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Exasperated Colbert Hits ‘Naive’ Bolton In Blunt Interview: ‘How Did You Not Know?’


Stephen Colbert put former nationwide safety adviser John Bolton on the spot over his all-too-late realization that President Donald Trump represents a hazard to the nation.

“What I believed in 2016 was, we a minimum of must attempt it out,” Bolton, a longtime Republican overseas coverage apparatchik, advised Colbert. “So I voted for Trump.”

Colbert discovered that reply “exasperating.”

“There may be completely nothing that Donald Trump has finished that’s shocking to me,” Colbert stated, including:

“My rule is: The whole lot you consider Donald Trump might be true, as a result of he’s not deep sufficient to get your socks moist in. He’s extremely readable, that’s why when he ran casinos, the home misplaced.”

Bolton stated he at first didn’t consider Trump was as unhealthy as individuals had been saying. 

“However you’re a world negotiator. How might you be naive?” Colbert stated. “You’ve handled the worst individuals on this planet.”

“You’ve actually insulted me now by calling me naive,” Bolton stated, though he was smiling on the time. He stated he thought it will be potential to work with Trump, and for Trump to find out about complicated overseas coverage points resembling arms management. 

“As I element within the guide, that turned out to not be true,” he confessed.

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