Former President Donald Trump reprimanded former National Security Council official Fiona Hill on Thursday as “a deep position with a good accent” for the derogatory she made about the 45th president while promoting her new memoir. Was “terrible at my job” in response to the comments.
“The first time I remember his name was heard during impeachment fraud #1, where he tried hard not to say anything bad, but nothing special,” Trump said in an emailed statement.
“It was total con work. She must have been with me in the Oval and in the conference room, but it wasn’t someone I recognized. Then she acted like she knew everything, but really, she had no influence.”
Hill gained the national spotlight sometime in late 2019, when she testified before the House Intelligence Committee on claims Trump accused Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky of then-presidential candidate Joe Biden, his son Hunter and the Ukrainian energy company Incorrectly pressured to investigate later work for Burisma.
In his testimony, Hill recalled the anger of then-National Security Adviser John Bolton that Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani and other administration figures were running a shadow foreign policy campaign to persuade Ukraine to open Trump’s investigation.
At one point, she recalled, Bolton said he was “not part of any drug deal”. [then-US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon] Sondland and [then-acting White House chief of staff Mick] Mulvaney is cooking.”
Trump’s statement Thursday seized on Hill’s professional links to Bolton, whom Trump called “one of the politest and most ‘crazy’ people in Washington.”
The former president said, “Both did not say much and did not listen to what they said, especially after Bolton’s statement that he wants a ‘Libyan model’ on North Korea in the midst of my talks with Kim Jong Un.” ” Referring to a comment by Bolton on CBS’s “Face the Nation” in April 2018.
“Luckily, Kim Jong Un understood how stupid he was [Bolton] Was,” Trump said, “and wouldn’t allow him in meetings or dinners (I liked that).
Hill, who is now a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution Center in the United States and Europe, made the rounds of the media this week promoting her book, “There Is Nothing for You Here.” Recounts the life of Tom Hill, from her upbringing as the daughter of a coal miner in the north-east of England to her time in the Trump White House. It also argues that a lack of economic opportunities is “bringing American politics to the brink” and that the US is “running out of time to save itself from the fate of Russia.”
In an interview with the Daily Beast earlier this week, Hill said Trump had “autocratic jealousy” and flattered authoritarian leaders such as Chinese President Xi Jinping, Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Hill further described the former president as “a counter-intelligence and national security risk because he was too vulnerable to manipulation based on the fragility of his ego.”
“Anyone can inspire them to do something by taking the ghost of insulting or praising someone,” he said. “His ideology was idolatry.”
While Hill rejected the long-standing left-wing idea that the Kremlin contained compromising material about Trump that explained his administration’s “soft on Russia” policies, he said that ” What Putin had on Trump is what everyone else had – his extreme vulnerability to recognition manipulation.”
Trump recently concluded his statement by railing against a series of books that were “being written by people like him, whom I really had no access to, and whom I didn’t even know. They write it like that.” Like they may be ‘Trump’ experts, but they know absolutely nothing about me.
“My task was to save our country and survive,” he said. “Unfortunately, when you look at what is happening with Afghanistan now, the border, inflation, etc., our country is not being saved. He’s in big trouble!”