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6/18, 3:28 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Trump slams Bolton's book as 'work of fiction'

United States President Donald Trump described on Thursday the book released by his former National Security Advisor John Bolton The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir as "a work of fiction."

"Bolton’s book, which is getting terrible reviews, is a compilation of lies and made up stories, all intended to make me look bad. Many of the ridiculous statements he attributes to me were never made, pure fiction. Just trying to get even for firing him like the sick puppy he is!" the president tweeted.

Bolton accused Trump in his memoirs of begging his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to ensure China buys a lot of agricultural products from the US to help his November 2020 reelection bid. Trump sharply denied the allegations and denounced Bolton as "an incompetent fool who only wanted to go to war."

Breaking the News / JR