Former national security adviser John Bolton on Monday delivered a thinly veiled shot at President Donald Trump's policy toward North Korea -- and he was promptly buried by Twitter followers who hammered him for not testifying before the House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry.
"We say that it's unacceptable for North Korea to obtain nuclear weapons, but that's more rhetorical than a real policy at this point," Bolton wrote on Twitter. "The risk to U.S. forces and our allies is imminent and more effective policy is required before North Korea has the technology to threaten the American homeland."
We say that it's unacceptable for North Korea to obtain nuclear weapons, but that's more rhetorical than a real pol… https://t.co/YjKgnbfw1I— John Bolton (@John Bolton) 1577124983.0
Bolton's tweet came at a time when CNN reports that North Korea may take denuclearization completely off the negotiating table, which would represent a failure of Trump's efforts to get the country to abandon its nuclear weapons.
Bolton's belated criticism of the president's North Korea policy, which has essentially stayed the same for years and has produced no concrete results, was roundly ridiculed by other Twitter users -- check out some reactions below.
@AmbJohnBolton Don't worry, we have all those big beautiful letters to protect us.— Ruven27 (@Ruven27) 1577125131.0
@AmbJohnBolton But they're in love and Putin hasn't given orders yet. Also, you should come forward with all you know.— A Little Trouble In Town🌊Biden won (@A Little Trouble In Town🌊Biden won) 1577132287.0
@AmbJohnBolton @NicolleDWallace That ship has sailed, John. If you really give a tinker’s damn about our Republic… https://t.co/ki94CZwhbc— Karen (@Karen) 1577125448.0
@AmbJohnBolton The risk? You know exactly what that risk is, Ambassador Bolton. The risk is the uneducated, unedu… https://t.co/3WtiG4xN3N— Jean L.P. Jaurès 🌎🔬📚⚖️ (@Jean L.P. Jaurès 🌎🔬📚⚖️) 1577125248.0
@AmbJohnBolton Trump is too busy fighting windmills to bother about NoKo. He is getting worse and his word salad i… https://t.co/9snoOAnHDP— Ann (@Ann) 1577126912.0
@AmbJohnBolton Trump says he’s got it under control. He’s BFF with their leader.— Jay 🔬 (@Jay 🔬) 1577125061.0
@AmbJohnBolton Well, for Christ's sake, other than Trump drooling over KJU like a groupie desperately seeking a bac… https://t.co/d8oVtTzYlR— MutherBear (@MutherBear) 1577125328.0