Thanks to the impending 2020 presidential election, there are no shortage of incendiary, bizarre stories filling the air around us. Each side of this contest is struggling to put a chink in the other’s armor, and, as such, are going to the extreme in order to score political points.
The most pointed example of this was a recent story in The Atlantic in which anonymous sources claim that President Trump was unwilling to visit a military cemetery in France back in 2018, stating that the US Marines who were buried there were “suckers” and “losers”.
These were the same Marines who fought so viciously during the battle of Belleau Wood during WWI that the enemy nicknamed them “devil dogs” – a name that Marines carry proudly to this day.
The President has vehemently denied these claims, and now he’s getting some backup from some surprising places.
Former national security adviser John Bolton disputed the main thesis of The Atlantic’s recent report alleging that President Trump disparaged fallen American soldiers in France, calling the claim “simply false” in an appearance on “The Story” Monday.
“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 and Trump have not been amicable for quite some time, with the former national security advisor having recently released a tell-all memoir describing some less-than-savory incidents that occurred during his time in the White House.
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