AMBASSADOR JOHN BOLTON weighed in on Jen Psaki's comments on UN Ambassador Samantha Power not showing up to Wednesday's UN Security Council emergency meeting. Bolton said that Psaki "really needs a little education" and that the State Department really didn't do itself any good by not answering the question straightforward.
Later, Brian asked Ambassador Bolton how he would answer the question, "When you do go on vacation, where are you, on a personal trip or on vacation?" Bolton said, "If you're not in New York when something happens and you're the UN ambassador, you ought to explain why you're not there. Maybe you're on a mission for the President, maybe you took your first vacation in five years. Why don't you just tell the truth? What's so hard about that?"