The US President Donald Trump has called false statements by his former national security adviser John Bolton that he trusts Russian President Vladimir Putin more than US intelligence.
“John Bolton, one of the stupidest people I have ever met in government… often declares that I respect and even trustVladimir Putin more than those who work in our intelligence agencies. While this is certainly not true”, – Trump wrote on Twitter.
Bolton previously said that he experienced the wrath of Donald Trump when he received intelligence reports related to Russia.
Bolton spent 17 months in the Trump administration before being fired. The media reported that he did not agree with the president on his views on policy towards Iran, Afghanistan and the DPRK. Trump himself wrote at the time that he did not agree with many of Bolton’s proposals.