John Bolton, a controversial former acting ambassador to the United Nations, was seen entering the White House West Wing on Tuesday as President Donald Trump was meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
Bolton, whose name has been floated as a replacement for Tillerson, drew the ire of Democrats in 2006 when President George W. Bush expressed intentions to nominate him as ambassador to the United Nations. Bush eventually made Bolton the acting ambassador after Democrats hinted that they would derail his nomination.
Earlier this year, Bolton complained that he was no longer being allowed to visit the White House for an audience with the president.
But that dry spell appears to have recently ended for Bolton after reports suggested that Tillerson called Trump a “moron” and threatened to quit.
Watch video of Bolton walking into the West Wing below.
Trump’s most unhinged supporters paying $5 a pop to use special emojis on YouTube
The pro-Trump cable network One America News is cashing in on QAnon conspiracy theorists on its YouTube channel.
OAN viewers can pay $4.95 a month to become "members" of the right-wing channel, which then allows them to use customized emojis to signal their recognition of the conspiracy theory's lore, reported The Daily Beast.
"It’s not clear how many people have signed up for the OAN YouTube membership, when OAN started offering the emojis, or how many of those sign-ups were driven by the opportunity to use QAnon emojis," writes The Beast's Will Sommer. "But the creation of the emojis reflects a decision to monetize, not expel, the conspiracy believers. If QAnon fans are going to spam QAnon in the OAN comments, it seems the network has decided they might as well get some money out of it."
Former federal prosecutor explains how AG Barr could help Trump steal the election — and take the US to ‘a very dark place’
Between the coronavirus pandemic, civil unrest in major U.S. cities, huge anti-racism protests, bitter political divisions, a heated Supreme Court battle and President Donald Trump’s ruthless voter suppression efforts, the United States’ 2020 presidential election is turning out to be even more chaotic than the elections of 2000 and 1968. Trump has a devoted loyalist in U.S. Attorney General William Barr, and former federal prosecutor Barbara McQuade discusses the effect he could have on the 2020 election in a disturbing op-ed published in the Washington Post on September 22.