March 23, 2018
Presidential historian Jon Meacham on Friday said President Trump‘s decision to name John Bolton as National Security Adviser “raises the stakes for military action around the world.”
During an interview on MSNBC, Meacham said that with the appointment Bolton is “getting a quite unexpected second bite at the apple” after serving as Ambassador to the U.N. during the George W. Bush administration.
The president on Thursday announced the appointment in a tweet, noting that current National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster would be replaced on April 9.
Meacham said that the move “raises the stakes for military action” worldwide due to Bolton’s “long record of talking about using American power.”
“I think it raises the stakes for military action around the world. I don’t think there’s any doubt about that,” Meacham said. “You have to take people seriously, you take them at their word, and as you say, Bolton has a long record of talking about using American power.”
This article was posted: Friday, March 23, 2018 at 8:50 am