Former National Security Adviser John Bolton, who has very publically attacked Donald Trump since leaving the White House in September of 2019, just struck down the Atlantic’s salacious claims that Trump denigrated fallen soldiers in 2018.
Bolton is no fan of Donald Trump, and in fact, released an entire book undermining Trump — so it’s telling that even Bolton would deny the Atlantic’s shocking claims.
In a Monday appearance on “The Story,” Bolton addressed the claim that Donald Trump called fallen American soldiers in France “losers” after canceling a planned trip to the cemetery for American war dead in France in 2018.
Bolton, who was serving as NSA at the time and accompanied Trump on the trip, said that the allegations are “false.”
“According to what that article said, the president made disparaging remarks about soldiers and people buried in the 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 said.
“I don’t know who told the author that, but that was false,” Bolton declared. The author of the bombshell hit piece is Atlantic editor-in-chief Jeffery Goldberg, who cited anonymous sources to back up the claims.
Bolton explained that the trip was simply canceled due to poor weather predictions. “The main issue was whether or not weather conditions permitted the president to go out to the cemetery,” Bolton said calling it a “very straight weather call.”
Former White House deputy chief of staff Zach Fuentes corroborated the account on Monday, telling Breitbart that “you can put me on record denying that I spoke with The Atlantic. I don’t know who the sources are.”
“I did not hear POTUS call anyone losers when I told him about the weather,” Fuentes declared. “Honestly, do you think [Former White House Chief of Staff] General Kelly would have stood by and let ANYONE call fallen Marines losers?”