Bolton’s remarks came after Trump himself denied any allegations of disrespectful comments about American soldiers killed in action, which were first reported by The Atlantic editor, Jeffrey Goldberg.
“I would be ready to swear on anything I have ever said about our fallen heroes,” Trump told reporters as he left Air Force One early Friday. “There is no one who respects them more. So I just think it’s a horrible, horrible thing… no animal, nobody, what animal would say such a thing. ”
The Atlantic reported that Trump gave up his appearance at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in 2018, fearing the rain would ruffle his hair.
“Why should I go to this cemetery?” It is filled with losers, ”Trump also reportedly told his staff before canceling his trip to Belleau, France.
Several White House staff and Trump campaign aides have denied the president ever made the comments.
Bolton’s defense of the president comes just months after the publication of his memoir “The Room Where It Happened,” which offered a behind-the-scenes look at Trump’s speech with White House officials.
Bolton served as Trump’s national security adviser from April 2018 to September 2019, and was the 25th United States Ambassador to the United Nations from 2005 to 2006 under the Bush administration.
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