"He liked watching him on the news shows."
That's what Sen. Kevin Cramer said on this episode of Plain Talk, responding to a question about why President Donald Trump would have hired John Bolton, a Fox News contributor before joining the Trump administration, in the first place.
Bolton is currently peddling some salacious stories about his tenure in the Trump administration, and that has earned him quite a bit of condemnation from Republicans, up to and including the President himself. There is an on-going legal dispute over whether or not a book Bolton wrote about his time in the Trump administration should be published.
But Bolton is hardly the first member of the Trump administration to depart under stormy circumstances, and while the President doesn't have anything nice to say about them, the fact remains that he hired them in the first place.
Per Cramer, Bolton apparently got his job because he had a "bareknuckle" style during his cable news appearances.
Cramer also addressed the NDGOP's Treasurer race, which saw state Rep. Thomas Beadle emerge as the winner over the senator's preferred candidate, Dan Johnston. Cramer helped orchestrate an endorsement for Johnston from Trump, but that wasn't enough to put him over the top.
"I'm still glad I supported him," Cramer said of Johnston. Asked if Johnston's loss is an indication that Trump has lost popularity in North Dakota, Cramer said "no, not at all."
Would Cramer be open to making Juneteenth a national holiday?
"I'm not ready to do that, but I'm open to the discussion," he said, adding that he'd like to review all major holidays to ensure that the calendar isn't getting too full of federally recognized days.
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