Overview: This article explores the background story around Trump’s ‘Maggot’ attack on NY Times Reporter Haberman.
Former President Donald Trump attacked New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman, giving her a new moniker, for reporting that he has told people he is still in contact with North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un.
NY Times reporter Maggie Haberman on Trump
“Yet another fake book, by a reporter who knows nothing about me, Maggot Haberman of the New York Times, is making up stories about my relationship with foreign leaders,” Trump said in a statement Friday. “She claims I speak with Kim Jong Un of North Korea, but not other world leaders. Wrong!”
The White House resident staff would find wads of printed paper clogging the toilets, according to Haberman’s account, which was relayed by Axios on Thursday.
NYT’s Haberman: Trump often tells the truth about what he thinks
This week, Trump made headlines for having to hand over 15 boxes of records to the National Archives and Records Administration, which he had taken from the White House to Mar-a-Lago.
On top of the House’s ongoing inquiry into the events of January 6, the Department of Justice and Congress are now looking into the subject.
Trump described the work of the House select committee on January 6 as a “totally illegitimate and Marxist exercise” in another statement released on Friday.
Maggie Haberman: President Trump is winging it
“The Unselect Committee and Nancy Pelosi are completely out of control, harassing innocent people, seizing private phone and bank records, and using the Capitol Police to spy on members of Congress,” Trump also alleged.
Trump’s response to Haberman’s allegation was ambiguous since it was unclear whether he was denying that he spoke with Kim or that he had severed ties with other foreign leaders.
‘Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America’ is the title of Haberman’s upcoming Trump book.
This week also saw the unveiling of the cover art. It will be released on October 4th.
Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, was asked what the government thought of Haberman’s storey that Trump was still in contact with Kim on Friday.
The Logan Act makes it illegal for an American citizen to negotiate with a foreign official without their permission.
Psaki also said that the Biden administration has not received a response from North Korean officials despite reaching out to government leaders in the ‘Hermit Kingdom.’
Haberman claims that White House personnel were discovering documents in the restrooms in her book (coverage by CNN)
On Thursday, Trump reacted angrily to Haberman’s claim that White House personnel were discovering documents in the restrooms.
“Also, another fake story, that I flushed papers and documents down a White House toilet, is categorically untrue and simply made up by a reporter in order to get publicity for a mostly fictitious book,'”Trump said.
“The Democrats are just using this and the Unselect Committee of political hacks as a camouflage for how horribly our Country is doing under the Biden Administration,” the former president added.
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