Watch: John Bolton takes a reporter to school on the ‘so-called state of Palestine’

· October 3, 2018  
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John Bolton at WH press briefing
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Wednesday at the White House press briefing, National Security Adviser John Bolton shut down a reporter who took issue with Bolton addressing Palestine as a “so-called state.”

The reporter asked Bolton if that sort of language was “productive.”

“It’s accurate,” Bolton replied.

“It is not a state,” Bolton added.

“It’s not a state now. It does not meet the customary international law test of statehood. It doesn’t control defined boundaries. It doesn’t fulfill the normal functions of government. There are a whole host of reasons why it’s not a state,” Bolton said.

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Author: Chris Pandolfo

Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.

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