President Obama is the real “radical,” who puts “restructuring the U.S. and its economy” ahead of national security, former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, a senior adviser to Mitt Romney, declared in a radio interview.

Bolton was firing back in response to an interview the president gave to the Associated Press in which Obama categorized Romney’s positions as “extreme.”

“I think the Obama tactic obviously is a familiar refrain that has been used against Republicans for years,” retorted Bolton.

Bolton charged “it is Obama who is the radical here on a whole wide range of issues, especially on national security.”

“He is the first president since FDR whose initial thought on wakening in the morning isn’t what threats does the U.S. face,” Bolton said. “Instead, he has thoughts of restructuring the U.S. and its economy.

“I think he is comfortable with America in decline,” the former ambassador added. “I think his massive cuts in defense while expanding every other part of the government demonstrate that.”

Bolton was speaking on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on New York City’s WABC Radio.

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