(PresidentialWire.com)- Former National Security Advisor John Bolton and President Donald Trump aren’t exactly friends, so it should mean an awful lot that Bolton told Fox News on Monday that the Atlantic hit piece about the president published last week is “simply false.”
During an interview, Bolton suggested that the Atlantic story which claims President Trump said disparaging things about military vets is untrue.
“According to what the article said the president made disparaging remarks about our soldiers, the people buried at the Aisne-Marne cemetery in connection with the decision for him not to go to the ceremony that was planned that afternoon and that was simply false,” Bolton explained.
He’d know. He worked with the president extremely closely at the time when the alleged comments were made – or, as it turns out, weren’t made.
“I don’t know who told the author that ut that was false and I recounted that in my book, ‘Room Where It Happened’ and reaffirmed that in response to questions the next day,” he added.
The book he referenced is one of the reasons why President Trump and Bolton don’t get along. The book makes a series of accusations about President Trump, which the White House have repeatedly denied and which senior aides and officials who work with the president have also dismissed as untrue.
Bolton also rejected reports from Jennifer Griffin of Fox News which is meant to “confirm” the Atlantic piece, which was written off the back of entirely anonymous sources.
“Well, she’s just flatly wrong,” Bolton said about Griffin’s reporting. “Look, I can tell you exactly what it was. We were in the Ambassador’s residence in Paris. We were supposed to be having a 10:30 meeting to brief the president for his meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at 11. The president was late, which was frequently the case. I don’t think the entire fair lasted more than 10 or 15 minutes and the main issue was whether or not weather conditions permitted the president to go out to the Aisne-Marne cemetery.”
Another accusation leveled at the president was that on this day, he refused to go the cemetery in case the wind messed up his hair.
How many times has the president appeared at events with supporters wearing his hair slicked back? He has also made several self-deprecating remarks about his hair, which immediately make the story doubtful.
If John Bolton is saying it’s untrue, you know he isn’t lying to protect the president. So make of that what you will.