President Trump took to Twitter to slam the Failing New York Times (fNYT) yesterday over a story reported by Maggie Haberman this Saturday. Haberman, and writer Michael Schmidt, wrote a piece claiming Trump’s Russia Investigation legal team is in hot water with the President.
Haberman also reported that President Trump is considering adding yet another veteran attorney to the team. The fNYT report went as far as claiming that the new attorney would be Emmet Flood, who represented Bill Clinton during his impeachment process.
Slamming the unsubstantiated story, President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday, “The Failing New York Times purposely wrote a false story stating that I am unhappy with my legal team on the Russia case and am going to add another lawyer to help out,” he wrote. “Wrong. I am VERY happy with my lawyers, John Dowd, Ty Cobb and Jay Sekulow. They are doing a great job and have shown conclusively that there was no Collusion with Russia…just excuse for losing.
Furthermore, Presidents Trump criticized the reporter, Maggie Haberman and called her ‘a Hillary Flunky’. His tweet continued, “The only Collusion was that done by the DNC, the Democrats and Crooked Hillary. The writer of the story, Maggie Haberman, a Hillary flunky, knows nothing about me and is not given access.”
In response, Haberman tweeted a short, dismissive message “Lol”
Haberman has had many interviews with President Trump, and is of the opinion that President Trump actually “craves” the attention of the New York Times despite calling it a “failing” newspaper. “He wouldn’t talk to me as much as he does if I wasn’t at the Times,” she said on a podcast last year. “That’s just the reality. He craves the paper’s approval.”
In a series of tweets, President Trump also slapped down another fNYT story that stated Trump has twice thrown his political might behind failed candidates. The story also predicted that his support for Pennsylvania politician Rick Saccone will mark the third time.
Trump tweeted his response, “The Republicans are 5-0 in recent Congressional races, a point which the Fake News Media continuously fails to mention,” Trump tweeted. “I backed and campaigned for all of the winners. They give me credit for one. Hopefully, Rick Saccone will be another big win on Tuesday.”