Reporter backs up Woodward -- and claims 'multiple' White House officials say Trump calls Sessions 'retarded'
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions joins White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer for the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 27, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump this week denied that he ever called Attorney General Jeff Sessions "mentally retarded," as has been alleged in Bob Woodward's explosive new book called, "Fear: Trump in the White House."


In particular, Trump said that he not only has never called Sessions "retarded," but he has also never used that word to describe anyone.

However, a Huffington Post review of Trump's interviews with shock jock Howard Stern found that Trump regularly called people "retarded," despite the president's denials.

What's more, Axios reporter Jonathan Swan has backed up Woodward's account of Trump's insults toward Sessions, and he writes on Twitter that several Trump officials have told him that Trump does, in fact, regularly call his own attorney general "retarded."

"His denials of his Sessions comments aren’t remotely credible," writes Swan. "Multiple former senior officials who’ve heard similar versions of them first hand have recounted them to me."

Woodward also reports in his book that Trump mocks Sessions' Southern accent and bitterly complains that he didn't graduate from an Ivy League law school.