Trump and Navarro condemn John Bolton’s China claim



Martin Pengelly | The Guardian

The White House fired back at John Bolton on Sunday, seeking to rubbish a key claim in the former national security adviser’s bombshell new book, that Donald Trump asked Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, for help in winning re-election.

“I never heard that,” trade adviser Peter Navarro said on Sunday morning, echoing remarks by US trade representative Robert Lighthizer. “I was in the room.”

Bolton’s book, The Room Where It Happened, is based on notes taken in a series of rooms during Bolton’s spell as Trump’s third national security adviser from April 2018 to September 2019.

“I hate the title of that book,” Navarro said. “But I was in those rooms too.”

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