Reporter Complains After John Bolton Says Palestine Is A ‘So-Called’ State, His Response Is Epic


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John Bolton is a little too much of a war hawk for a lot of Trump supporters and his neocon roots aren’t exactly ideal. He’s one of those guys who still thinks the Iraq War was a great idea and that’s a position that has become increasingly unpopular on the GOP side since Trump came around. But, at the same time, John Bolton is a smart guy and he’s rock solid when it comes to Israel, Iran, North Korea, and some other foreign policy areas.

On Wednesday, John Bolton showed up at a White House press conference and reminded us all that he’s the real deal when it comes to Israel and ‘Palestine’.

A reporter got a little annoyed that Bolton referred to Palestine as a ‘so-called state’. Bolton is obviously correct. Palestine is not a state. They call themselves one but they aren’t recognized by the national community and Bolton pushed right back at the reporter who didn’t understand that reality.

From Fox News:

National Security Adviser John Bolton said at a press briefing Wednesday that “it’s accurate” to refer to Palestine as a “so-called state.”

Bolton made the remark – also using air quotes when he said Palestine – while answering a question about the president’s goal of achieving a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

He was then pressed by a reporter on whether the language would be “productive” to achieving a two-state solution.

“It’s accurate. … It’s not a state now,” he said, explaining the Palestinian territories do not meet the “customary international law test of statehood.”

How amazing was that?

He’s 1,000% right and that’s not an opinion it’s a fact. Palestine is not a country. It’s not a state. Regardless of if whether or not that hurts your feelings.

Here’s the full press conference.

Overall, John Bolton is a good guy to have in the president’s ear especially if he keeps it up with comments like this.

H/T The Daily Wire

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