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Donald Trump compared his courtship of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un to dating and “always wanted to be the one who broke up with the girl first”, his former national security adviser John Bolton has claimed.
Bolton’s memoir, published on Tuesday, is potentially the most devastating account yet written by a member of a sitting president’s inner circle. The White House sought to halt publication of the book but a judge refused to block its release, saying it was too late for a restraining order.
Bolton was castigated by the judge for his treatment of classified material and Trump has threatened to go after profits from the book while hinting at