IBNA- Persian translation of the book 'The Room Where It Happened' featuring the memoir of John Bolton, former National Security Advisor for U.S. President Donald Trump will be published in Iran.
The bestseller work with its complete title, ‘The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir’ has been translated into Persian by Ali Mojtahedzadeh and it will be released by Seday-e Mo’aser Publishing in Tehran by September.
This White House memoir is the most comprehensive and substantial account of the Trump Administration, and one of the few to date by a top-level official. With almost daily access to the President, John Bolton has produced a precise rendering of his days in and around the Oval Office.
What Bolton saw astonished him: a President for whom getting re-elected was the only thing that mattered, even if it meant endangering or weakening the nation. “I am hard-pressed to identify any significant Trump decision during my tenure that wasn’t driven by re-election calculations,” he writes.
In fact, he argues that the House committed impeachment malpractice by keeping their prosecution focused narrowly on Ukraine when Trump’s Ukraine-like transgressions existed across the full range of his foreign policy - and Bolton documents exactly what those were, and attempts by him and others in the Administration to raise alarms about them.
The turmoil, conflicts, and egos are all there - from the upheaval in Venezuela, to the erratic and manipulative moves of North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, to the showdowns at the G7 summits, , the crazy plan to bring the Taliban to Camp David, and the placating of an authoritarian China that ultimately exposed the world to its lethal lies. But this seasoned public servant also has a great eye for the Washington inside game, and his story is full of wit and wry humor about how he saw it played.
The Trump administration sought to block release of the book by Simon & Schuster, but to no avail. The administration contended that Bolton had breached nondisclosure agreements he signed as a condition of his employment and that the book endangered national security.