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WH press secretary takes shot at John Bolton; He’s ‘advanced in age,’ maybe forgot his Twitter password

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White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham took a shot at former National Security Adviser John Bolton over his “liberated” Twitter account.

Grisham suggested the former ambassador’s age and memory may have had something to do with his claim that he had been locked out of his Twitter account, reacting to his Friday tweets announcing his return to the social media platform while teasing about a “backstory” that would be coming.

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“That was never in the possession of the White House, was it?” Fox Business host Lou Dobbs asked Grisham Friday on “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” referring to Bolton’s accusation that the White House blocked his access to the account.

“Sometimes, I’ll use my father as an example, somebody who is of an advanced age may not understand that all you have to do is contact Twitter and reset your password if you’ve forgotten it, so I’ll just leave it at that,” Grisham said.

Bolton broke his social media silence on Friday, resurfacing with a tweet saying he was happy to be back on Twitter “after more than two months,” adding “For the backstory, stay tuned…”

Bolton, who departed the White House in September reportedly over disagreements with Trump about foreign policy, ignited Twitter with speculation and then followed with another post claiming his account had been “suppressed.”

He claimed the White House “refused” to return his access to the account in another tweet.

Asked about the claims while speaking with the hosts of “Fox & Friends” on Friday morning, President Trump said that, although he and his former White House aide had disagreed sometimes, they had a “good relationship.”

“No, of course not,” Trump said. “I had a good relationship with John.”

“It was his personal account that he continued to use while he was at the White House. I don’t know a lot about it,” Grisham told Dobbs.

“It’s a shame to see Bolton behave like this because this was a man who was next to the president, serving the president of the United States,” Dobbs said. “It’s very disappointing that he would stoop to the level he has in innuendo.”

“I hear he’s got a book deal and I hear he’s been on quite the speaking circuit and charging some high fees for that,” Grisham noted. “I guess money can get you to do a lot of things.”

Frieda Powers


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