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October 10, 2015

RNC in Tampa

Breakfast with the Florida RNC delegation

Speakers included New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former UN Ambassador John Bolton and others.

Amy Keller | 8/30/2012

John Bolton
John Bolton
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John Bolton

John Bolton, a diplomat and lawyer who served as President George W. Bush's UN ambassador, had harsh words for President Obama at the Florida delegation breakfast Thursday morning. "This is the first president since Franklin Roosevelt, Republican or Democrat, who doesn't wake up every morning with his first thought being what threats does the United States face today. He's much more interested in restructuring our domestic way of life," said Bolton. On a lighter note, Bolton recalled the 31 days he spent in Florida in November and December of 2000 working on the Florida's infamous election recount. "I just want you all to assure me before I leave today that this time you're going to win by about 40,000 or 50,000 votes," Bolton told Florida's delegates.

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