“No one informed me or told me, @VP Pence, or the Chief of Staff @MarkMeadows about the so-called attacks on our troops in Afghanistan by the Russians, as reported through an ‘anonymous source’ by Fake News @nytimes “President tweeted Sunday morning. “Everyone denies it and there have not been many attacks on us.”
Russia has also denied the allegations.
Bolton said the story, if true, “is one of the most serious issues that I think has come up in the Trump administration.”
“I was intrigued by the president’s tweet saying, ‘I don’t know anything about this,'” he added. “The fact that the president feels compelled to tweet about the news here shows that his fundamental focus is not on the security of our forces, but rather that it appears he was not paying attention.”
Speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Bolton expanded on his point: “I think the answer may be precisely because active Russian aggression like that against US service members is a very, very serious matter and nothing has been done to the Regarding, if that is true, for the last four or five months, so it may seem that he was negligent, but, of course, he can deny everything if nobody tells him about it. “