Donald Trump did not know that Britain was a nuclear power, thought it would be ‘cool’ to invade Venezuela and thought Finland was in Russia, a new book by his former aide John Bolton claims. The US president allegedly reacted with surprise when informed during a meeting with Theresa May in 2018 that the UK possesses nuclear weapons. Bolton says Trump’s response was ‘not intended as a joke’ – and recalls another occasion where Trump asked his then-chief of staff John Kelly whether Finland was a part of Russia. Trump also suggested having journalists ‘executed’ and described them as ‘scumbags’ for refusing to reveal their sources, Bolton says. The explosive claims have come to light in Bolton’s 592-page memoir The Room Where It Happened, published nine months after the former National Security Advisor left the White House last September. Trump has already lashed out at Bolton, calling him a ‘liar’ and a ‘washed up guy’ and telling his Fox News ally Sean Hannity that ‘everybody in the White House hated him’. The White House has tried to block publication of the book and Trump has even threatened Bolton with criminal charges for exposing ‘highly classified’ conversations. However, Trump has not… Read full this story
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