The Fake News Media was convinced they’d just defeated President Trump.
They believed The Atlantic‘s story about Donald Trump allegedly insulting fallen soldiers in France would sink his re-election campaign.
But John Bolton just threw Donald Trump an unexpected lifeline with this act.
In an anonymously sourced article, what follows is always suspect.
And readers should be especially skeptical when the claims sound too outlandish to be true.
That’s exactly what readers found when reading The Atlantic‘s Jeffrey Goldberg’s hit-piece that claimed President Trump ridiculed dead soldiers from World War I with child-like taunts.
When President Donald Trump canceled a visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris in 2018, he blamed rain for the last-minute decision, saying that ‘the helicopter couldn’t fly’ and that the Secret Service wouldn’t drive him there. Neither claim was true.
Trump rejected the idea of the visit because he feared his hair would become disheveled in the rain, and because he did not believe it important to honor American war dead, according to four people with firsthand knowledge of the discussion that day. In a conversation with senior staff members on the morning of the scheduled visit, Trump said, ‘Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers.’ In a separate conversation on the same trip, Trump referred to the more than 1,800 marines who lost their lives at Belleau Wood as ‘suckers’ for getting killed.
The ridiculous claims read like a cartoonish caricature of how the Left thinks President Trump speaks.
But still, the Fake News Media ran the story, with one Fox News correspondent even claiming to have corroborated the claims . . . anonymously, of course.
The White House immediately and vehemently denied the claims.
Perhaps most surprising though was when prominent Trump critic and former National Security Advisor denounced the attacks as hogwash.
Bolton told The New York Times he was present for the conversation Goldberg cited in his story and flat-out denied President Trump ever uttered those words.
The New York Times noted, “[Trump] 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.”
As the story continues to unfold, The Atlantic‘s credibility continues to be called into question by nearly two-dozen current and former administration officials who had first-hand knowledge of the events in question.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments to this ongoing story.