John Bolton’s The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir Book Review 2020

John Bolton’s The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir Book Review

There’s a lot of speculation as to the content of John Bolton’s The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir, our book review breaks it down for you.

Let’s talk about John Bolton, the author of The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir.

John Bolton's The Room Where it Happened: A White House Memoir

His full name is John Robert Bolton. He is an American attorney Republican consultant as well as a political commentator. In the past, he was the diplomat who worked as the 25th United States Ambassador to the United Nations. He was United States Ambassador from 2005 to 2006.

Check out The Room Where it Happened: A White House Memoir on Amazon.

From the year 2018-2019, he was the 27th United States, national security advisor. On Twitter, Donald Trump claims that the book is made up of “lies and fake stories”. But the administration is doing everything they can to stop the release of this book. Unfortunately, the book is already out, though under embargo until June 23rd, 2020.

Bolton’s perspective and perhaps his amazing talent in writing on Amazon’s #1 Best Seller list for over nearly a week and still running. As the name of the book suggests, “The room where it happened” reveals to us his intention of divulging his experiences and interactions in the Oval office (or generally with President Trump).

As John Bolton was President Trump’s national security advisor, he spent 453 days in the room where it happened. While living with Donald Trump, he comes to know various facts which no one else would.

It’s been revealed that according to Bolton, Donald Trump suggested giving personal favors to dictators and asking China’s president Xi Jinping to help him win the upcoming 2020 election through the support of the American farmers. It was also revealed that Trump praised the Chinese President for his use of concentration camps for the muslim population, even encouraging it’s use on people.

John Bolton goes through the threat to national security Donald Trump poses in his book The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir.

On March 17, 2020, the book was released named “The room where it happened.” John Bolton is still the number one bookseller on Amazon. Though Trump still claims it’s fake and full of false or confidential material.

The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir

The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir was written by John Bolton, another fed up “employee” from the Trump Administration. During his time at the White House, he’s been privy to the significant events in the Trump presidency that could very well turn the administration on its head. This book essentially depicts his time and observations in the White House. 

The public speculates, and released information confirms, the book focuses on calling out heinous and potentially treasonous actions and suggestions Donald Trump made while President of the United States. Check out the confirmed information on The Washington Post.

Donald Trump, and his administration, has since tried to sue to stop the publishing, claim it’s usage of confidential or classified information, and openly mocked it as an attempt by a disgruntled employee to spread fake news and lies. Readers and buyers of the book understand this only to verify the books authenticity.

National Security Advisor

John Bolton was the National Security Advisor in 2018 -2019, and would have been witness or privy to damning acts the President Donald Trump has committed. The role of National Security Advisor is a hand picked role, picked by the president, to directly advise or help the president make decisions regarding national security. One can only imagine, with how much this president threatens national security on a daily basis, how much trouble Bolton was privy to.

Xi Jinping and Reelection

Bolton wrote in his book the meeting of Donald Trump with G20 leaders, where the Trump and President Xi were talking about the bilateral relations. At this moment, Trump turns the talk towards the November elections. He asked the Chinese President to buy the American Agricultural Products. Actually, Trump wants to get the vote from the farmers in the United States.

Bolton said that he was first to identify the Trump decision. Trump actually make the decisions in his favor, and for the last 18 months, he has a relationship with the Chinese President.

Giving Personal favors to dictators

Bolton said that he was astonished because he was doing personal favors for dictators such as running interference on US investigations. Bolton also writes in his book how Trump has dealt with Russia. At this conference, he talked to the Russian leader about US intelligence agencies. Bolton also revealed the fact that Trump cabinet officials who seem to be loyal in front of Donald Trump actually make fun of him behind his back. Specifically, about his lack of knowledge and experience with foreign policy.  For example, Bolton writes in the book that he asked the Russian President if Finland was part of Russia.

Foreign policy 

Trump treats foreign policy like a real estate or a personal relationship in which he gives priority to his own interest. As a result of this meaning of knowledge about foreign policy, president US lost an opportunity to confront its deepening threats. In that case, Russia, Iran, North Korea, and China being the more vulnerable place.


There are many things Bolton writes about Ukraine. The President was impeached because of the case with Ukraine. This begs the question, why didn’t Bolton present this information to the investigative committee or congress considering his direct involvement and knowledge. Instead, releasing a #1 Bestseller Book on Amazon.

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