MSNBC viewers lashed out at the progressive cable news channel after veteran journalist Andrea Mitchell interviewed John Bolton about the Biden administration's failures in Ukraine.
The former national security advisor in the Trump administration criticized President Joe Biden for failing to proactively prevent Russia's invasion into Ukraine, a former Soviet republic.
"I think [Russian President] Putin was undoubtedly waiting for a second Trump term. but he's getting almost effectively what he would have expected then," said Bolton. "This is gonna be a victory for Russia."
"You think that what the Biden administration is doing, rallying the NATO allies," Mitchell replied before getting interrupted.
"It has failed," Bolton fired back. "The president has said it has failed.
They went on to debate whether NATO was more unified under the real threat of Russian invasion or whether it remained divided, but the viewers were not impressed by Bolton's presence on the show or Mitchell's reactions to his critique.
"Literally the last person on earth who should be giving foreign policy advice right now. Perpetually incorrect bloodthirsty warmonger," replied YouTuber Kyle Kulinski.
"I would literally interview satan about Russia/Ukraine before even asking John Bolton how he likes his coffee," read one very popular tweet.
"Why would @andreamitchell give air time to a filthy traitor like john bolton? I despise her, for good reason," read another popular tweet.
Putin announced in an angry rant on Monday that Russia would be sending what he termed as "peacekeepers" into separatist regions of the former Soviet republic. Ukrainian leaders have warned that the ruse was likely a precursor to Russian forces seizing control of the country. Putin also said that other former Soviet republics should have never been allowed to leave Russia.
Bolton has fallen out of favor with supporters of former President Donald Trump after Bolton made damaging claims about him in a book he wrote after leaving the White House in 2019.
Here's the debate between Bolton and Mitchell:
Amb. Bolton: U.S. ‘Should Have Had More’ Forces In Ukraine Earlierwww.youtube.com