RedState Gathering interview: Ambassador John Bolton and the crises in national security

Earlier today, Ambassador John Bolton sat down with me to discuss the state of national security under Barack Obama, and why defeating Hillary Clinton is so imperative. We conducted the interview at our Facebook Live booth and spoke at length about the failures of the last eight years, especially in regard to the Iran deal. Bolton agrees with Gen. Michael Flynn that our national-security policy operates on the basis of unreality, but Bolton also adds that it stems from a fundamental misconception about American power. Obama believes that American strength is provocative, Bolton says, when it’s really American weakness that provokes danger.

Hillary Clinton would be no different, Bolton argues, and we discuss her Libyan intervention and its disastrous aftermath. Bolton also prescribes the first steps needed in the next administration to reverse the crisis in American foreign policy: