According to a report by Buzzfeed, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster ridiculed President Donald Trump during a private dinner with the CEO of Oracle.
Four sources claim they overheard one of Trump’s most trusted advisers confide to CEO Safra Catz — who was under consideration for a job in the administration — that his boss was both an “idiot” and a dope,” adding that Trump has the smarts of a “kindergartner.”
A separate source also claimed McMaster disparaged Trump in a private conversation, saying he didn’t have the intellectual firepower to understand national security issues.
Spokespersons for both the National Security Council and Oracle deny the claims, with NSC spokesman Michael Anton issuing a statement saying, “Actual participants in the dinner deny that General McMaster made any of the comments attributed to him by anonymous sources. Those false comments represent the diametric opposite of General McMaster’s actual views.”
McMaster’s critical comments would not be the first delivered in private by a Trump cabinet member.
In October, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was reportedly considering quitting, no longer wishing to work for Trump and calling him a “moron.”
You can read the whole Buzzfeed report here.