Delusional Bolton Denies Trump Movement Even Exists

In an appearance on the ghost town that is MSNBC, former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton startlingly declared that there is no such thing as “Trumpism.”

There is no Trump movement, no huge swath of conservatives who are loyal to the former president, and the Republican is an electoral liability.

The 1st Amendment grants virtually unlimited freedom of speech, and political expression is near the top of the most protected words that are spoken. But does Bolton even think about these utterances before he expresses them?

Former President Donald Trump is a singularly popular figure among the rank-and-file of the Republican Party. Not surprisingly, the mainstream media and parts of the GOP establishment took to trashing Trump over the less-than-stellar showing by the party in November’s midterms.

Bolton, however, took denial of obvious reality to an entirely new level.

For a man who was Trump’s national security adviser, Bolton proved he is oblivious to the thought process of the average Republican.

In a recent interview with the Guardian, Bolton took dead aim at the former president in a way that the leftist media would be proud of. He claimed that even people who “loved (Trump’s) style, loved his approach, loved his policies” and “everything about him” have now turned their backs.

Republicans, he asserted, now believe that if he secures the 2024 nomination that he will not only lose but drag many conservatives down with him.

This despite the obvious fact that Trump won in 2016 over an all-but-crowned Hillary Clinton and secured more votes than any sitting president seeking reelection in 2020.

Predictably, the Guardian went further and tried to pin the blame onto Trump for past election cycles coming up short. A far more worthy target is the Republican establishment that inexplicably felt the need to cozy up to Democrats and their media allies to “compromise” and thus gain favor.

Bolton certainly has points of contention with the former president — seemingly more every day — but to deny Trump’s popularity and influence is simply rejecting the truth. The former national security advisor would be far better off rallying behind and working to support his former boss.