Trump buried with mockery for admitting he hired a 'wacko' as national security adviser
President Donald Trump and National Security Advisor John Bolton (screengrab)

President Donald Trump admitted he hired a "wacko" as national security adviser -- and he got hammered with mockery and criticism.

That former adviser, John Bolton, has written a book about his time in the White House alleging that Trump had asked multiple countries to help him win re-election, among other misdeeds and displays of incompetence, and the president has been lashing out.

"I gave John Bolton, who was incapable of being Senate confirmed because he was considered a wacko, and was not liked, a chance," Trump tweeted. "I always like hearing differing points of view. He turned out to be grossly incompetent, and a liar. See judge’s opinion. CLASSIFIED INFORMATION!!!"

A judge rejected the administration's request to pull back publication of Bolton's book, but suggested that the former White House official might have to forfeit his $2 million advance and possibly face prosecution for publishing classified material.

Other Twitter users ridiculed the president's admission.