John Bolton’s Book Refutes Claims In Anonymously Sourced Atlantic Hit Piece Against Trump

An unlikely source has emerged in helping to dispel claims made in an anti-Trump hit piece published by the Atlantic Thursday evening – John Bolton.

The Atlantic published a ‘story’ that would have been dismissed in most outlets with any integrity due to a serious lack of factual information. In it, they cited anonymous sources claiming President Trump referred to America’s fallen soldier heroes as “suckers” and “losers.”

If you read the piece, it sounds like something written by a person who was caught screaming and crying outside of Trump’s inauguration years ago, if they had been asked to imagine what the President is like behind the scenes.

In addition to the aforementioned shocking assertions, the Atlantic column starts off with a claim that the President did not want to visit the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris in 2018, because “his hair would become disheveled in the rain” and that “he did not believe it important to honor American war dead.”

The piece cites four nameless, faceless, anonymous sources.

“It’s a total lie; it’s fake news,” he told reporters. “It’s a disgrace, and frankly its a disgrace to your profession.”

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Bolton’s Own Words Refute Atlantic

In his book, “The Room Where It Happened,” former national security adviser John Bolton, who wrote from the aspect of a scorned former member of the administration, confirms what the Atlantic denies.

“The ceiling was not too low for Marines to fly in combat, but flying POTUS was obviously something very different,” Bolton wrote.

He explains that the weather and logistics created “an unacceptable risk that we could not get the President out of France quickly enough in case of an emergency,” and that made it “a straightforward decision to cancel the visit.”

“Trump agreed,” recalled Bolton, “and it was decided that others would drive to the cemetery instead.”

No mention of hair to be found.

He made sure to note that it was the media at the time who concocted a story about Trump’s personal concern regarding the rain.

“The press turned canceling the cemetery visit into a story that Trump was afraid of the rain and took glee in pointing out that other world leaders traveled around during the day,” he said.

In addition to Bolton’s recollection of events from that day, a White House email proves that a “bad weather call” was the reason for the canceled presidential trip to Aisne-Marne American cemetery.

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Come Forward, Cowards

Meanwhile, the anonymous sources claiming President Trump disparaged fallen soldiers are under fire, being urged to come forward and put their names to their accusations, rather than hiding behind the Atlantic like cowards.

“The sources in the Atlantic story should go on the record, if they want people to believe them over Trump,” CBS News reporter Kathryn Watson tweeted. “Otherwise, the president’s supporters will largely disbelieve this story.”

You know full-well why the anonymous sources didn’t go on record or quit in protest – because it never happened. How do we know? Because several people who had direct knowledge of the situation actually put their names to their statements, and strongly refuted the article.

  • “The Atlantic story is completely false. Absolutely lacks merit. I’ve been by the President’s side. He has always shown the highest respect to our active duty troops and veterans with utmost respect paid to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice and those wounded in battle.” – Lt. General Keith Kellogg (Ret.), National Security Adviser for Vice President Pence.
  • “The Atlantic story on [President Trump] is total BS. I was actually there and one of the people part of the discussion – this never happened.” – Sarah Huckabee Sanders, former White House Press Secretary.
  • “This is not even close to being factually accurate. Plain and simple, it just never happened.” – Jordan Karem, Personal Aide to President Trump.

And the list goes on and on …

Nothing short of a complete retraction of the article is appropriate until and unless the Atlantic can actually get one of these anonymous resistance warriors to come forward and repeat their claims.

Rusty Weiss has been covering politics for over 15 years. His writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, Fox... More about Rusty Weiss

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