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Bolton Says Possible 2024 Presidential Bid Would Be To Stamp Out Trump Influence

By Tyler Durden | Zero Hedge | January 6, 2023

Ex-Trump advisor and well-known foreign policy ultra-hawk John Bolton is teasing the possibility that he’ll run for the White House in 2024.

He said in a “Good Morning Britain” interview which aired Friday that “I wouldn’t run as a vanity candidate. If I didn’t think I could run seriously then I wouldn’t get in the race.” And then he said, “I would get in to win the nomination and I would do it primarily on the basis that we need a much stronger foreign policy.”

Given this is Bolton – the man who has has never encountered a US war he didn’t wholeheartedly support (or himself was a key architect of, as in the case of Iraq)… a “much stronger foreign policy” appears simply code for more war.

Bolton touted in the interview that he thinks he can beat his old boss former President Trump in securing the Republican nomination due to Trump suffering a “terminal decline” in the numbers of people supporting him.

“I think Trump’s support within the party itself is in terminal decline,” Bolton said. “I wouldn’t run as a vanity candidate. If I didn’t think I could run seriously, then I wouldn’t get in the race.”

Last month, the former national security adviser also told NBC that if Republican candidates don’t strongly denounce Trump and distance themselves from his influence, then…

“If I don’t see that, I’m going to seriously consider getting in,” Bolton said at the time, later adding: “I think to be a presidential candidate you can’t just say, ‘I support the Constitution.’ You have to say, ‘I would oppose people who would undercut it.'”

In the wake of the British TV interview, The Washington Times reported, “The British network took his comments as confirmation Mr. Bolton would launch a bid, though his team said that is inaccurate.”

A handful of media outlets are still running headlines which sound as if Bolton confirmed that he’ll run in 2024, but there’s yet to be a definitive statement from him, other than he’s still mulling the idea.

January 7, 2023 - Posted by | Militarism |


  1. Just imagine Attila the Hun running things from Washington D.C. and you can get a picture of John Bolton as President. There isn’t a war this imbecile didn’t get gooey over.


    Comment by papasha408 | January 7, 2023 | Reply

  2. I hope Bolton is considering Victoria Nuland for VP.


    Comment by rediscover911com | January 7, 2023 | Reply

    • Nuland and Bolton, what a team. Those two war criminals would certainly complement each other.


      Comment by papasha408 | January 8, 2023 | Reply

      • I nominate them for a one way mission to mars.


        Comment by aletho | January 8, 2023 | Reply

  3. Just when you think that things can’t get any worse in the USA, this Lunatic (Bolton) pops up again.
    “Surely he can’t be serious”. I bet even his children hate that lunatic.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by brianharryaustralia | January 7, 2023 | Reply

  4. This idiot gets selected, I’m reduced to 2 options. Leave the country or

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by raggs12 | January 8, 2023 | Reply

  5. As a Vietnam veteran, I learned that “Chicken Hawk” Bolton ducked out of going to Vietnam by joining the Maryland National Guard. At 5’4″ the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office would have to be lowered for this little creep to see over it.


    Comment by Thomas Lee Simpson | January 9, 2023 | Reply

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