Trump rips NYT for ‘total fiction’ report on president’s bumbling White House life
President Donald Trump again attacked the New York Times, this time for a devastating report that shed light on his administration’s bumbling inner workings.
The president dismissed the report late Monday morning as “total fiction” and accused reporters Maggie Haberman and Glenn Thrush of making up sources.
The failing @nytimes writes total fiction concerning me. They have gotten it wrong for two years, and now are making up stories & sources!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 6, 2017
The report claims Trump clocks out at 6:30 p.m. and spends the rest of the evening watching TV alone, often wearing a bathrobe and marking up newspaper stories with a Sharpie.
His aides then meet in darkened offices, the report claims, because they haven’t figured out how to operate the light switches yet.
The report also claims Trump signed an executive order elevating his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, to the National Security Council without being briefed on its contents.
The article does not cite any named sources for those claims but relies solely on anonymous sources.