Tucker: John Bolton refuses to acknowledge his mistakes

Tucker: John Bolton refuses to acknowledge his mistakes


♪>>Tucker: GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO “TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT.” NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON GOT FIRED THIS MORNING AS YOU NO DOUBT HAVE HEARD. IT’S A MAJOR PERSONNEL CHANGE. IT’S MORE THAN THAT IT’S GREAT NEWS FOR AMERICA. ESPECIALLY FOR THE LARGE NUMBER OF YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WOULD HAVE BEEN KILLED IN POINTLESS WARS IF BOLTON HAD STAYED ON THE JOB. THEY MAY NOT BE CELEBRATING TONIGHT BUT THEY SHOULD BE. INTERNATIONAL OIL PRICES BY THE WAY ON THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET DROPPED IMMEDIATELY ON THE NEWS. INVESTORS NEW INVESTORS KEW INVESTORS KNEW FOR CERTAIN THAT BOLTON PLANNED ON LAUNCHING ANOTHER MIDDLE EASTERN CONFLICT THAT WOULD SPIKE ENERGY PRICES. SOME WERE DISAPPOINTED TO SEE BOLT TO BE GO. CERTAINLY MANY IN WASHINGTON WITH DISAPPOINTED. CHRIS MURPHY FROM CONNECTICUT A PROGRESSIVE ONE AT THAT QUOTED THAT HE WAS QUOTE LEGITIMATELY SHAKEN TO SEE JOHN BOLTON TO LEAVE THE WHITE HOUSE. SAMANTHA POWERS, YOU REMEMBER HER. THE OBAMA OFFICIAL PRIMARILY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CATASTROPHIC DESTRUCTION OF LIBYA. THE MOVE THAT FLOODED EUROPE WITH REFUGEES. THAT OFFICIAL, SAMANTHA POWER TOLD REPORTERS TODAY THAT THE FIRING WAS A VERY TROUBLING SIGN BELIEVE IT OR NOT A NUMBER OF OTHER REPUBLICANS MADE SIMILAR NOISES MITT ROMNEY QUOTE HE WAS VERY, VERY UNHAPPY THAT BOLTON WAS LEAVING. HE WENT ON TO DESCRIBE THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR AS A BRILLIANT MAN WITH DECADES OF EXPERIENCE IN FOREIGN POLICY. ROMNEY DIDN’T SAY MUCH ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE. HE WASN’T SPECIFIC ABOUT IT. WHY? PROBABLY BECAUSE NONE OF BOLTON’S EXPERIENCE IN THE END HELPED AMERICA. ROMNEY IS RIGHT. BOLTON HAS, IN FACT, BEEN ON THE SCENE FOR DECADES. ALL OF US ARE SUFFERING THE CONSEQUENCES OF IT. BUT, WHATEVER. THE DETAILS LIKE THAT MAKE NO DIFFERENCE AT ALL IN WASHINGTON. IN WASHINGTON, NOBODY CARES WHAT KIND OF JOB YOU DID. ONLY THAT YOU DID THE JOB. NOBODY THERE LEARNS FROM MISTAKES BECAUSE MISTAKES ARE NEVER EVEN ACKNOWLEDGED. EVER. JOHN BOLTON HIMSELF TOOK THIS FORM OF SELECTIVE AMNESIA TO AN ART FORM. WATCH HIM PERFORM IT ON THIS SHOW.>>SO YOU’VE CALLED FOR REGIME CHANGE IN IRAQ, LIBYA, IRAN, AND SYRIA. IN THE FIRST TWO COUNTRIES WE HAVE HAD REGIME CHANGE AND OBVIOUSLY IT’S BEEN, I WOULD SAY A DISASTER.>>NO, NO. I DON’T AGREE WITH THAT AND.>>Tucker: YOU DON’T THINK IT’S BEEN A DISASTER.>>I THINK YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT LIFE IS COMPLICATED IN THE MIDDLE EAST. AND WHEN YOU SAY WELL THE OVERTHROW OF SADDAM HUSSEIN WAS A MISTAKE IS SIMPLISTIC.>>Tucker: I WOULD ARGUE THAT I’M THE ONE WHO UNDERSTANDS HOW COMPLICATED IT IS. THAT’S MY VIEW.>>IT’S YOUR LONG EXPERIENCE IN FOREIGN POLICY.>>Tucker: BETTER RECORD THAN YOURS, I WOULD SAY.>>Tucker: DID YOU CATCH THAT RATHER THAN JUSTIFY OR IVAN EXPLAIN HIS OWN RECORD, BOLTON BRAGS THAT HE SPENT A LOT OF TIME ON THE JOB. IF YOU ARE WONDERING WHY SO MANY PROGRESSIVES ARE MOURNING BOLTON’S FIRING TONIGHT BOLTON HIMSELF FUNDAMENTALLY WAS A MAN OF THE LEFT. THERE WAS NOT A HUMAN PROBLEM JOHN BOLTON WASN’T TOTALLY CONVINCED COULD BE SOLVED WITH THE ELITE FORCE OF GOVERNMENT. THAT’S AN ASSUMPTION OF THE LEFT. NOT THE RIGHT. DON’T LET THE MUSTACHE FOOL YOU. JOHN BOLTON WAS ONE OF THE MOST PROGRESSIVE PEOPLE IN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. BY THE WAY, NATURALLY ONCE HE WAS A SCONS THERE BOLTON PROMOTED OBAMA LOYALISTS WITHIN THE SECURITY COUNCIL THAT SHOULDN’T PRIZE YOU EITHER. FROM THE VERY FIRST DAY JOHN BOLTON OPERATED AS IN FACT A FIFTH COLUMN WITHIN THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE. WE WARNED ABOUT HIM FREQUENTLY ON THIS SHOW.>>Tucker: WHEN THE PRESIDENT CALLS FOR PEACE WITH A HEAVILY ARMED NUCLEAR POWER THAT IS CONSIDERED TREASON. BUT WITH THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR CALLS FOR, YET, ANOTHER POINTLESS WAR, THAT’S JUST ELITE CONSENSUS AND IT’S FINE. NIKON BOLTON HAS CALLED FOR TOPPLING THE IRANIAN GOVERNMENT AGAIN AND AGAIN. TELLINGLY HE NEVER SUGGESTED WHAT MIGHT REPLACE THE IRANIAN GOVERNMENT ONCE IT’S TOPPLED.>>Tucker: TO THIS DAY MIKE BOOT TAKES A. JOHN BOLTON IS THIS COUNTRY’S NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR. THERE WERE NO CONSEQUENCES TO THEIR FOOLISHNESS OR DISHONESTY. NONE. YES, MR. PRESIDENT, JOHN BOLTON DOES WANT TO GET YOU INTO A WAR. IT’S ALL HE WANTS IT’S WHAT HE DREAMS ABOUT. MANY WARS IF POSSIBLE. IF YOU ARE NOT CAREFUL, HE WILL DO IT.>>Tucker: IN BETWEEN ADMINISTRATION JOBS THERE ARE CUSHY THINK TANK JOBS. CABLE NEWS CONTRACTS. WAR MAY BE DISASTER FOR AMERICA BUT FOR JOHN BOLTON AND HIS FELLOW NEOCONS, IT IS ALWAYS GOOD BUSINESS.>>Tucker: WE INVITED JOHN BOLTON ON THIS SHOW TONIGHT HE DID NOT RESPOND TO THE INVITATION WHICH IS A SHAME. IS HE ALWAYS WELCOME HERE. THAT’S A SINCERE INVITATION. IN SOME WAYS THE STORY ISN’T SIMPLY ABOUT JOHN BOLTON. IT’S ABOUT THE COUNTLESS JOHN BOLTONS WHO CURRENTLY THE STAFF FEDERAL BUREAUCRACY DEEPLY MEDIOCRE LIFERS, DRUNK ON UBEROUS. PROTECTED BY BULLET PROOF JOB SECURITY. THEY ARE MORE LIKELY TO DIE ON THE JOB THAN BE FIRED AND THEY KNOW IT. AS A GROUP THESE PEOPLE HAVE DONE AN AWFUL LOT TO MAKE THIS COUNTRY POORER AND SADDER AND MORE DIVIDED. THE ACTUAL JOHN BOLTON IS GONE, LIKELY FOREVER. THE QUESTION TONIGHT IS WILL HE BE REPLACED BY ANOTHER JOHN BOLTON JUST LIKE HIM AND UNFORTUNATELY THERE ARE SIGNS THAT THAT’S POSSIBLE. IN FACT, IN WASHINGTON, IT’S ALWAYS POSSIBLE. CHANGE ARE NOT ALWAYS FOR THE BETTER. DON’T LIE TO YOURSELF. APPARENTLY ON THE SHORT LIST TONIGHT TO REPLACE BOLTON IS THE PRESIDENT’S SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR IRAN BRIAN HOOK. HE MAY BE A GOOD PERSON UNAPOLOGETIC NEOCON. HE HAS UNDISGUISED CONTEMPT FOR DONALD TRUMP AS JOHN BOLTON DID. AND HE PARTICULARLY DISLIKES THE PRESIDENT’S NATIONALIST FOREIGN POLICY WHICH IS ONE OF THE REASONS PEOPLE VOTED FOR DONALD TRUMP IN 2016. ONE ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL RECALLS HOOK ANNOUNCING THAT, QUOTE: I THINK THE PRESIDENT IS RECKLESS AND DOESN’T UNDERSTAND POLICY. ANOTHER SOURCE HEARD HIM DIRECTLY FOREIGN OFFICIALS AT A CONFERENCE ABROAD. A CHOICE LIKE THAT AND HOOK, BY THE WAY, IS NOT THE ONLY ONE, NOT EVEN CLOSE. A CHOICE LIKE THAT IS REALLY NO CHOICE AT ALL. IT’S MORE JOHN BOLTON WITH THE SAME PREDICTABLE DISASTROUS RESULTS.

100 Replies to “Tucker: John Bolton refuses to acknowledge his mistakes

  1. Interesting – oil prices dropped like lead so a few days later oil refineries in Saudi Arabia were miraculously attacked ! Leading of course to the also profitable rebound and boost in oil prices…. if some of us are too bright and can the day in spite of the night…

  2. All the " best people" oops now fired people..how many people do we have to go through an administration before we state that it might not be the people he's choosing that is the real problem. it doesn't matter who he will replace him with or no one, the next person will be fired and the next person will be fired and the next person will be fired or leave because if the glaring incompetency and inability to manage manpower at a basic executive level.. so much winning.. top generals career proven conservatives decorated men all leave…

  3. We do not need another foreign war. This is what happens every time guys like this get the President to declare war, millions killed on both sides,money.that we don't have gets wasted and mothers and father weep while they bury their children. Hell if the Commies get in on the 2020 election we better start worrying about a civil war, I will gladly give my all to keep this country free.

  4. There's eternal hell fire waiting for Rothschild Zionist warmongers like Bolton, Romney, etc. Hopefully Trump doesn't pick another Zionist like Bolton.

  5. Thank god another neocon is gone, but Trump shouldn't have hired him to start with. Absolutely the wrong choice if your looking to make peace.

  6. Bolton may not have had any mistakes. His ideas just didn't align with President Trump's agenda… and that 's all that matters.

  7. Tucker, your parents refuse to acknowledge their mistake. That said, no I don't like Bolton, but I heard he resigned not fired. Tucker is just another tool.

  8. Who was more responsible for Bolton’s hiring. I assumed it was Hannity and Bill Shine. However Lew Rockwell suggested on Tom Woods’ podcast it was at the behest of Sheldon Adelson.

  9. You’re right on, Tucker, almost. First of all implying that Bolton is a Democrat in Republican clothing is spin, distortion, a down right lie. You also talk about the multiple John Boltons (a fifth column) staffing “federal bureaucracy.” It’s sounds as if you are whitewashing the Republican Party. But Bolting was a warmongering chicken-hawk in the Republican Bush administration. You are the most independent commentator on Fox News, but you must speak the whole truth and not cover up the nefarious behavior of the Republican Party. I’ve never liked the Republican Party and I consider myself a conservative. The issue here is that the Republican Party must clean up its act if it does not wish to continue to drive young Americans into the arms of the Red Front Democrat Party. It must become more like you and Tim Pool, Candace Owens, Lana Lokteff, and with some reservation Paul Watson and Sydney Watson. You can’t keep making excuses for the Republicans. Right now the party does not resonate with mainstream young Americans. Third wave feminists, Marxist Jewish youth who protest against ICE, Antifa thugs, etc., are a lost cause, and are essentially anti-American or unAmerican. The Republican Party is a party of out-of-touch old fogies. I doubt it can be redeemed. But it certainly won’t if commentators like you and the others mentioned above continue to make excuses for it when it behaves badly. Why was Bolton taken on in the first place? Another thing, you mention that the neocons have infected the party. Well those neocons are Republicans. And neoconservatism is the creation of Jewish intellectuals: “The movement had its intellectual roots in the Jewish monthly review magazine Commentary, edited by Norman Podhoretz and published by the American Jewish Committee.” Why no mention of that? Let’s face it. Bush’s Iraq War and Bolton’s desired war with Iran have nothing to do with protecting America and everything to do with protecting Israel. Israel is all neoconservatives care about. But you can’t say that, I suppose, and keep your job at Fox. In a feature where you go after the open-borders Republican Koch brothers, you mentioned Bernie Sanders’ being against open borders. (If Bernie supported a wall, he could beat Trump.) You are willing to compromise. Too bad the Republican Party isn’t. Keep up the good work.

  10. We should realize that POTUS 45 is a genius, he purposely and strategically pick his advisors and staffs from both sides to know directly what they're up to and also cool down both side knowing they have their rep. in the white house. But our prayers is a must for the presidency of Donald J Trump.

  11. Bolton didn't just want every problem solved by government, he wanted every world problem solved by OUR government. Kristol….great example.

  12. Bolton once boasted that US is the hammer and all other nations are nails. Now, we all now know that he is that nail, all others are the hammer and are glad to see him been booted out in disgrace.

  13. This "Sadistic Animal", would've fit right in with Hitlers, "Laboratory Scientists", conducting experiments on, "Human Guinea Pigs"!

  14. NeoCons are not American patriots; they are traitors to the republic. Patriots know who the NeoCons serve. Their time is running out. Trump is the only force protecting the NeoCons now. He’s offering them a future. Think about it. But (they) are so stupid and self absorbed they don’t get it. Instead, factions among the NeoCons are actually working against Trump. It could be controlled opposition; (they) are masters of the game… but there are just too many mistakes being made these days… the denouement (they) so deserve seems inevitable. Pax Americana!

  15. HOW DID THIS IDIOTTTTTTT GET ON TV………………OK FOX , NOW I GET IT………..SOON HE WILL BE TOAST, YOU THAT FOX GIRLS THING!!!!!!! WAIT IS HE REALLY A GIRL???

  16. Bolton was a tool. It's always good to know what extremists are thinking, to be able to have a finger on their pulse to know what they are wanting to do, to know what triggers them and what their objectives are. Doesn't mean you let them do what they want, after all someone has to be the grownup in the room. Initial dealings with North Korea, Russia, China and Iran made a Bolton useful for Trump and America – a hint of sabre rattling to remind our international competition that a certain less humane possibility exists. No one, not me and not you, are ever always right 100% of the time. None of us are perfect after all. Sometimes extremists like Bolton are right. It may only be 0.5% of the time, but sometimes. From time to time it is good to have a tool like Bolton around to remind us of what options exist, what alternative realities are possible. Like any tool; when you no longer need it then it's time to put it away. Time to go away Mr. Bolton. I highly doubt my hope is true, but I hope we don't ever need to use a Bolton again.

  17. Bolton GIT GIT! GONE! Now for War Crimes investigation and Ties with NWO crimminals flying under the Greeny Cartel! After all going “GREEN means World depopulation down to The Georgia Guide Stones Mandate! Using 10 Pillars of Communism to achieve the Goal! Climate Gate Tis the Elephant in All NWO hideaways! Eh!

  18. Hey Tucky: Back when you were maybe 15 and thinking about the future did you think, 'When I grow up I'm gonna be a turd-polishing, fart catching, toady for a faux-populist fascist, and will aspire to be Groom of the Stool?.'

  19. Donald's a genius, look at all who object or complain about Bolton, THEY
    ARE ALL SWAMP TIED AND CANT BE TRUSTED. Awesome move Mr President.

    Clean the exposed swamp clowns as they all have their loyalty out in
    open now 🙂 .. Compromised swamp loyal Targets painted, initiate
    removal strike objective solution at ready .

    These people are stupid.

    WWG1WGA

  20. Hey Tucker, why don't you do one of your rants on how Trump won't admit any mistakes INCLUDING HIRING BOLTON IN THE FIRST PLACE. YOU AND FOX ARE PROPAGANDA

  21. If someone asked a year ago…"Guess who Trump is gonna nominate as National Security Advisor?" I would say as an ironic joke, "I dunno…John Bolton?"

    For a President who (aside from Israel) advertised himself as an America first isolationist…..you couldn't make that up. No one would believe you.

  22. Tucker, you are right!… Bolton, the parasite, the tapeworm who lives in the bowels of burocracy… Has Bolton ever served in uniform in any war?… Or he is one of those rich and perverted old men, always ready to send the young and uneducated to died or be mauled in never ending wars, and sending millions of suffering families as refugees that nobody want to accept.

  23. Carlson claims that progressives are mourning the departure of Bolton, provides no sources.

    There’s no question that, based on the American political context, he would be considered a man of the right.

    That’s because Bolton has spent his entire career in conservative circles and served in every GOP presidential administration going back to President Ronald Reagan, LeoGrande said.

    Here are just a few examples of Bolton’s work prior to joining the Trump administration:

    • In high school, Bolton volunteered to campaign for Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, who lost to President Lyndon Johnson in the 1964 general election.

    • Bolton spent the 1972 summer between law school semesters interning for Vice President Spiro Agnew of President Richard Nixon’s administration.

    • Bolton joined the Reagan administration in the Agency for International Development in 1981, serving a year as general counsel and a year in an administrative role. He later moved to Reagan’s Justice Department, where he was the assistant attorney general for legislative affairs from 1985 to 1988 and assistant attorney general for a year in 1988.

    • Bolton took over in 1989 as the State Department’s assistant secretary for international organization affairs under President George H.W. Bush. He held that post until 1993.

    • Bolton served in 2005 as ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush, who appointed him on a "recess appointment" after the Republican-led Senate did not confirm his nomination.

    • Bolton flirted with running for president in 2012 before endorsing Sen. Mitt Romney.

    • Bolton worked for the conservative American Enterprise Institute and contributed to the Weekly Standard, a conservative magazine, for multiple years. He was also a contributor at Fox News, earning a salary of roughly $569,000 in 2017, per the Washington Post.

    • Bolton created a super PAC in 2013 that contributed millions of dollars to Republican congressional candidates in 2014, 2016 and 2018.

    This man is a NeoCon, not a leftist and Carlson is a lair.

  24. Okay lets be honest tucker, you couldn't say John bolton was the most progressive person in the Trump administration with a straight face. That was kinda dumb.

  25. Everyone agrees that Bolton was a war monger… but why did Trump hire him. It is not like Bolton’s desires were not known. It’s not like the secrets of Bolton’s Iraq and Afghanistan we’re still secret. Trump needs to man up and admit that he does a horrible job of selecting and vetting advisers.

  26. The first mistake Bolton would have to acknowledge would be joining Trump's administration. He is not about to do that, of course. Tucker sucks at reading his TV monitor. And now Bolton "is a progressive" according to Tucker? That is pure crap.

  27. If you agree that Bolton is a neo-con war-monger who had no business being the NSA, and that POTUS was right to fire him (I do), then you must also ask yourself: WHO was the num8-nuts who hired Bolton for the NSA job… (hint: it rhymes with "Rump".)

    Why did Trump hire Bolton? Did no one explain to Trump about Bolton's nature/objectives? Did Trump listen to the warnings, then hire him anyway?

    How Bolton was HIRED by Trump is a much more interesting question then why Trump fired him.

  28. Bolton is not a progressive. Come on. I am a progressive (FDR), and I am thrilled Bolton is gone. I wish Samantha Powers and all neoliberals would just go away.

  29. Trump fires the Iranian hating warmonger Bolton, suddenly the Saudi's petrol tankers are attacked by the limitly armed houtis and amazingly it's Irans fault according to "intelligence".

  30. So, who hired this "man of the left" Tucker? How many are we at now? I'm sure they are all progressives, right?

    Does this brainwashing really work on you guys?

  31. I agree w everything except saying he was a progressive jsjdjfjf what in the world we hate this mf and we’re glad he’s gone 😂😂

  32. So I was like “Heck yeah” when Mr. Carlson was going in on John Bolton. Then he crossed the line. “Oh he’s the left” “They think the Government should forcefully solve everything”. Dude no. Now I know that you won’t see this comment but hopefully some people do and get enlightened. I’ve served under 3 Presidents, 2 Republicans and 1 Democrat. And the same things happen. Contractors and defense companies get Billions while we live with roaches and suffer( except the Air Force man, their Barracks are awesome). We’ve been bombing multiple countries for more than a decade. How do you try and cox this into a slight against the left. It’s trivializing a massive and major problem. President Obama did heavily expand the Government, and so did President Bush and Reagan and Clinton. You know this as you’re somewhat educated but you know better than to be fully honest despite your being the best Anchor on TV. The left/right paradigm is a joke. The term “progressive” was first developed to categorize the people on the left breaking from the mainstream democratic agenda. Since there’s a significant movement the mainstream guys are using it to try and get the votes, hence why they say the darnedest things hoping it’ll fool the outliers to give them a base. But when they are not in an election cycle they take the same money that ALL politicians take from lobbyists and shoot down any Bill or Law that might actually have a positive effect for the American people. $4.7 trillion wasted in Afghanistan and Iraq, not counting the mounting trillions for Veterans health care as I just lost another buddy in Hawaii from Suicide. Totaling5 people i directly served with that’s offed themselves. John Bolton is a dirtbag. But he not on the left as YOU KNOW FOR A FACT that the leftists were the ones screaming about the Iraq war when it happened and everyone on the right called them “unpatriotic” and “traitors”. Remember the Dixie Chics? What about Phil Donahue? Or Ed Shultz(RIP)? Or Chris Hedges? All of these noble warriors you want to omit because you want to cheapen a strong message with a politic point. Shame on you Mr. Carlson. Shame. The so called Democrats like Obam officials you mentioned it Hilary Clinton you know are fake and don’t actually represent the “Left”. How much money did President Obama take from Citigroup? You think true “progressives” or Leftists find that acceptable? He STILL holds the record for most people deported with night time raids and such. He expanded GWs wars to 7 and dropped more than 26k bombs in ONE YEAR. That sound like a “progressive” to you? No. It doesn’t. But again you know this. The true leftists, like Jill Stein, Tulsi Gabbard, Nina Turner, Medea Benjamin they want the massive amount of money and resources the government takes from us citizens to directly fund us and make our lives better. Instead of giving foreign countries billions in weapons and aide why not fix our roads, or guarantee healthcare? Instead of spending $1.7 trillion plus on an Airplane that barely works why not build more vocational schools to train new specialized workers for the next century? But no you want to play partisan garbage. You know who the true left is and what the true thoughts and ideas are, you’ve had Anya Parampil on your show multiple times. Stop this garbage and be better. Do better. Why don’t you invite Peter Joseph or Chris Hedges on your show and have a debate with them. If you have the fortitude

  33. Did he just claim John Bolton is a “Progressive” “leftist”???? Omfg😭😂😂😂 I’m going to pee my pants🤣🤣

  34. Trump Created the problem and removed it and now you want to show him the good guy. okay assume that you are talking to idiots

  35. John Bolton a lefty?? Are you kidding.
    The pointless wars America is engaged in were roundly supported by Fox News. George Bush Jr could do no wrong!
    John Bolton was a regular Fox contributor because he would agree with their talking points.
    Talk about not acknowledging your mistakes.

  36. Bolton is NOT a progressive. I think Tucker's criticism of Bolton is fair, but the issue is many people in both parties have surprisingly agreed on much of foreign policy. But Bolton was a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and life long Republican.

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