One of President Donald Trump’s reasons for firing national security adviser John Bolton was reportedly because he backed out of a TV news appearance where he was supposed to be defending the president.
CNN’s Jamie Gangel said on Tuesday that her sources say Trump went into a rage recently when Bolton didn’t appear on a Sunday news show to stand up for the president’s policies.
“The president wanted someone to go on the Sunday talk shows to defend him, and he would say, ‘Why didn’t anyone go on and defend me?'” Gangel reported. “And Bolton said, ‘Well I didn’t think it was confirmed,’ and it turned out that, according to my source, that Bolton backed out of it. And the president was furious about that.”
Gangel said that the final straw came when the president said he wanted to invite the Taliban to conduct peace talks at Camp David on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
“So I think it’s something that’s been building, and then with the Taliban and the meeting in Camp David, it exploded,” she explained.
CNN’s Dana Bash chimed in to say that her sources are claiming that Trump was convinced that Bolton was always leaking dirt to the media in an effort to make him look bad.
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Rick Santorum blasted by CNN’s Begala for blatant lie in effort to defend Trump
Former GOP Senator Rick Santorum ran into some major pushback on CNN on Sunday morning as he tried to dismiss the Donald Trump articles of impeachment headed to a full House vote by saying there was a stronger case against former President Bill Clinton.
Sitting on a "State of the Union" panel with host Jake Tapper, the conservative CNN contributor addressed the charges against the president by saying, "There are two issues. The one I have the most problem with is the second article."
"Obstruction of Congress," Tapper helpfully added.
"If you don't comply you could be impeached and every president will be impeached if they say we'll not give you what you asked for," Santorum claimed. "And I think that is reckless on the part of Democrats and would be stunned if more Democrats don't vote against that than the first one."
Tapper interview with Rand Paul goes off the rails after lawmaker cornered over Trump administration corruption
A "State of the Union" interview with Sen Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday morning turned into a struggle for CNN host Jake Tapper to get the combative senator to answer a simple question over whether Donald Trump truly cares about corruption since multiple aides to the president have been convicted of felonies while working for him.
Tapper pressed Paul about the president looking for dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter in a phone call with Ukraine's president, asking, "So you're saying that you think that President Trump was actually doing this because he was combatting corruption?"
WATCH: Town hall crowd explodes into applause as New Jersey lawmaker announces he will vote for Trump impeachment
On Sunday morning CNN aired a clip of Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) announcing before a town hall crowd on Saturday that he will vote for the impeachment of Donald Trump -- causing some of the audience members to explode into applause over his decision.
In the clip, the lawmaker explains, "Based on the evidence I have seen in the depositions, the hearings and the documents I've seen, I believe on the two counts of impeachment that the vote that has been put before us, that the vote should be yes, and I will be voting yes."
With that, the crowd burst into cheers with some leaping from their seats.