Trump Retweets BDS Supporter Who Slammed Bolton Over Book Release

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U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton (L) on June 28, 2019, in Osaka, and U.S. President Donald Trump on December 19, 2019 in Washington, DC.
U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton (L) on June 28, 2019, in Osaka, and U.S. President Donald Trump on December 19, 2019 in Washington, DC. Credit: AFP
Amir Tibon
Amir Tibon
Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump retweeted Thursday a tweet by Max Blumenthal – one of the most prominent promoters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement in the United States – slamming former National Security Adviser John Bolton over the release of his new book.  

Blumenthal, who for years as an independent journalist has been very critical of Israel and the Israel Defense Forces, posted a tweet attacking Bolton over the release of his new book, “The Room Where it Happened,” which depicts the president’s alleged misdeeds.

“John Bolton, a notoriously mendacious enemy of all living beings on the planet, is discovering what every other great Republican hope of the Resistance has: liberals will eagerly lap up any piece of hysterical Cold War propaganda if they think it can be leveraged against Trump,” Blumenthal tweeted.

Trump shared Blumenthal’s tweet with over 80 million of his followers on Twitter.

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The retweet was one of a string of early morning tweets by the president attacking Bolton over the revelations in his new book.

Straight after Trump retweeted him, Blumenthal started changing his Twitter handle to publicize his pet political causes, including "Free Palestine, Fire Jared."

Grayzons website gives unconditional support for authoritarian dictators and denies Assad's war crimes in Syria.

Blumenthal visited Syria as a guest of the Assad regime in 2019, part of a delegation of American online influencers and journalists.

In recent weeks, Blumenthal accused a CNN crew of being a group of undercover policemen near the scene of a protest calling for racial justice following the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.

Blumenthal is also a regular contributor to the Russian state television channels Sputnik and RT. He is the author of the book “Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel.”

Blumenthal is a regular guest of Fox News’ pro-Trump and hardline nationalist Tucker Carlson, where he has refuted the idea of Russian interference in the 2016 election that Trump won.

According to interview excerpts released on Thursday, Bolton said Trump is unfit for office. "I don't think he's fit for office," Bolton told ABC News in an interview. "I don't think he has the competence to carry out the job."

The longtime foreign policy hawk, who left the White House in September, accused the president of sweeping misdeeds in order to seek re-election, including explicitly seeking Chinese President Xi Jinping's help, according to portions of his behind-the-scenes account.

Trump also expressed a willingness to halt criminal investigations to favor dictators he liked, Bolton said in excerpts published in several major newspapers on Wednesday that allege far more extensive accusations of impropriety than those that drove Trump's impeachment.

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