Former White House National Security Advisor John Bolton hit President Trump in front of a private audience, approximately eight days since he was expelled from the White House.
Appearing in New York on a conservative lunch event Wednesday, Bolton snapped photos of his former boss's foreign policy decisions.
He stated that Trump's invitation to Taliban leaders to meet at Camp David days before the 18th anniversary of the September 11 attacks sent a "terrible signal" and was "disrespectful" to the victims because the group provided sanctuary to Al Kaida, according to Politico .
This meeting was canceled and Trump declared the talks to withdraw America from Afghanistan as "dead" after the Taliban claimed responsibility for the Kabul assassination of killing an American soldier and more.
Bolton brought up Iran and North Korea, saying that any attempt to negotiate with them was "doomed to failure." He also complains that a defective military response to Iran, after dropping a US drone in June, has accelerated Tehran's move to drone attacks over the Saudi oil industry over the weekend.
The United States struck new sanctions on Iran a few days later, though Trump said they were planned before dropping the drone. Next month, the United States drops an Iranian drone in Hormuz Strait. Iran has denied that it has lost any drones in the area.
One source in the room said that Bolton had "torn Trump, without using his name, several times" at an event attended by donors at the Gatstone Institute. Among those in attendance were billionaire Rebecca Mercer, attorney Alan Dershovitz and former Attorney General Michael Mukasey.
The gap has long widened between Trump and Hawkeye Bolton when the president announced the departure of his third national security adviser last week. Trump tweeted that he "disagreed with many of his proposals, as did others in the administration."
Trump announced Wednesday that Robert O & # 39; Brian, the special presidential envoy for hostage affairs at the State Department, will be his next national security adviser.