The Hill has a clip of John Bolton getting a big round of applause much to Trump’s dismay. Trump “jokes” about firing him if Bolton makes upstaging Trump into a habit. But:
- It’s a pretty shitty thing for a boss to make a joke about firing a subordinate. It’s a way of showing dominance and then jumping back behind the “I was just joking” shield when anybody calls him on it.
Trump doesn’t joke. He has no sense of humor whatsoever. He doesn’t want to share the limelight with anybody. The moment that somebody in his administration starts getting press, his first instinct is to warn them off in this kind of passive aggressive way.
If Bolton doesn’t hide his moustache away from the press then we may not have to worry about him too much longer.
We really are in the stupidest of timelines possible.