John Bolton book: what the former national security adviser says about Donald Trump in shocking new memoir The Room Where It Happened

President Trump is alleged to have put his own interests ahead of those of the nation
John  Bolton served as a National Security Adviser under President Donald Trump (Getty Images)John  Bolton served as a National Security Adviser under President Donald Trump (Getty Images)
John Bolton served as a National Security Adviser under President Donald Trump (Getty Images)

Former National Security Adviser for the United States John Bolton has detailed a series of damning allegations against current President Donald Trump in an explosive memoir.

The book, which President Trump’s administration attempted to prevent the release of, accuses the current White House resident of championing the use of concentration camps, ignorance of foreign affairs and putting his own interests ahead of those of the nation.

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Here are some of the most damning allegations levelled at the President in Bolton’s book.

Asking China for help in reelection bid

Mr Bolton wrote: "I am hard-pressed to identify any significant Trump decision during my tenure that wasn't driven by re-election calculations."

Mr Bolton said Mr Trump's attempt to shift a June 2019 conversation with Mr Xi to the US election was a stunning move, and wrote that it was among innumerable conversations that he found concerning.

He added that Congress should have expanded the scope of its impeachment inquiry to these other incidents.

Unaware of UK being a nuclear power

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President Trump, whose mother was from Scotland and who owns golf courses in the UK and Ireland, reportedly was unaware that the UK had its own nuclear deterrent.

He reportedly said to former Prime Minister Theresa May: “Oh, are you a nuclear power?”

Bolton also alleges that Trump believed that Finland was part of Russia.

Backed the building of concentration camps in China

Mr Bolton wrote: "According to our interpreter, Trump said that Xi should go ahead with building the camps, which he thought was exactly the right thing to do."

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Over 1 million Uighur Muslims are detained in these camps according to leaked Chinese government documents.

Pressuring Ukraine on Biden investigation

The book says that the president was determined to undermine Joe Biden, his opponent in November's presidential election, by targeting Mr Biden's son Hunter over his business interests in Ukraine.

Mr Bolton wrote: "He (Trump) wasn't in favour of sending them (Ukraine) anything until all the Russia investigation materials related to (Hillary) Clinton and Biden had been turned over.

Mr Trump was found not guilty in an impeachment trial of wrongdoing over these claims.

Invading Venezuela would be ‘cool’

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According to the Washington Post, who have seen a copy of Mr Bolton’s book, the President said it would be “cool” to invade Venezuela.

Saudia Arabia comments used to distract from Ivanka emails

According to reports, controversial comments made by President Trump which defended the Saudia Arabia regime were used to distract from daughter Ivanka using a personal email account for government business.

Speaking in November 2018 President Trump said of allegations linking Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi “maybe he did and maybe he didn’t!”

The President is alleged to have said “If I read the statement in person, that will take over the Ivanka thing.”