Bozo Bolton Debunked: His Timeline For Outrageous Claim Was Off By An Entire Year & Dead Wrong
Former National Security Advisor John Bolton claimed that President Donal Trump told Chin’as president to go forward with Muslim concentration camps in June 2019, not only was Bolton dead wrong, he’s off by an entire year.
In an op-ed Bolton wrote for the Wall Street Journal, promoting his new book, he claimed that President Trump gave Chinese Premier Xi Jinping the nod to round up millions of Uighurs:
At the opening dinner of the Osaka G-20 meeting in June 2019, with only interpreters present, Xi had explained to Trump why he was basically building concentration camps in Xinjiang. According to our interpreter, Trump said that Xi should go ahead with building the camps, which Trump thought was exactly the right thing to do.
However, almost a year before, the Trump administration had condemned China’s concentration camps during the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom in Washington, DC in July 2018.
As representatives of the international community, we are deeply concerned about the significant restrictions on religious freedom in China and call on the Chinese government to respect the human rights of all individuals. Many members of religious minority groups in China – including Uighurs, Hui, and Kazakh Muslims; Tibetan Buddhists; Catholics; Protestants; and Falun Gong – face severe repression and discrimination because of their beliefs.
We are particularly troubled by reports of the Chinese government’s deepening crackdown on Uighurs and members of other Muslim minority groups in China, including: undue restrictions on freedom of religion; destruction of mosques; unprecedented levels of surveillance; efforts to pressure other governments into forcibly returning Uighurs to China or to coerce family members of Uighurs still in Xinjiang to encourage Uighurs living aboard to return; and the detention of hundreds of thousands, and possibly millions, of Uighurs and members of other Muslim minority groups in facilities ranging from makeshift holding centers to prisons, ostensibly for “political re-education,” in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. There are reports of deaths in these facilities. We call on the Chinese government to release immediately all those arbitrarily detained.
“Bozo” Bolton has also claimed that Trump made similar statements in 2017 but admits he learned of this through second-hand information.
Just a few hours before the Wall Street Journal published Bolton’s op-ed President Trump signed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020.
Let’s be real if President Trump ever said anything remotely close to what Bolton is alleging a “whistleblower” would have come out of nowhere and we’d be going to through impeachment hearings.