President Trump on Saturday hit out at the ‘slimeball reporter’ who broke the story claiming that he disparaged wounded and fallen American soldiers as he was photographed in his motorcade arriving at his Virginia golf club.
‘You work so hard for the military, from completely rebuilding a depleted mess that was left by OBiden, to fixing a broken V.A. and fighting for large scale military pay raises, and then a slimeball reporter, maybe working with disgruntled people, makes up such a horrible charge,’ the president tweeted on Saturday.
The president compared The Atlantic story by Jeffrey Goldberg, the magazine’s editor-in-chief, to the controversial Steele Dossier, which some say triggered the Mueller investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 elections.
The politically explosive report, published on Thursday, claimed that the president called U.S. military heroes killed in battle ‘losers’ and ‘suckers’ – and that he turned down a trip to visit U.S. war dead in France due to the rain.
‘This reminds me of the Dirty Dossier, which was pushed hard by John McCain, & then with a thud turned out to be a total fraud,’ the president tweeted.