Bolton Plans 2024 Run Against Trump

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 22:  US President Donald Trump speaks as National security advisor John Bolton listens during a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, in the Oval Office of the White House on May 22, 2018 in Washington DC.  (Photo by Oliver Contreras-Pool/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • John Bolton, who served as former President Donald Trump’s national security adviser from 2018-2019, said that he plans to run for president against his former boss.
  • Bolton, a longtime foreign policy hawk, would be the second Republican to announce a 2024 bid, following Trump.
  • Bolton said his White House campaign will focus on being tougher on China and Russia.
  • Bolton, 74, said he believes support for Trump’s MAGA policies is in “terminal decline.”

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