Following an early Saturday morning Twitter rant by President Donald Trump, palace intrigue centered upon which former staffer was accused of being a “drunk/drugged up loser.”
Two former advisors were listed by name in the story, longtime political confidante Roger Stone and campaign advisor Sam Nunberg.
Both denied being the target of the commander-in-chief’s social media bullying.
Now, the New York Times correspondent Maggie Haberman — who was also a target of Trump’s Twitter abuse — has offered her analysis.
“Trump is referring to Sam Nunberg in his tweet,” Haberman reported. “He’s too aware of what Stone could do to him to be that direct.”
Following the revelation, Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, asked, “Donald Trump is afraid of Roger Stone?”
“For years,” Haberman replied.
The former federal prosecutor had a follow-up question, asking, “Who else?“
As of publication, the Times journalist had yet to respond.
See the tweet below:
A few things – Trump is referring to @NunbergSam in his tweet. He’s too aware of what Stone could do to him to be that direct. Also, Trump has been abusive to all his staffers at various points, but continues to greet @CLewandowski_ better than most https://t.co/coxNMRVCUl
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) April 21, 2018