Why John Bolton book revelations about Trump presidency hasn't shaken the confidence of this senator
Don't expect shocking new revelations about the Trump presidency in an upcoming book by former Trump national security advisor John Bolton that will get Republicans to support the president or express their lack of confidence in the commander-in-chief to process important trade deals.
This happens when new comments from the Republican Senator from Pennsylvania, Pat Toomey, provide insight into early thinking within the party as details of Bolton's book are released to the press and Bolton himself strikes Trump in interviews.
"I would not base my trust on the President's negotiations on a person's account that has already been categorically refuted by another person in the room. As you may know, Bob Lighthizer, the US trade representative, spoke to the Senate Finance Committee yesterday I am on this committee and he was asked if you were in the room at the time the conversation was said to be taking place and Bob Lighthizer was adamant that he was in the room and there was no such conversation, "said Toomey at Yahoo Finance The first trade.
A copy of "The Room Where It Happened" by former national security adviser John Bolton was photographed at the White House in Washington on Thursday, June 18, 2020. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon)
Toomey answered a question from Yahoo Finance whether he had lost confidence in the President's ability to properly conduct international trade negotiations. In his 577-page book, The Room Where it Happened, Bolton claims that Trump asked Chinese President Xi to buy agricultural products to support his reelection. Farmers have long been Trump supporters. But the two countries have been involved in a trade war for more than two years, so Bolton's comments surprised many people.
Bolton also claims Trump has not properly handled military aid to Ukraine.
President Trump immediately went to Twitter on Thursday to refute Bolton's allegations.
"Bolton's book, which receives terrible reviews, is a compilation of lies and fictional stories that are all supposed to make me look bad. Many of the ridiculous statements he ascribes to me have never been made, pure fiction. I'm just trying to fire him Like the sick puppy he is! "Trump tweeted. The President told the Wall Street Journal about Bolton:" He is a liar. "
"I think it would be a mistake to come to a conclusion about an allegation, especially if it is explicitly refuted," added Toomey.
Brian Sozzi is the editor-in-chief and co-moderator of The First Trade at Yahoo Finance. Follow Sozzi on Twitter @BrianSozzi and on LinkedIn.
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