John Bolton, the useless advisor
By Abraham Khoureis, Ph.D., M.A.
To belittle the influence of his peer group, he was reminded over and over, “we are known by the company we keep.” And, “tell me who your friends are, and I will tell you who you are.” Since then, his mentors G-od bless their souls went back to their Maker, and he ended up trusting no friends, and keeping no company. Happy as a fool, now, as luck would have it, he repeats the same quotes to his nephews, nieces and family members by adding: “always remember, your best friend is your worst enemy.”
In this world of no trust, blessed are the ones who keep away. Those who hear nothing, say nothing, and see nothing.
Today, by a tweet, Trump fired his National Security Advisor, John Bolton, citing multiple disagreements with him on different issues. Bolton’s false pride refused the way he was tossed out (fired). So, he tweeted back, “I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, “Let’s talk about it tomorrow.””
Of course, the President did not wait. Trump does not wait nor lose. His leadership style is based on the concept of “use and abuse.” To Trump, Bolton has lost his practical use and became a useless junk.
In the convoluted world of Trump, useless junks are easily recycled.