John Bolton: Germany’s Syrian Refugee Pledge Puts U.S. at Risk

“The main question for a president on foreign policy is judgment and you can get judgment in a lot of different ways. You can get experience that’s relevant to foreign policy in a lot of different ways, which is why I think everybody has to talk more about foreign and defense policy issues,” he said. “It’s not enough to give a good speech. It’s not enough to respond with talking points to a question. You have to see how the people think about it. I haven’t endorsed anybody yet and don’t have any plans to in the near future.”

Turning to cyber warfare, Bolton said the Obama administration had a weak response to the Chinese hackers stealing the personnel records of millions of federal employees. He lamented the decision to host a state dinner for Chinese president Xi Jinping after the incident.

“People say that would be a loss of face for the Chinese to deny them a state dinner. Well, no kidding, that’s the point,” he said.