John Barrasso: “I Don’t Intend to Buy John Bolton’s Book”

Sen. John Barrasso said former National Security Advisor John Bolton is using "sensationalism" to sell his new book.

Annaliese Wiederspahn

June 18, 20202 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

Details of former National Security Advisor John Bolton’s forthcoming book are causing a commotion in the political world. 

And, predictably, it all depends on what side you’re on. If you’re pro-Trump, the book is a sham. If you are anti-Trump, the book is as sacred as the Bible.

Put Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso in the former camp.

He told Fox Business Anchor Stuart Varney Thursday morning that he has no intention of adding the book to his library.

“John Bolton has become the darling of the liberal left. He is using sensationalism to sell books.  I don’t intend to buy it,” Barrasso said.

The senator brushed aside some of the criticism Bolton reportedly leveled in the tell-all, such as barbs aimed at Trump’s desire to sell more agriculture commodities to China.

“He is accusing the president of trying to sell agriculture products to China. Well, being from Wyoming — an agriculture state — I am for that,” Barrasso said.

Barrasso also criticized the former National Security Advisor for saying he thinks “he’s the smartest guy in the room”

“He thinks he ought to be president, speaker of the House, chief justice of the Supreme Court — all rolled into one,” Barrasso said. “I’m pretty much done with him.”

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Annaliese Wiederspahn

State Political Reporter