A friend and adviser of Donald Trump quoted in a controversial upcoming exposé of the White House calling the president “stupid” says the author put words in his mouth, casting doubt on other sensational claims that rocked the administration Wednesday, including that Trump didn’t want to win the election.
Thomas J. Barrack told the New York Times the quote attributed to him by Michael Wolff in “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” is “totally false.”
Wolff quoted Barrack telling a friend that the president is “not only crazy, he’s stupid.”
But Barrack commented Wednesday: “It’s clear to anyone who knows me that those aren’t my words and inconsistent with anything I’ve ever said.”
Barrack told the Times that Wolff never vetted the quotation with him for accuracy. (Read more from “Is Trump-Bannon Feud Based on Fake Quotes?” HERE)