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John Bolton's book shows that Trump sees Asia as an ATM

US President wants to extract as much money as possible from China and even allies

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Copies of "The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir:" Bolton highlights why Trump's mercantilist ways are warping U.S.-Asia relations.   © Reuters

William Pesek is an award-winning Tokyo-based journalist and author of "Japanization: What the World Can Learn from Japan's Lost Decades."

John Bolton's book on U.S. President Donald Trump's unhinged White House is pitched as a political memoir. Yet Asian leaders could be excused for filing it in the horror section.

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