Trump was considering FIRING Jared and Ivanka through a TWEET – but was stopped by Chief of Staff John Kelly – and considered bombing ‘Mexican drug labs’ while President, new book claims
- The former president also reportedly asked during town hall debate prep in 2016 whether a hypothetical female transgender student was ‘c***ed or dec***ed’
- ‘What if a girl was in the bathroom and someone came in, lifted up a skirt, and a schlong was hanging out?’ he said when asked why it mattered, the book states
- New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman’s forthcoming book on Trump, his presidency and his business life is called ‘Confidence Man’
- She writes that he told Giuliani of promoting 2020 election fraud claims: ‘Okay, Rudy, you’re in charge. Go wild, do anything you want. I don’t care’
Donald Trump very nearly booted his daughter and son-in-law from their White House adviser roles via Twitter, a new excerpt suggests on Wednesday.
An excerpt from Maggie Haberman’s forthcoming book ‘Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and The Breaking of America,’ which was published in the Washington Post, details how the former president would go out of his way to drive wedges between his famously tumultuous staff.
That included repeated efforts to get then-Chief of Staff John Kelly to fire Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, the report states.
Haberman also claims that, as president, Trump would leave even high-ranking officials like his Pentagon chief floored with suggestions like bombing ‘Mexican drug labs’ to help stop the flow of illegal drugs through the US’s southwestern border.
‘He raised it several times, eventually asking a stunned Defense Secretary Mark Esper whether the United States could indeed bomb the labs,’ the Post’s excerpt reads.
Trump reportedly said the illegal drug crisis would be solved by putting ‘lead to target.’
The New York Times journalists’ upcoming book also paints a much different picture of the close public relationship the ex-president appeared to share with his relatives-turned-White House advisers.
‘In meetings with Kelly and [White House Counsel Don] McGahn, Trump gave instructions to essentially fire the pair,’ the book states of Ivanka and Jared.
Donald Trump reportedly tried to drive a wedge between staffers in his famously tumultuous White House
That included pressuring then-Chief of Staff John Kelly and former White House Counsel Don McGahn to fire his daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner
But the officials were reportedly worried Trump would hang them out to dry if his children fought back for their jobs.
‘At one point, Trump was about to write on Twitter that his daughter and son-in-law were leaving the White House,’ Haberman claims.
‘Kelly stopped him, saying Trump had to talk to them directly before doing so. Trump agreed, then never followed up with the conversation.’
It’s not clear when the exchanges took place, but McGahn departed the White House in 2018 while Kelly left in 2019.
Trump also reportedly told his then-lawyer Rudy Giuliani of promoting his election fraud claims: ‘Okay, Rudy, you’re in charge. Go wild, do anything you want. I don’t care.’
The revelations come from New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman’s forthcoming book on Trump’s rise in the business world and later the political sphere
Giuliani is now embroiled in multiple legal probes over those efforts, as well as a billion-dollar defamation lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems.
Another excerpt, which was obtained by the Daily Beast, suggests Trump made a vulgar remark about transgender genitalia while preparing for a debate with Hillary Clinton in 2016.
To get ready for the town hall-style forum, Trump’s then-adviser Reince Priebus roleplayed as a female transgender student and asked Trump if that student should be allowed to use the girl’s bathroom.
Trump asked whether the student in theory still had a penis.
‘C***ed or dec***ed?’ he reportedly inquired.
He allegedly sought to explain himself with ‘a chopping gesture’ upon being met with ‘blank’ confusion.
‘With c*** or without c***?’ Trump asked again.
When advisers asked why it mattered what genitalia the student had, the former president countered: ‘What if a girl was in the bathroom and someone came in, lifted up a skirt, and a schlong was hanging out?’
Haberman’s book reportedly details a long history of homophobic and hypersexualized comments coming from Trump, with many reportedly believing he was ‘trying to shock’ in his interactions.
A more recent excerpt claims he went out of his way to point out his former adviser Jason Miller’s degree of heterosexuality.
He apparently said Miller ‘likes the ladies’ during a meeting with them and former Vice President Mike Pence.
‘You know how sometimes someone turns out to be gay later and you knew? This guy, he isn’t even like one percent gay,’ Trump reportedly said of Miller.
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