Bolton let’s Trump have all the spotlight, flatters him, plays the loyal servant, but meanwhile he’s carefully isolating him from all non-Bolton people and opinions Curt Mills reports on Bolton’s extensive and expanding influence in the Trump administration: But in the meantime, in return for his occasional, minor humiliation, Bolton enjoys wide-ranging authority to craft the national security policy of the United States, behind the scenes. He’s the contra Mattis; instead of resigning in moral protest, Bolton wears the mask of obsequiousness, while subtly nudging a reluctant president toward a more tough-minded line. We have seen how Bolton has been able to delay and even partially undo one of the president’s initial decisions in Syria (all the while emphasizing that the president’s decision was being faithfully carried out), and his fingerprints are all over the demise of the INF Treaty. Now we are starting to see the same thing happen with North Korea policy.
Source: The real foreign policy president of the US is the insane John Bolton – and he’s playing Trump like a fiddle