Former US national security adviser John Bolton said in an interview with ABC’s Martha Raddatz aired Sunday night that he hoped President Donald Trump would not be elected to a second term.

Iran PressAmerica: “I hope history will remember him as a one-term president who didn't plunge the country irretrievably into a downward spiral we can't recall from,” Bolton said in the interview.

“We can get over one term. I have absolute confidence — even if it's not the miracle of a conservative Republican being elected in November. Two terms, I'm more troubled about,” he added.

Bolton further added that he didn’t believe Trump “fully understands the democratic process” or the Constitution and doesn’t appreciate the “proper role of the presidency.” He also criticized Trump's style of governance, warning that under the current president there's "no coherent basis, no strategy, no philosophy."

Bolton was critical of both Trump and his Democratic opponent, former vice president Joe Biden, and said he would write in the name of a conservative Republican when he votes in the November general election.

Bolton sat for the interview to promote “The Room Where It Happened,” his forthcoming memoir that paints a scathing picture of the Trump White House."

In the book and his interview with ABC News, Bolton describes Trump as easily moved by foreign leaders including North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin. He describes Trump as mesmerized by so-called “love letters” that Kim sent him and obsessed with the photo opportunity of the first meeting between the two in Singapore. Bolton also asserts that Putin believed he could play Trump “like a fiddle.”


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