Former United States ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton bashed President Barack Obama on Sunday and his decision to let the U.N. pass a resolution last month condemning Israel from building settlements in land claimed by the Palestinians.
According to Bolton, who made his comments during an interview with John Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York, Obama only made the decision in order to sabotage President-elect Donald Trump.
"I just think it was a very bad idea. It was vindictive, because everybody knows that Donald Trump has a different policy view and this is intended to try to box him in," Bolton said, adding that he doesn't think Obama's lame-duck decisions are quite over yet.
"I'm just worried that more is coming as well but this resolution itself is bad enough," he said.
Bolton, who at one point was in consideration by Trump to be his secretary of state nominee, went on to explain that as president, Trump should cut all U.S. funds from two of the countries that supported the anti-Israel U.N. resolution — Venezuela and Malaysia — while later saying that Israel and Trump should give the countries that affirmed the resolution a chance to repeal it before facing consequences.
"I think what Israel together with the incoming Trump administration should do is say, ‘Look, we’re going to give everybody a chance to do this over again, repeal this resolution and pass something that’s acceptable. And if not, we’re going to take steps to show our unhappiness,'" Bolton suggested.
Bolton, for the duration of his interview, praised GOP lawmakers, like Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who have called for U.S. funds to be cut from the U.N. until the anti-Israel resolution is repealed.
Listen to Bolton's full comments below: