“Even if they loved his style, loved his approach, loved his policies, loved everything about him, they don’t want to lose and the fear is, given the results on [Nov. 8], that if he got the nomination, not only would he lose the general election, but he would take an awful lot of Republican candidates down with him,” Mr. Bolton told The Guardian.
However, Mr. Bolton praised Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on his strong midterm victory, saying he’s had a “very successful run” as governor.
“He won re-election on [Nov. 8] with a big majority. A lot of people look to him as the next generation candidate. That’s one of Trump‘s biggest problems — his act is old and tired now,” Mr. Bolton said.
Mr. Bolton served as Mr. Trump‘s national security adviser from 2018 to 2019 before being ousted from the White House. Previously, he served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations under the Bush Administration.
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