John Bolton, Donald Trump’s longest-serving National Security Advisor until fired in September 2019, paints a very unflattering picture of the President in his memoir describing him as “erratic,” “impulsive” and “stunningly uninformed”.
With his collar button undone along with his signature red tie, which hung loosely around his neck, and his crumpled MAGA hat in his right hand, which he switched to the left and back absentmindedly, he had returned from Tulsa, Oklahoma, where, he was greeted by a number no bigger than 6,200 at a venue with a seating capacity of 19,200.
No major military conflict has taken place between India and China since the Nathu La and Cho La clashes in September 1967. The current military confrontation is a sharp departure from a half-century-long stalemate on border issues despite differences over the exact demarcation of the Line of Actual Control (LAC), which is the apparent cause of the current conflict.
The amendment by way of which Nepal has constitutionally declared the disputed territories to be its part is not only a setback to Indo-Nepal relations but is also a major diplomatic failure on India’s part. Reckless statements from the quarters that have no role to play and should have maintained complete silence on the issue have only worsened the situation.
Having been fact-checked and found wanting by Twitter, an incensed Trump, like the study in irony he is, tweeted his outrage threatening to “strongly regulate” or “close down” social media platforms, and railed, “clean up your act, NOW!!!”