spider in a big jar to see who gets ate and who eats.

So...

This is perfect.

I want to see GOP insiders turning on each other hope it happens more and more.

This is the most poetic collapse of the GOP possible - The who eats and who's food battles have begun

The Polack MSgt

(13,032 posts)
21. You have to picture the size of Thai cockroaches.
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:47 PM
Jun 2020

The guy running the game had 3 times as roaches as scorpions on hand.

Also Camel spiders- every time. They are just so much bigger

panader0

(25,816 posts)
25. Once about '73 or so, I was in a railroad station in Los Mochis, Mexico.
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 09:04 PM
Jun 2020

I was a long haired gringo, the only gringo among the large crowd waiting for the train.
A guy asked me "Tu sabes mota?" we went back into the trees and got high with a dozen cotton pickers.
One picked up a red ant and a black ant and they fought in his palm as we all looked on, stoned and laughing.

Silver1

(721 posts)
29. Easy peasy when repubs attack democrats
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 09:14 PM
Jun 2020

But there is no playbook when they turn on each other. This should be interesting especially given the size of the egos about to collide. I look forward to watching too.

sop

(9,586 posts)
12. I guess Bolton wasn't anticipating a deadly pandemic, 115,000 dead, looming economic collapse,
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:18 PM
Jun 2020

depression-era unemployment numbers, police brutalizing protesters in the street, top military leaders calling Trump an authoritarian, all while Trump is crashing and burning on a daily basis to overshadow the release of his long-awaited book. Bolton's revelations seem so trivial right now; the impeachment was a lifetime ago and people have moved on to more pressing matters. Life can be so unfair.

central scrutinizer

(11,580 posts)
15. About those 115,000 (and counting)
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:29 PM
Jun 2020

Wasn’t Bolton the one who proposed gutting Obama ‘s pandemic response team when he was national security advisor?

 

smirkymonkey

(63,221 posts)
13. As long as Bolton is one more thorn in Trump's side, I'm fine with it.
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:18 PM
Jun 2020

The only thing I care about is that this is going to drive him insane and bring him closer to a meltdown.

MyOwnPeace

(16,848 posts)
19. I don't want a meltdown.......
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:40 PM
Jun 2020

(he could pass out and crash on "the button" ) - I just want him gone!

And to be honest, I think he already is insane!

But we do share that common goal!

sop

(9,586 posts)
23. Keeping Trump busy fighting with and tweeting insults at Mattis, Bolton and others will leave him
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 07:32 PM
Jun 2020

less time to concoct lies and smears about Democrats. Have at it, guys!

 

smirkymonkey

(63,221 posts)
28. I really hope he is watching the ads that are against him.
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 09:12 PM
Jun 2020

His head must be exploding because they are so much better than anything his people could ever come up with.

If we can just keep him distracted with constant attacks on his weaknesses, he will be permanently on the defense up until the election. We just need to hammer him with offensive ads until he cracks. If it was any other candidate, I would not advise that as a strategy, but this is Trump and attacking him is the only way to expose him.

eleny

(46,166 posts)
17. I'm #88 on the hold list at the library and they ordered 33 copies
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:35 PM
Jun 2020

It'll be a wait since they hold returned books for several days because of covid-19. But there will be plenty of highlights shared here at DU.
Meantime there might be an eBook, audio-book or jumbo text version available from the library soon.

I wasn't going to be bothered. But I caved since the library is an option. We still pay for the books they carry but it's a small fraction of full price.

tman

(983 posts)
18. Anyone buying this book is a useful idiot.
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:39 PM
Jun 2020

We know Trump is a mess. No more confirmation is needed.

Bolton is a dangerous clown.

tavernier

(12,254 posts)
20. I can be the hero!
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:40 PM
Jun 2020

I would have...
He stopped me...
I wanted to...
He was evil...
Oh save our country!...
Ooops,too late...
But I have notes...

Listen, I’m the hero!!!

Jarqui

(10,052 posts)
24. Bolton is flashing Fool's Gold to drum up interest for his book
Fri Jun 12, 2020, 08:13 PM
Jun 2020

Before June 23rd, Trump will claim they've reclassified some material in Bolton's book to stop it's release.Bolton will complain but Trump will play the pandemic, economy and BLM protests as occupying his time.

I wouldn't get too excited - particularly since it's coming from Bolton.
I'll believe it when I see it.

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