Does John Bolton’s memoir undercut The Atlantic on Trump’s canceled go to to US cemetery in France?
It seems the anti-Trump memoir from former nationwide safety adviser John Bolton is undercutting a bombshell report from The Atlantic that laid out damning claims towards President Trump and his canceled 2018 go to to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in France.
The Atlantic alleged that the White Home’s claims that Trump could not go to the fallen American troopers buried on the landmark cemetery as a result of dangerous climate made a helicopter experience unsafe weren’t true.
“Trump rejected the concept of the go to as a result of he feared his hair would grow to be raveled within the rain, and since he didn’t consider it was vital to honor American conflict lifeless, in response to 4 folks with firsthand information of the dialogue that day,” Atlantic Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey Goldberg wrote. “In a dialog with senior workers members on the morning of the scheduled go to, Trump stated, ‘Why ought to I am going to that cemetery? It is full of losers.’ In a separate dialog on the identical journey, Trump referred to the greater than 1,800 Marines who misplaced their lives at Belleau Wooden as “‘suckers’ for getting killed.”
ANONYMOUS SOURCES IN THE ATLANTIC’S DONALD TRUMP BOMBSHELL URGED TO GO ON THE RECORD
Nonetheless, an excerpt from Bolton’s guide “The Room The place It Occurred” tells a distinct story.
“On Saturday, I went to the US Ambassador’s residence, the place Trump was staying, to transient him earlier than his bilateral with [French President Emmanuel] Macron. The climate was dangerous, and [then White House Chief of Staff John] Kelly and I spoke about whether or not to journey as deliberate to the Château-Theirry Belleau Wooden monuments and close by American Cemeteries the place many US World Battle I lifeless have been buried,” Bolton wrote. “Marine One’s crew was saying that dangerous visibility might make it imprudent to chopper to the cemetery. The ceiling was not too low for Marines to fly in fight, however flying POTUS was clearly one thing very completely different.”
Bolton later wrote, “It was an easy choice to cancel the go to however very onerous for a Marine like Kelly to suggest, having initially been the one to counsel Belleau Wooden (an iconic battle in Marine Corps historical past). Trump agreed, and it was determined that others would drive to the cemetery as an alternative.”
The Atlantic didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.
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President Trump provided sturdy denials each to reporters and on Twitter, calling the report “made up Pretend Information given by disgusting & jealous failures in a disgraceful try to affect the 2020 Election.”
There was a rising name from members of the mainstream media for the nameless sources who have been cited in The Atlantic’s report back to go on the file.