We all thought Joe Biden was forgetful but it appears former President Bill Clinton is just as forgetful.
President Trump took to Truth Social and shared a screenshot from Colonel Buzz Patterson which stated that Bill Clinton lost the nuclear codes.
Buzz knows what he’s talking about too because from 1996-1998 he was the Senior Military Aide to President Bill Clinton.
Here’s Trump Truth Social Post here:
Trump Shares Screenshot Which Reveals Bill Clinton Lost Nuclear Codes pic.twitter.com/SJFxg19v7Z
— The Triune Times (@TriuneTimes) October 11, 2022
Here’s the original tweet Trump screenshotted:
Just a reminder, but @BillClinton actually LOST the nuclear codes during my tenure with him. We weren’t raided.
— Buzz Patterson (@BuzzPatterson) August 18, 2022
The Independent had more on the story:
As federal investigators continue to probe which White House materials Donald Trump took to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, the former president is claiming Bill Clinton lost the nuclear codes while in office.
On Monday evening, Mr Trump reposted a statement on Truth Social from former Clinton military aide Robert “Buzz” Patterson, who wrote that, “Just a reminder, but Bill Clinton actually LOST the nuclear codes during my tenure with him. We weren’t raided.”
The Independent has reached out to Bill Clinton for comment.
Mr Patterson, as well as former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Hugh Shelton, both claimed in books they wrote that the “biscuit,” an ID card used to access the “football,” an attache case carrying the nuclear codes, was misplaced during the Clinton administration, though the former claims the incident occured in 1998 and the latter in 2000.
Jimmy Carter also lost the nuclear codes:
It’s all true.
Flashback: Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter Allegedly Lost the Nuclear Codes – The Political Insider https://t.co/7Zp8qIOYM7
— Buzz Patterson (@BuzzPatterson) August 12, 2022
The Political Insider had more on the story:
Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter both were involved in stories about having lost the nuclear codes, a 2010 report from ABC News revealed.
ABC had reported on a memoir published by Gen. Hugh Shelton, who served under Clinton as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff between 1997 and 2001, and a story about the former President having lost the codes for “months.”
“At one point during the Clinton administration the codes were actually missing for months,” Shelton wrote. “That’s a big deal — a gargantuan deal.”
They also point to a similar story told by Ret. Air Force Lt. Col Robert Patterson in his book, which claimed Clinton “misplaced” the nuclear codes the morning after the Monica Lewinsky story broke.
“He thought he just placed them upstairs,” Patterson claimed. “We called upstairs, we started a search around the White House for the codes, and he finally confessed that he in fact misplaced them. He couldn’t recall when he had last seen them.”
Trump claims Bill Clinton lost nuclear codes – live https://t.co/mXfD01OGQG
— Evlkarl (@evlkarl) October 11, 2022