President Donald Trump called former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates the C-word, according to a new book.
Author Michael Wolff’s new book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” recalled Trump’s alleged comment, notes MSNBC:
And Trump conceived an early, obsessive antipathy for Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, she was, he steamed, “such a c**t.”
Trump fired Yates in 2017 after she informed the White House that then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had lied to the FBI; Flynn was criminally charged in December 2017.
Another except from Wolff’s book, published by New York Magazine, said that Trump did not want to learn about the U.S. Constitution:
Everybody in his rich-guy social circle knew about his wide-ranging ignorance. Early in the campaign, Sam Nunberg was sent to explain the Constitution to the candidate. “I got as far as the Fourth Amendment,” Nunberg recalled, “before his finger is pulling down on his lip and his eyes are rolling back in his head.”
The book also said that Trump didn’t know who John Boehner was:
Ailes, a veteran of the Nixon, Reagan, and Bush 41 administrations, tried to impress on Trump the need to create a White House structure that could serve and protect him. “You need a son of a bitch as your chief of staff,” he told Trump. “And you need a son of a bitch who knows Washington. You’ll want to be your own son of a bitch, but you don’t know Washington.” Ailes had a suggestion: John Boehner, who had stepped down as Speaker of the House only a year earlier.
“Who’s that?” asked Trump.