People Trivia The Scariest Things About John Bolton  

Tucker DeSaulnier
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List Rules Vote up the stances John Bolton has taken that make you uneasy about his role as National Security Adviser for President Trump.

What's scary about John Bolton? Depending on which side of the political divide you fall, the answer is either "a whole lot" or "nothing much." When President Trump announced Bolton as National Security Adviser following the resignation of H.R. McMaster effective April 2018, the outcry was immediate and unusually loud.

Why the hubbub? As an attorney and diplomat serving in the Reagan and both Bush administrations, Bolton cultivated a hard-line, hawkish stance on national security, a stance on which he has doubled down over years as an analyst and commentator for Fox News and various other media outlets.

But what about you? Are you frightened by the prospect of John Bolton as the most powerful security official in the United States? Why... or why not?

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392 61
He advocates abandoning the Iranian nuclear deal.

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381 58
He doesn't believe the United Nations serves much of a purpose.

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345 70
He suggested the Russian DNC hack was a false flag operation by the Obama administration.

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329 68
He is a longtime Fox News contributor.

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340 76
He withdrew America from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with Russia.

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284 53
He doesn't believe the International Criminal Court has any authority.

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308 68
He opposed the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq.

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321 80
He disagrees with the idea that the US should have international support for military action.

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321 86
Nothing about him scares me; he'll do a good job protecting American interests.

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271 68
He opposes Palestinian statehood.

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292 105
He believes the US can legally engage in targeted assassinations.

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250 82
He publicly claimed Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction.

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277 111
He advocates a first strike against North Korea.

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232 102
He still thinks invading Iraq in 2003 was a good idea.

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191 76
He suggests Jordan could solve the Israel-Palestine conflict by annexing the West Bank.

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218 97
He doubts that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election.

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185 75
He claimed Cuba is a secret provider of bio-warfare weapons of mass destruction.

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217 98
He wants to militarily overthrow the Iranian government.

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187 81
He opposes using force to protect Syrian civilians from Bashar al-Assad's military.

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189 91
He donated $1.1 million to Cambridge Analytica through his super PAC.

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163 106
He has encouraged Israel to launch nuclear strikes against Iran.

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112 132
He doesn't believe in treaties with other sovereign nations.

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88 123
He predicted US involvement after the 2003 Iraq invasion would be "fairly minimal."

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74 143
He disagrees with any negotiation between the US and North Korea.

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59 127
He has promoted Mojahedeen-e Khalq, a dissident Iranian terrorist organization.

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