The White House is not interested in tell-all books written by people who have been on the inside of the Trump administration and with good reason.
But despite efforts to block him, John Bolton, who served as national security adviser is set to publish a memoir chronicling his 17 month tenure in that position.
The Washington Post reported on Bolton’s plans to publish “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir,” on June 23. He will start promoting the book with interviews in the weeks leading up to the release date.
Reports from February have suggested that the president himself tried to stop the book from coming out, or at least delay it until he was out of office. Despite the president’s objection, however, Bolton is moving forward with the book release on the belief that it holds no classified information and therefore should not be delayed.
Trump is said to have told news anchors, “We’re going to try and block the publication of the book… After I leave office, he can do this. But not in the White House.”
Whether or not Trump has even seen the text of Bolton’s book is unclear but that hasn’t stopped him from slamming it.
In January he said it was “nasty & untrue” and loaded with “classified national security” secrets.
Trump tweeted, “If I listened to him, we would be in World War Six by now, and goes out and IMMEDIATELY writes a nasty & untrue book. All Classified National Security. Who would do this?”
For a guy who couldn’t get approved for the Ambassador to the U.N. years ago, couldn’t get approved for anything since, “begged” me for a non Senate approved job, which I gave him despite many saying “Don’t do it, sir,” takes the job, mistakenly says “Libyan Model” on T.V., and..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29, 2020