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Bolton Book Says Trump Sought Xi’s 2020 Help, Roiling Race Anew

  • New book further burdens president’s re-election effort
  • Highest-ranking Trump official to publish account of his work
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Watch: Tim Murtaugh, communications director for the Trump 2020 campaign, said Bolton is just trying to sell books. (Source: Bloomberg)
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Former National Security Advisor John Bolton writes in a new book that President Donald Trump asked Chinese leader Xi Jinping to help him win re-election by buying more U.S. farm products, according to an excerpt published by the Wall Street Journal.

The disclosure is part of a devastating portrayal of Trump’s conduct of foreign policy by Bolton, the most senior official in this White House so far to publish an account of his experience. The book is poised to further burden Trump’s already struggling effort to secure a second term.