Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade rallied to John Bolton’s defense today amid attacks from his own network’s primetime lineup.
The conservative television personality admitted that he didn’t like the idea of people questioning Bolton’s character, saying “he’s not a liar.” (Mediaite)
Ever since Bolton made the claim that Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine in order to get the investigations he wanted, the former White House National Security advisor has been ripped apart by numerous conservatives, including several of his old allies and former Fox News colleagues. This came up on Fox & Friends Thursday morning as they talked about a video Trump tweeted out and held up as proof that Bolton is contradicting himself about the president’s conduct with Ukraine.
GAME OVER! pic.twitter.com/yvMa6bPqfy
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29, 2020
“I don’t like the idea of people making John Bolton out to be a liar,” Kilmeade said. “He’s sat on this couch before. He’s not a liar. They have a differing of opinion. But, questioning his credibility, I don’t think there’s…”
At that point, Ainsley Earhardt interjected to ask Kilmeade if he thought The New York Times misinterpreted Bolton when they reported on the claims from his book manuscript.
“You could answer a question but not answer a question completely and you could not be a liar,” Kilmeade answered.