President Donald Trump Has A New ‘Ex’ As Bolton Extends Ignominious Record | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC


SO THAT WAS THE DAY THAT TRUMP’S FIRST NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER FIRST NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER HAD TODAY. HAD TODAY. AND YOU MIGHT REMEMBER AFTER AND YOU MIGHT REMEMBER AFTER MIKE FLYNN HAD TO LEAVE THE MIKE FLYNN HAD TO LEAVE THE WHITE HOUSE, HAD TO RESIGN OR BE WHITE HOUSE, HAD TO RESIGN OR BE FIRED AS TRUMP’S FIRST NATIONAL FIRED AS TRUMP’S FIRST NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER, AHEAD OF HIS SECURITY ADVISER, AHEAD OF HIS SOON TO BE FORTHCOMING FELONY SOON TO BE FORTHCOMING FELONY CHARGES, THE PRESIDENT PICKED A CHARGES, THE PRESIDENT PICKED A NEW GUY TO BE HIS NATIONAL NEW GUY TO BE HIS NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER FOLLOWING UP SECURITY ADVISER FOLLOWING UP FLYNN. FLYNN. HE PICKED A NAVY ADMIRAL NAMED HE PICKED A NAVY ADMIRAL NAMED ROBERT HARWART AS HIS NEXT ROBERT HARWART AS HIS NEXT CHOICE AS NATIONAL SECURITY CHOICE AS NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER. ADVISER. IT’S ALMOST FORGOT. IT’S ALMOST FORGOT. EN EN ENEN NOW. ENEN NOW. HE TURNED DOWN TRUMP’S REQUEST HE TURNED DOWN TRUMP’S REQUEST TO SERVE IN THAT CAPACITY WHICH TO SERVE IN THAT CAPACITY WHICH WAS VERY EMBARRASSING FOR THE WAS VERY EMBARRASSING FOR THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. AFTER THAT EMBARRASSMENT WITH AFTER THAT EMBARRASSMENT WITH ADMIRAL HARWARD, PRESIDENT TRUMP ADMIRAL HARWARD, PRESIDENT TRUMP TURNED TO HIS THIRD CHOICE, TURNED TO HIS THIRD CHOICE, GENERAL H.R. McMASTER WHO DID GENERAL H.R. McMASTER WHO DID TAKE THE JOB. TAKE THE JOB. HE LASTED IN THAT JOB FOR ABOUT HE LASTED IN THAT JOB FOR ABOUT A YEAR DESPITE THE FACT THAT FAR A YEAR DESPITE THE FACT THAT FAR SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF THE TIME SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF THE TIME THAT HE WAS SERVING AS NATIONAL THAT HE WAS SERVING AS NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER, THE PRESIDENT SECURITY ADVISER, THE PRESIDENT WAS HAPPY TO OPENLY COMPLAIN WAS HAPPY TO OPENLY COMPLAIN ABOUT McMASTER AND LET IT BE ABOUT McMASTER AND LET IT BE KNOWN THAT HE HATED BEING IN HIS KNOWN THAT HE HATED BEING IN HIS COMPANY TO THE POINT WHERE HE COMPANY TO THE POINT WHERE HE WOULD TO LONGER ALLOW H.R. WOULD TO LONGER ALLOW H.R. McMASTER TO GIVE HIM NATIONAL McMASTER TO GIVE HIM NATIONAL SECURITY BRIEFINGS EVEN THOUGH SECURITY BRIEFINGS EVEN THOUGH TECHNICALLY McMASTER WAS THE TECHNICALLY McMASTER WAS THE PRESIDENT’S NATIONAL SECURITY PRESIDENT’S NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER. ADVISER. THAT HISTORY BETWEEN TRUMP AND THAT HISTORY BETWEEN TRUMP AND McMASTER IS WHAT MADE THIS McMASTER IS WHAT MADE THIS POTENTIALLY THE WEIRDEST POTENTIALLY THE WEIRDEST HEADLINE OF THEM ALL TODAY. HEADLINE OF THEM ALL TODAY. NBC NEWS REPORTING THAT DESPITE NBC NEWS REPORTING THAT DESPITE THE FACT THAT TRUMP FIRED THE FACT THAT TRUMP FIRED McMASTER, DESPITE THE FACT THAT McMASTER, DESPITE THE FACT THAT HE WENT OUT OF HIS WAY TO HE WENT OUT OF HIS WAY TO HUMILIATE McMASTER FOR MONTHS HUMILIATE McMASTER FOR MONTHS MOAT MOAT BOTH BEFORE FIRING HIM AND BOTH BEFORE FIRING HIM AND AFTER, NBC NEWS REPORTING TODAY AFTER, NBC NEWS REPORTING TODAY THAT RECENTLY, PRESIDENT TRUMP THAT RECENTLY, PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN CALLING H.R. McMASTER HAS BEEN CALLING H.R. McMASTER AGAIN. AGAIN. SAYING HOW MUCH HE MISSES HIM. SAYING HOW MUCH HE MISSES HIM. THAT’S NOT ME MAKING FUN. THAT’S NOT ME MAKING FUN. THAT’S THE REPORTING. THAT’S THE REPORTING. “ACCORDING TO TWO PEOPLE “ACCORDING TO TWO PEOPLE FAMILIAR WITH THE CONVERSATIONS FAMILIAR WITH THE CONVERSATIONS IN PHONE CALLS TO McMASTER, IN PHONE CALLS TO McMASTER, TRUMP TOLD HIS SECOND NATIONAL TRUMP TOLD HIS SECOND NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER THAT HE MISSED SECURITY ADVISER THAT HE MISSED HIM.” HIM.” THE REASON WE WOULD SEEM TO BE THE REASON WE WOULD SEEM TO BE LEARNING THIS NOW, THE REASON LEARNING THIS NOW, THE REASON THIS WOULD SEEM TO BE REPORTED THIS WOULD SEEM TO BE REPORTED NOW, IS BECAUSE HOWEVER TRUMP NOW, IS BECAUSE HOWEVER TRUMP FEELS ABOUT ANY OF HIS PAST FEELS ABOUT ANY OF HIS PAST NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISERS, NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISERS, REGARDLESS OF HOW MUCH HE MISSES REGARDLESS OF HOW MUCH HE MISSES AND LOVES HIS EXES, AS OF TODAY, AND LOVES HIS EXES, AS OF TODAY, HE’S GOT A NEW EX. HE’S GOT A NEW EX. AS OF TODAY, HE’S FIRED ANOTHER AS OF TODAY, HE’S FIRED ANOTHER ONE. ONE. AND THIS RELATIONSHIP ENDED AS AND THIS RELATIONSHIP ENDED AS RAGGEDLY AND CHAOTICALLY AS ALL RAGGEDLY AND CHAOTICALLY AS ALL THE REST OF THEM. THE REST OF THEM. NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER JOHN NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER JOHN BOLTON REPORTEDLY SHARING A BOLTON REPORTEDLY SHARING A PRINCIPALS MEETING AT THE WHITE PRINCIPALS MEETING AT THE WHITE HOUSE AS RECENTLY AS THIS HOUSE AS RECENTLY AS THIS MORNING. MORNING. THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS OFFICE THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS OFFICE PUTTING OUT A STATEMENT AT 10:56 PUTTING OUT A STATEMENT AT 10:56 A.M. TODAY ANNOUNCING JOHN A.M. TODAY ANNOUNCING JOHN BOLTON WOULD BE BRIEFING THE BOLTON WOULD BE BRIEFING THE PRESS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE BRIEFING ROOM TODAY AT 10:30 BRIEFING ROOM TODAY AT 10:30 P.M. P.M. JOHN BOLTON, HOWEVER, DID NOT JOHN BOLTON, HOWEVER, DID NOT MAKE IT UNTIL 1:30 P.M. BECAUSE MAKE IT UNTIL 1:30 P.M. BECAUSE 1 HOUR AND 2 MINUTES AFTER THIS 1 HOUR AND 2 MINUTES AFTER THIS PRESS RELEASE FROM THE PRESS PRESS RELEASE FROM THE PRESS SECRETARY ABOUT HIS FORTHCOMING SECRETARY ABOUT HIS FORTHCOMING BRIEFING, THE PRESIDENT TWEETED BRIEFING, THE PRESIDENT TWEETED THAT JOHN BOLTON HAD BEEN FIRED THAT JOHN BOLTON HAD BEEN FIRED AND, IN FACT, HE HAD BEEN FIRED AND, IN FACT, HE HAD BEEN FIRED LAST NIGHT. LAST NIGHT. WHICH MAKES NO SENSE, RIGHT? WHICH MAKES NO SENSE, RIGHT? THE WHITE HOUSE WAS STILL HAVING THE WHITE HOUSE WAS STILL HAVING BOLTON CHAIR MEETINGS AT THE BOLTON CHAIR MEETINGS AT THE WHITE HOUSE AND THEY WERE STILL WHITE HOUSE AND THEY WERE STILL ANNOUNCING HIS FORTHCOMING ANNOUNCING HIS FORTHCOMING BRIEFINGS TO THE PRESS TODAY. BRIEFINGS TO THE PRESS TODAY. PRESIDENT SAYS HE WAS FIRED LAST PRESIDENT SAYS HE WAS FIRED LAST NIGHT. NIGHT. AND, YOU KNOW, AT THIS POINT, AND, YOU KNOW, AT THIS POINT, THAT ISN’T EVEN, LIKE, THE STORY THAT ISN’T EVEN, LIKE, THE STORY HERE. HERE. WE JUST ASSUME AT THIS POINT WE JUST ASSUME AT THIS POINT THAT ANYTHING THE PRESIDENT THAT ANYTHING THE PRESIDENT SAYS, EVEN ABOUT HIS OWN SAYS, EVEN ABOUT HIS OWN BEHAVIOR, HAS TO BE ROUNDED UP BEHAVIOR, HAS TO BE ROUNDED UP TO THE NEAREST FACT. TO THE NEAREST FACT. SO NOBODY MUCH MINDS THAT HE HAS SO NOBODY MUCH MINDS THAT HE HAS CLEARLY TOLD A FALSE STORY TODAY CLEARLY TOLD A FALSE STORY TODAY ABOUT THE FIRING OF JOHN BOLTON, ABOUT THE FIRING OF JOHN BOLTON, SOMETHING THAT PLAINLY CANNOT BE SOMETHING THAT PLAINLY CANNOT BE TRUE. TRUE. WE JUST LET THAT GO. WE JUST LET THAT GO. I MENTIONED AT THE TOP O THE I MENTIONED AT THE TOP O THE SHOW THAT WE GOT SAMANTHA POWER SHOW THAT WE GOT SAMANTHA POWER HERE TONIGHT FOR THE INTERVIEW. HERE TONIGHT FOR THE INTERVIEW. AS I SAID, SHE WAS PRESIDENT AS I SAID, SHE WAS PRESIDENT OBAMA’S U.N. AMBASSADOR IN HIS OBAMA’S U.N. AMBASSADOR IN HIS SECOND TERM. SECOND TERM. ONE OF THE THINGS I THINK IS ONE OF THE THINGS I THINK IS WORTH REMEMBERING ABOUT JOHN WORTH REMEMBERING ABOUT JOHN BOLTON TODAY AS HE IS FIRED AS BOLTON TODAY AS HE IS FIRED AS TRUMP’S THIRD NATIONAL SECURITY TRUMP’S THIRD NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER IS THAT BEFORE THE TRUMP ADVISER IS THAT BEFORE THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WAS EVER BORN, ADMINISTRATION WAS EVER BORN, JOHN BOLTON WAS ALREADY ONE OF JOHN BOLTON WAS ALREADY ONE OF THE MOST POLARIZING, THE MOST POLARIZING, CONTROVERSIAL, AND ALIENATING CONTROVERSIAL, AND ALIENATING FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HIRES EVER FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HIRES EVER WHEN THE GEORGE W. BUSH AED WHEN THE GEORGE W. BUSH AED STATION SOUGHT TO INSTALL HIM AS STATION SOUGHT TO INSTALL HIM AS U.N. AMBASSADOR, DESPITE U.N. AMBASSADOR, DESPITE BOLTON’S RECORD OF SAYING THINGS BOLTON’S RECORD OF SAYING THINGS LIKE THIS ABOUT THE UNITED LIKE THIS ABOUT THE UNITED NATIONS. NATIONS.>>THE POINT THAT I WANT TO>>THE POINT THAT I WANT TO LEAVE WITH YOU IN THIS VERY LEAVE WITH YOU IN THIS VERY BRIEF PRESENTATION IS WHERE I BRIEF PRESENTATION IS WHERE I STARTED IS THERE IS NO UNITED STARTED IS THERE IS NO UNITED NATIONS. NATIONS. THERE IS AN INTERNATIONAL THERE IS AN INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY THAT OCCASIONALLY CAN COMMUNITY THAT OCCASIONALLY CAN BE LED BY THE ONLY REAL POWER BE LED BY THE ONLY REAL POWER LEFT IN THE WORLD, AND THAT’S LEFT IN THE WORLD, AND THAT’S THE UNITED STATES, WHEN IT SUITS THE UNITED STATES, WHEN IT SUITS OUR INTERESTS AND WHEN WE CAN OUR INTERESTS AND WHEN WE CAN GET OTHERS TO GO ALONG. GET OTHERS TO GO ALONG. BUILDING IN NEW YORK HAS 38 BUILDING IN NEW YORK HAS 38 STORIES. STORIES. IF YOU LOST TEN STORIES TODAY, IF YOU LOST TEN STORIES TODAY, IT WOULDN’T MAKE A BIT OF IT WOULDN’T MAKE A BIT OF DIFFERENCE. DIFFERENCE. UNITED STATES MAKES THE U.N. UNITED STATES MAKES THE U.N. WORK WHEN IT WANTS IT TO WORK WORK WHEN IT WANTS IT TO WORK AND THAT IS EXACTLY THE WAY IT AND THAT IS EXACTLY THE WAY IT SHOULD BE BLAUZ THE ONLY SHOULD BE BLAUZ THE ONLY QUESTION, THE ONLY QUESTION TO QUESTION, THE ONLY QUESTION TO THE UNITED STATES IS WHAT’S IN THE UNITED STATES IS WHAT’S IN OUR NATIONAL INTEREST. OUR NATIONAL INTEREST. IF YOU DON’T LIKE THAT, I’M IF YOU DON’T LIKE THAT, I’M SORRY, BUT THAT IS THE FACT. SORRY, BUT THAT IS THE FACT.>>AND THE JBGEORGE W. BUSH>>AND THE JBGEORGE W. BUSH ADMINISTRATION, THEY LOOKED AT ADMINISTRATION, THEY LOOKED AT THAT AND DECIDED, DIPLOMATIC THAT AND DECIDED, DIPLOMATIC TEMPERAMENT WE’RE LOOKING FOR. TEMPERAMENT WE’RE LOOKING FOR. EB EB EVEN THE REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED EVEN THE REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED U.S. SENATE WOULD NOT CONFIRM U.S. SENATE WOULD NOT CONFIRM THAT PERSON. THAT PERSON. SOMEBODY THAT CONTROVERSIAL TO SOMEBODY THAT CONTROVERSIAL TO BECOME AMBASSADOR TO THE U.N. BECOME AMBASSADOR TO THE U.N. PRESIDENT BUSH HAD TO TEMP PRESIDENT BUSH HAD TO TEMP TEMPORARILY APPOINT JOHN BOLTON TEMPORARILY APPOINT JOHN BOLTON TO THE JOB DURING A TO THE JOB DURING A CONGRESSIONAL RECESS BECAUSE CONGRESSIONAL RECESS BECAUSE THAT’S THE ONLY WAY THEY COULD THAT’S THE ONLY WAY THEY COULD GET HIM THROUGH. GET HIM THROUGH. SO WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP HIRED SO WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP HIRED JOHN BOLTON, IT’S NOT LIKE HE JOHN BOLTON, IT’S NOT LIKE HE KNEW HE WAS GETTING SOMEBODY WHO KNEW HE WAS GETTING SOMEBODY WHO WAS GOING TO MAKE THINGS WORK WAS GOING TO MAKE THINGS WORK SMOOTHLY AND BRING PEOPLE SMOOTHLY AND BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER. TOGETHER. NEITHER MR. BOLTON’S TENURE IN NEITHER MR. BOLTON’S TENURE IN THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION NOR HIS THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION NOR HIS TIME AS TRUMP’S THIRD NATIONAL TIME AS TRUMP’S THIRD NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER WILL BE SECURITY ADVISER WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR ANY SINGLE REMEMBERED FOR ANY SINGLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS. ACCOMPLISHMENTS. THE HAWKISH EDITORIAL BOARD AT THE HAWKISH EDITORIAL BOARD AT THE “WASHINGTON POST” WHICH IS THE “WASHINGTON POST” WHICH IS MUCH MORE CONSERVATIVE THAN THE MUCH MORE CONSERVATIVE THAN THE NEWSPAPER AS A WHOLE JUST NEWSPAPER AS A WHOLE JUST LAMBASTED BOLTON TODAY ON THE LAMBASTED BOLTON TODAY ON THE OCCASION OF HIS FIRING IN TERMS OCCASION OF HIS FIRING IN TERMS THAT SURPRISED EVEN ME. THAT SURPRISED EVEN ME. “BOLTON WAS PICKED BECAUSE MR. “BOLTON WAS PICKED BECAUSE MR. TRUMP HAD ENJOYED WATCHING HIM TRUMP HAD ENJOYED WATCHING HIM ON TELEVISION. ON TELEVISION. THE RESULT WAS TO COMPOUND THE THE RESULT WAS TO COMPOUND THE CHAOS WHICH HAS CHARACTERIZED CHAOS WHICH HAS CHARACTERIZED THIS ADDMINISTRATIONADMINISTRATI THIS ADDMINISTRATIONADMINISTRATI POLICY. POLICY. THE PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITY IS THE PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITY IS TO OVERSEE A DISCIPLINED TO OVERSEE A DISCIPLINED POLICYMAKING PROCESS THAT POLICYMAKING PROCESS THAT INCLUDES THE STATE DEPARTMENT, INCLUDES THE STATE DEPARTMENT, PENTAGON AND INTELLIGENCE PENTAGON AND INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES AND TEE UP BIG AGENCIES AND TEE UP BIG DECISIONS FOR THE PRESIDENT. DECISIONS FOR THE PRESIDENT. MR. BOLTON DID NOT DO THAT. MR. BOLTON DID NOT DO THAT. INSTEAD, HE SNIFED AT INSTEAD, HE SNIFED AT INITIATIVES TAKEN BY OTHERS. INITIATIVES TAKEN BY OTHERS. AND PURSUED LONGSTANDING PET AND PURSUED LONGSTANDING PET CAUSES OF HIS OWN SUCH AS HIS CAUSES OF HIS OWN SUCH AS HIS POINTLESS CRUSADE AGAINST THE POINTLESS CRUSADE AGAINST THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT. INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT. HE CHAMPIONED AND ATTEMPTED COUP HE CHAMPIONED AND ATTEMPTED COUP AGAINST VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT AGAINST VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT NICHOLAS NICHOLAS NICOLAS MADURO WHICH FELL FLAT. NICOLAS MADURO WHICH FELL FLAT. THIS WAS ENABLED AND EVEN EDGE THIS WAS ENABLED AND EVEN EDGE ENCOURAGED BY MR. TRUMP.” ENCOURAGED BY MR. TRUMP.” MR. TRUMP MIGHT NOT EVEN BE ABLE MR. TRUMP MIGHT NOT EVEN BE ABLE TO FIND SOMEONE TO SAY YES TO TO FIND SOMEONE TO SAY YES TO THIS JOB A FOURTH TIME. THIS JOB A FOURTH TIME. MR. TRUMP’S FOURTH NATIONAL MR. TRUMP’S FOURTH NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER, IF HE CAN FIND SECURITY ADVISER, IF HE CAN FIND ONE, GIVEN HOW DISASTROUSLY ONE, GIVEN HOW DISASTROUSLY WRONG IT HAS GONE WITH ALL THE WRONG IT HAS GONE WITH ALL THE OTHER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISERS OTHER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISERS HE HAS HAD INCLUDING MR. BOLTON HE HAS HAD INCLUDING MR. BOLTON WHO’S OUT AS OF TONIGHT, I THINK WHO’S OUT AS OF TONIGHT, I THINK IT’S A FAIR OBSERVATION. IT’S A FAIR OBSERVATION. THAT SAID, THAT SAID, LOOK ON THAT SAID, THAT SAID, LOOK ON THE SUNNY SIDE. THE SUNNY SIDE. I MEAN, SOMETHING ABOUT THIS I MEAN, SOMETHING ABOUT THIS BREAKUP WITH JOHN BOLTON TODAY BREAKUP WITH JOHN BOLTON TODAY HAS ALREADY SHINED A LITTLE LOVE HAS ALREADY SHINED A LITTLE LOVE LIGHT ON H.R. McMASTER. LIGHT ON H.R. McMASTER. RIGHT? RIGHT? THE PRESIDENT REPORTEDLY CALLING THE PRESIDENT REPORTEDLY CALLING HIM NOW TELLING HIM HOW MUCH HE HIM NOW TELLING HIM HOW MUCH HE MISSES HIM. MISSES HIM. TERRIBLE HOW THAT ALL WORKED OUT TERRIBLE HOW THAT ALL WORKED OUT BETWEEN US, WHAT ARE YOU DOING BETWEEN US, WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW? NOW? ARE YOU BUSY? ARE YOU BUSY? NO, LIKE, SEND ME A PICTURE FROM NO, LIKE, SEND ME A PICTURE FROM WHERE YOU ARE, RIGHT NOW, SNAP WHERE YOU ARE, RIGHT NOW, SNAP IT, SEND IT OVER. IT, SEND IT OVER. AND IF YOU’RE TRYING TO BE GLASS AND IF YOU’RE TRYING TO BE GLASS HALF FULL HERE, IT SHOULD ALSO HALF FULL HERE, IT SHOULD ALSO BE NOTED THAT MIKE FLYNN MAY BE NOTED THAT MIKE FLYNN MAY SOON BE AVAILABLE. SOON BE AVAILABLE. RIGHT? RIGHT? I MEAN, HE KNOWS THE ROPES. I MEAN, HE KNOWS THE ROPES. FLYNN MIGHT BE AVAILABLE SOON FLYNN MIGHT BE AVAILABLE SOON DEPENDING ON HOW HIS SENTENCING DEPENDING ON HOW HIS SENTENCING GOES IN JUST A FEW SHORT WEEKS. GOES IN JUST A FEW SHORT WEEKS. HE WILL EITHER BE BACK ON THE HE WILL EITHER BE BACK ON THE JOB MARKET. JOB MARKET. HE MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE, LIKE, HE MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE, LIKE, COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMUNITY SERVICE RESPONSIBILITIES WHICH MIGHT BE RESPONSIBILITIES WHICH MIGHT BE A LITTLE BIT OF A CRUNCH WITH A LITTLE BIT OF A CRUNCH WITH THAT KIND OF A JOB, BUT YOU THAT KIND OF A JOB, BUT YOU NEVER KNOW. NEVER KNOW. POTENTIALLY IT COULD BE A WORK POTENTIALLY IT COULD BE A WORK RELEASE JOB IF HE’S IN MINIMUM RELEASE JOB IF HE’S IN MINIMUM SECURITY PRISON SOMEWHERE OR SECURITY PRISON SOMEWHERE OR TRUMP COULD JUST PARDON HIM IN TRUMP COULD JUST PARDON HIM IN WHICH CASE HE’D TOTALLY BE FREE. WHICH CASE HE’D TOTALLY BE FREE. IT MIGHT BE WEIRD TO APPOINT A IT MIGHT BE WEIRD TO APPOINT A NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER AFTER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER AFTER YOU HAD TO PARDON HIM FOR FELONY YOU HAD TO PARDON HIM FOR FELONY CHARGES FOR THINGS HE DID WHEN CHARGES FOR THINGS HE DID WHEN HE WAS YOUR NATIONAL SECURITY HE WAS YOUR NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER BEFORE, BUT HONESTLY ADVISER BEFORE, BUT HONESTLY WOULD THAT BE ANY WEIRDER THAN WOULD THAT BE ANY WEIRDER THAN THE DISTANCE THAT WE HAVE THE DISTANCE THAT WE HAVE TRAVELED THUS FAR? TRAVELED THUS FAR? THERE’S A LOT GOING ON RIGHT THERE’S A LOT GOING ON RIGHT NOW. NOW. STUFF THAT WOULD BE FRONT-PAGE STUFF THAT WOULD BE FRONT-PAGE NEWS FOR MONTHS ON END IN ANY NEWS FOR MONTHS ON END IN ANY OTHER ADMINISTRATION. OTHER ADMINISTRATION. JUST TODAY, FOR EXAMPLE, CURRENT JUST TODAY, FOR EXAMPLE, CURRENT AND FORMER FEMA OFFICIALS WERE AND FORMER FEMA OFFICIALS WERE CHARGED WITH FELONY FRAUD IN CHARGED WITH FELONY FRAUD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DISASTROUS CONJUNCTION WITH THE DISASTROUS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION DISASTER TRUMP ADMINISTRATION DISASTER RESPONSE TO HURRICANE MARIA IN RESPONSE TO HURRICANE MARIA IN PUERTO RICO. PUERTO RICO. TEN FELONY FEDERAL CHARGES TEN FELONY FEDERAL CHARGES AGAINST FEMA OFFICIALS FOR AGAINST FEMA OFFICIALS FOR HAVING RIPPED OFF THE TAXPAYERS, HAVING RIPPED OFF THE TAXPAYERS, A A IN THE HURRICANE MARIA RECOVERY. IN THE HURRICANE MARIA RECOVERY. TOMORROW THERE’S GOING TO BE A TOMORROW THERE’S GOING TO BE A HEARING ON THE TRUMP HEARING ON THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION POLICY TO ADMINISTRATION POLICY TO SERGEANT SICK AND DYING CHILDREN SERGEANT SICK AND DYING CHILDREN FOR DEPORTATION, A POLICY THEY FOR DEPORTATION, A POLICY THEY PUBLICLY REVERSED IN THE FACE OF PUBLICLY REVERSED IN THE FACE OF PUBLIC OUTCRY BUT NOT ENTIRELY. PUBLIC OUTCRY BUT NOT ENTIRELY. WE’RE GOING TO HAVE EXTENSIVE WE’RE GOING TO HAVE EXTENSIVE COVERAGE ON THAT TOMORROW NIGHT COVERAGE ON THAT TOMORROW NIGHT ON THIS SHOW. ON THIS SHOW. THERE’S ALSO GOING TO BE A THERE’S ALSO GOING TO BE A HEARING TOMORROW, A VISE AND HEARING TOMORROW, A VISE AND SUDDEN HEARING ON ONE OF THE SUDDEN HEARING ON ONE OF THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL JUDICIAL MOST CONTROVERSIAL JUDICIAL NOMINEES OF THE ENTIRE TRUMP NOMINEES OF THE ENTIRE TRUMP PRESIDENCY AND TONIGHT THERE’S PRESIDENCY AND TONIGHT THERE’S ALSO A BOMBSHELL CONGRESSIONAL ALSO A BOMBSHELL CONGRESSIONAL RACE IN NORTH CAROLINA.CKI WILL RACE IN NORTH CAROLINA.CKI WILL US FOR AN UPDATE ON THAT IN A US FOR AN UPDATE ON THAT IN A FEW MINUTES.

100 Replies to “President Donald Trump Has A New ‘Ex’ As Bolton Extends Ignominious Record | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

  1. "You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, the Twilight Zone!"

  2. I don't like President Trump in many ways but I give him a BIG CREDIT! Since he's a President NO WAR. I mean shooting with bullets and bombings.

  3. THE REAL SCANDAL IS THAT INVITE to CAMP DAVID! The "CHAOS TIMES" is a childish strategy for diversions!
    It works for HIM (Trump) as he has no credit/debit tally of yesterdays' wrongdoings – he only keeps the "wins"!!
    So he throws a few red meat sausages at a rally and a juicy bone at the media, everybody runs around distracted by that!!
    Nobody is talking about yesterday or last week, BINGO, he wins! And the stupid media have NO TIME TO TALK WH POLICY?

  4. Long after Trump is gone..these man and women chosen by Trump to work in these Adminstration will continue to be shamed!! Good Luck, next please..

  5. I wish everyone would stand up and tell the big baby "NO!" "You can't do this anymore!" Shake youy finger in his face if you have to pop him on the wrist if you have to!

  6. I know it would feel normal if Trump pardons Flinn and then hires him again, but surely some Republicans would flip then? Right? I know my sisters will still vote Trump, they don't care what he does or says.

  7. Looks like you have enough going on with homemade badies girl. A little diappointed that you forgot Russia in all this. Why is that? I am sure you will get Russia back in the hot seat again soon. Just a little rest for us all.

  8. What a load of trivial pish! Bill Nye in drag aka "Rachel" Maddow is the funnies guy on Fake News!
    😁 😂 🤣 😁 😂 🤣 😁 😂 🤣 😁 😂 🤣 😁 😂 🤣 😁 😂 🤣 😁 😂 🤣 😁 😂 🤣 😁 😂 🤣

  9. U Pathetic Lying fake maddow 24/7 bashing our president when Thousands of people on abaco island in the Bahamas are fighting for there lives u piece of garbage maddow and no wonder your getting SUED for 10 Million dollars for SPEWING fake Lying news about a Russian spy and u were called out by the CIA. U PEOPLE ARE DANGEROUS TO THE WHOLE WORLD.NOW WE KNOW WHY TRUMP LEFT GUANTANAMO BAY PRISON OPEN

  10. America's getting played if we stay focused on Flynn Bolton spies being revealed and every other political drama trap Putin and Trump puts us in we will not be focused on voter purging that's going on as we speak let us not be fooled by all of this political drama

  11. PEOPLE in the comment section still being Brainwashed and dumbdowned by this demon.SO SAD how CLUELESS and uneducated people are and BELIEVE anything this demon says.NYT, WASHINGTON POST LEADERS OF FAKE LYING NEWS FOLLOWED BY MSNBC CNN THE MOST DANGEROUS CORRUPT PEOPLE IN THE WHOLE WORLD.FAKE LYING NEWS

  12. Why not Kushner for #4. Doubtless Jared could find ways to soak lots of money (for himself and Ivanka) from foreign leaders. Trump would be so proud.

  13. This is why Bolton was fired. He’s a mad dog, and I’m GLAD he’s out. But, Putin had him fired, because Bolton wants to confront Iran and Venezuela; the two countries in which Putin has more resources embedded than Syria . . .

  14. Y'all KNOW Bolton QUIT over that 9/11 Taliban invite to Camp David, right? And y'all ALSO know Trump would rather fire Bolton than say he quit, right? And missing McMaster 😂

  15. There is an argument that Bolton was the worst “National Security Advisor” the stable genius that is Trump could have chosen. That is until we find what barrel scrapings he comes up with next.

    At what stage to politicians who swear an oath to defend the country and the constitution put a stop to our National Security taking second place to Trump’s vanity and ego?

  16. 🤓🤓🤓😖😖😖😖On the anniversary of 911, the nation's defense department is in shambles. Trump and the trump administration has systematically undermined America's democracy in favor of her enemies and adversaries. Trump has tarnished the FBI intelligence community, using the Oval Office as a cash cow, charging American military and its citizens for the wall, turned American farmers into prostitutes, looks like the dictatorship has begun. Those who look like those in power are allowing this to happen, thinking they will be ok in this 21st century skin game, led by trump and his minions. Time will tell.😮😮😮😮😮🤕🤕🤕🤕

  17. Seriously we all need to get on our knees and pray for this republic. Did not realize this was possible in America, this corruption perpetrated in full view with no consequences. We need divine deliverance

  18. Hahahahaha. USA is the laughing stock.
    Nobody really cares about USA anymore. The only thing USA is good for today is to laugh of.

  19. What's wrong with constantly looking for the best person for the job? Why must Trump settle? Trump is trying to improve the situation and not be complacent. Maddow needs to think beyond the headlines.

  20. The US has no friends, only interest. That's no news. No need to shout it, lol! Leader of the Free World means, I take the lion's share. And that is since 1945. Why the US became so great, as they still repeat, MAGA (sic).

  21. Trump must be bipolar Hate them one moment and missing them the next after he fires them. Well I’m glad Bolton , the warmonger is gone period, if he quit, or was fired doesn’t matter in his case.

  22. Whatever Donnie says "has to be rounded up to the nearest fact". The only thing the Trump era will leave us is a host of new ways to say 'lie'.

  23. The revolving door White House continues. Trump's bad management is what led to Bolton being in place as the NSA in the first place. The GOP needs to lose their white extremists and their neocons. Both are an embarrassment to the party.

  24. Bone spurs is beyond pathetic. This traitor, coward, liar, criminal, draft dodger, moron is nothing but a huge disgrace to humanity, clearly he is mentally ill and it is getting worse. But him in jail so that he makes as little damage as possible and to all Trumps supporters, you're as much of traitors as Trump is for supporting this lowlife! Please do not reproduce or vote ever again, you're as much of a disgrace to humanity as this walking disaster is!

  25. Bolton is not "hawkish", he is a psychopath. Not even Hitler was so obsessed with massacring people in other countries, just "because the US can do it".

  26. Remember these crazy times when a President would pick people and keep them in place for long amount of times so they can actually do their job and not be on a game of musical chairs ?

  27. Yikes! The lady who has Trumps taxes, that proved he paid above and beyond more taxes than she assumed. Never assume you know it all, if you only read between the lines of your network sources. NOW, YOU KNOW THE REST OF THE STORY. 🤓😇

  28. Republican beliefs are based on emotions and religion. Basically feelings and myths. Neither of which have anything to do with building roads and bridges, securing peace and prosperity, ensuring a healthy population, guaranteeing the earth remains a fit planet to live on. Republicans thrive on hatred, retribution, judgment, manipulation, deception, with death as a punishment and threat. Humanity will not survive the Republican obsession with god, judgment, and punishment. There's no cure for these people, they simply can't be allowed to hold positions of power and responsibility. This truth is self evident. You can't be a public servant if your ideology is delusional, and you have no idea how important the truth is.

  29. It's clear to me that the turnover of high officials in Trump's administration is his strategy to preserve his own exclusive power. Combined with the Senate's lockstep with Trump, that blocks efforts by the House to exercise the checks and balances provided by the Constitution and creates a dictatorship for the executive branch. Added to that is Trump's unchecked use of executive order and national security to manipulate any situation to suit his whims.

  30. Dang! Pervert Fuhrer Drumpfenfarten was cheating on Bolton, He was McMasterbating. If the Fuhrer can find another one, I predict he/she will be as bad or worse. RESIST!!
    http://www.politicsplus.org/blog

  31. Waiting that he Will resign Melania, and the rest of the family. His voters are the laughing stock of the world. Thats what you get Reading One fairytale book, and education at home . And thinking is my sister also my mother aunt nephew , every religion should be banned forever.

  32. Trump always lies ….there is no longer America land of the free ,home of the brave gone
    Trump's America. …house of lies…….Division. .. land of dictators, home of chaos and rasisum

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