Amid John Bolton's claims the White House blocked the Twitter account, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham suggested his "advanced age" caused him to forget his personal account password, which required him to call Twitter himself.
"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 told Fox Business' "Lou Dobbs Tonight."
Bolton, who brought a personal Twitter account to the White House and had kept using it while officially in the administration as national security adviser, levied his claims via Twitter in a series of cryptic tweets:
"Re: speaking up – since resigning as National Security Advisor, the @WhiteHouse refused to return access to my personal Twitter account. Out of fear of what I may say? To those who speculated I went into hiding, I'm sorry to disappoint!"
He added in an ensuing tweet:
"In full disclosure, the @WhiteHouse never returned access to my Twitter account. Thank you to @twitter for standing by their community standards and rightfully returning control of my account."
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