According to a UK television report, Donald Trump's former National Security Advisor John Bolton has hinted at a possible presidential run against his former boss in 2024.
The television show Good Morning Britain, reported that Bolton's bid for the Republican nomination is an attempt to derail both his former boss and his political comeback, according to Breitbart News.
“Donald Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton has told us that he will run for US President in a bid to stop his former boss from getting the nomination,” the British television show tweeted Friday morning.
"John Bolton has exclusively told 'Good Morning Britain' he wants to be the next President of the United States," the show said in a report introducing a live exchange with Bolton.
In the show's accompanying video, the 74-year-old is asked by Good Morning Britain what a John Bolton America would look like if he were President:
“I would get in to win the nomination,” he said. “And I would do it primarily on the basis that we need a much stronger foreign policy.
"And I think it is important that it is understood, not just in Moscow, but is understood in places like Beijing — that unprovoked aggression against your neighbors is not something the United States and its allies would tolerate.”
"I think Trump support within the party itself is in terminal decline," Bolton said of Trump's influence in the Republican Party.
From 2001 to 2005, Bolton was Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs.
He was then appointed US Ambassador to the United Nations, while also campaigning for the Iraq War as director of the Project for the New American Century.
Bolton served as Trump's national security adviser from April 2018 to September 2019, two years after being passed over for Secretary of State.
In the years since they split up, he has never tried to hide his dislike for Trump. Trump has stated that he fired Bolton, while Bolton has stated that he resigned, according to Breitbart News.
Conservatives became divided about their support for tools in the middle east and Bolton became somewhat of a polarizing figure during that time.
Trump has stated that he fired Bolton, while Bolton has stated that he resigned, according to Breitbart News. Trump is the only Republican to have declared his candidacy for the 2024 election, though Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is widely expected to do so as well.