Ex-President Donald Trump described it The New York Times‘ Maggie Haberman is a ‘grub’ in an attack on her forthcoming book about his presidency.
Haberman’s new book Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America, will be released next week, but excerpts have been widely circulated in the media.
Anecdotes from the book seem to paint the former president in a bad light, including a claim he’s considering firing his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner via a tweet. You were a White House adviser at the time.
Trump slammed senior political reporter Haberman The New York Times, on his Truth Social platform on Friday.
“Maggot Hagerman [sic] plagued by unfounded liability New York Times is my self-proclaimed biographer, even though she completely misread the conclusion on Russia, Russia, Russia hoax and the Mueller report and refused to write about the fact that the Democrats were spying on my campaign, lying and cheating and lying to Congress have FISA court,” the former president wrote.
He referred to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged ties between Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russia, and the fact that two warrants for the surveillance of former Trump campaign aide Carter Page were later voided because the administration made “material misrepresentations.” . in their effort to preserve them.
“Maggot was also duped into Impeachment Hoax #1 and Impeachment Hoax #2 and said in 2016, ‘Trump will NOT run for President.’ She’s a bad writer with very bad sources!” Trump added.
Haberman’s book also says the former president threatened to search her phone records to identify leaks.
“Trump, angry at my published stories, would roar that he wanted government officials to get my phone records and identify my sources,” Haberman wrote
The former president also made up an excuse for not disclosing his tax returns on the plane during the 2016 election, according to Haberman’s report.
“Well, you know my taxes are under review. I’m always being tested,” Trump reportedly said. “So what I mean is, well, I could just say, ‘I’ll release her when I’m no longer under scrutiny.
Trump has repeatedly said he cannot release his 2016 tax returns because he is subject to an audit, even though there are no legal obstacles to doing so. He was the first presidential candidate from a major party not to publish his tax returns since the practice began with President Richard Nixon in the 1970s.
Trump previously criticized Haberman’s book in a statement released in February, saying: “Another fake book by a reporter who doesn’t know anything about me, Maggot Haberman of the New York Times, makes up stories about my relationship with foreign leaders. She claims I speak to Kim Jong Un of North Korea but not to other world leaders. Not correct!”
news week has reached out to the Haberman and Trump offices for comment.
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