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John Bolton Rejects Atlantic Story: ‘I Was There’; ‘I Didn’t Hear That’

Former National Security Advisor John Bolton has disputed a story in The Atlantic claiming that President Donald Trump called fallen World War I soldiers “losers.” Bolton told the New York Times Friday that “I was there” and “I didn’t hear that.”

The Atlantic‘s Jeffrey Goldberg published an article titled “Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’.” The story also claimed that Trump skipped a 2018 visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris, where the fallen of the battle of Belleau Wood are buried, because he feared rain would ruin his hair. Goldberg’s sources were all anonymous.

The White House vigorously denied the report, and several officials who accompanied Trump on his trip to Europe in 2018 denied that the president had ever said anything like that. Public documents also support the idea that the president’s visit was canceled due to weather, not because the president worried about his hair.


Bolton, who has emerged as an adversary of the president since leaving the administration last fall, wrote in his tell-all book about Trump that the visit to the cemetery by helicopter had been canceled because of weather. Driving, Bolton wrote, was not an option because of the “unacceptable risk” of being stuck in traffic if an emergency arose. He criticized the media for falsely reporting that Trump skipped his visit because he was “afraid of the rain.”


On Friday, Bolton confirmed his account in an interview with the Times, and added that he never heard Trump say “losers” or “suckers”:
He got support from an unlikely source on Friday when John R. Bolton, his former national security adviser who has broken with him and called him unfit for office, said he was on the trip in question and never heard Mr. Trump make those remarks. “I didn’t hear that,” Mr. Bolton said in an interview. “I’m not saying he didn’t say them later in the day or another time but I was there for that discussion.”

Democratic Party presidential nominee Joe Biden angrily demanded Friday morning that Trump apologize for his remarks, “if these statements are true.”

Republicans lawyer up to fight Democrat election cheating

Check out this post from LifeZette

The Trump campaign has formed a national coalition of attorneys this week to combat expected Democrat ballot fraud in November.

“Democrats are working to shred election integrity measures one state at a time, and there’s no question they’ll continue their shenanigans from now to November and beyond,” Campaign General Counsel Matthew Morgan told the press. “The Trump campaign is fighting to ensure every valid ballot across America… Lawyers for Trump will rally support for President Trump as they lend their time and legal expertise to protect the integrity of November’s election.”

The Lawyers for Trump group includes Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, California Committeewoman Harmeet Dhillon and former Deputy White House Counsel Stefan Passantino. The group also sports on its letterhead prominent Trump-allied attorneys like former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, former Attorney General Ed Meese, and the president’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani.

President Trump said recently, “On Election Day, or Early Voting, go to your Polling Place to see whether or not your Mail In Vote has been Tabulated (Counted). If it has you will not be able to Vote & the Mail In System worked properly. If it has not been Counted, VOTE (which is a citizen’s right to do).” The president has been adamant on this subject.

In a weak response, the Democratic National Committee accused Trump of urging people to “commit voter fraud.” The president was not deterred. “It is the single biggest problem that there is,” Trump said during an interview on “The Ingraham Angle.”

“Everybody wants an honest election. I want an honest election.” The president said that his campaign “has lawyers” but Democrats “have more lawyers than any human being has ever hired.”

Fox News reports, “The Lawyers for Trump coalition comes as part of the joint Republican National Committee and Trump campaign’s ‘Protect the Vote’ effort, which has warned for months that ‘Democrats are trying to use coronavirus and the courts to legalize ballot harvesting, implement a nationwide mail-in ballot system, and eliminate nearly every safeguard in our elections.'”

“The Biden campaign has made unprecedented investments in a national program that will assure voter access to the polls and provide all protections necessary against interference with the right to vote from any source,” Biden aide Mike Gwin told media. However, the ethical credibility of the Democrats has been questioned after Hillary Clinton said in August, “Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstances. Because I think this is going to drag out, and eventually, I do believe he will win, if we don’t give an inch and if we are as focused and relentless as the other side is.”

Trump retorted, “Hillary is a sick person. She should take a nice and easy, relax, go out, vote maybe she should go to the poll instead of sending an unsolicited ballot.” Poor Hillary, she just can’t get a good line in without Donald Trump ruining it for her.


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