Former US Ambassador to UN Tells Conflicted Trump Supporters to ‘Carry On’
JNS.org – Former US ambassador to the United Nations and pro-Israel commentator John Bolton said that Americans who are considering voting for Donald Trump in the fall but are worried about his various controversial comments should “keep calm and carry on.”
Bolton told the Jerusalem Post that he supports Trump despite “having disagreements” with some of his positions. Bolton said he agrees with Trump’s promises to declare the Iran nuclear deal unacceptable, to call on NATO partners to be more involved in the organization’s budgetary demands, and to rebuild the American military, the latter of which he called the most important issue.
“Hillary [Clinton] will support the [Iran] deal as written…which is a fundamental misperception of how to deal with proliferators and weapons of mass-destruction,” he said. Rebuilding the military will project greater US power worldwide and will send the message of “don’t even think about challenging us,” Bolton added.
Bolton said he “does not share the concerns” of some Jewish organizations that a Trump presidency could lead to a cut in American military aid to Israel or to a “neutral” US government position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.