July 23, 2019

GOOD COP/BAD COP: Why Trump keeps Bolton. “Trump has a strongly held theory of Bolton’s value, according to senior administration officials and advisers to the president, including people who have privately recommended to Trump that he fire Bolton. Seven sources who have discussed Bolton with Trump told me the president says having Bolton on his team improves his bargaining position and gives him a psychological advantage over foes like Iran and North Korea.”

Some nice reporting from Axios, but this conclusion has been obvious since the beginning of their relationship, yes?

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