Donald Trump — you either love him or hate him. He has been a mighty controversial president so far and the source of many scandals. Sadly, some of those scandals have involved his colleagues. He has said pretty awful things about some of them and they’re fired right back.
Plenty of Trump’s critics’ remarks must have offended the president, but perhaps none more than his co-workers’. Keep reading to find out what awful things some of Trump’s supposed allies said about him and decide for yourself if they had grounds.
1. Rupert Murdoch
In December 2017, Trump called his friend and advisor Rupert Murdoch after he met with a high-level delegation from Silicon Valley, according to the Daily Mail. Murdoch asked Trump how the meeting went and the two began talking about extending visas to the delegation with whom Trump met.
They didn’t see eye to eye on the subject and when Murdoch hung up he shrugged and said, ”What a f***ing idiot.” With friends like that who needs enemies?
Next: You won’t believe who said this one.
2. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
According to NBC News Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Trump a moron. Tillerson supposedly made the remark after a Pentagon meeting in July 2016, and he never denied it. He basically ignored the allegation from the press, praising the president’s foreign policy and saying, “I’m not going to deal with petty stuff like that.”
Apparently, Trump didn’t give a rat’s a** about Tillerson’s comment — he called the report “fake news” and said he had “total confidence in Rex.”
Next: An ongoing feud
3. Senator Bob Corker
President Trump and Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) have been feuding for a while now, according to CNN. In October 2017, shortly after Corker announced he would retire, Trump tweeted that he said no to Bob Corker’s request to be Secretary of State and that Corker had “begged” Trump for an endorsement for re-election.
Corker had a doozy of a retort to Trump’s tweets about the matter, tweeting, “It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.” Corker also gave The New York Times an interview during which he stated that Trump is not fit for office — and that we will likely end up in WWIII because of his recklessness.
Next: A daughter’s digs
4. Ivanka Trump
Yes, even the president’s daughter Ivanka — the wife of his senior advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner — had something mean to say about her dad. According to Michael Wolff’s book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, she made fun of the president’s hair.
Here’s what Wolff had to say about her remarks, “She often described the mechanics behind it to friends: an absolutely clean pate – a contained island after scalp-reduction surgery – surrounded by a furry circle of hair around the sides and front, from which all ends are drawn up to meet in the center and then swept back and secured by a stiffening spray. The color, she would point out in comical effect, was from a product called Just for Men – the longer it was left on, the darker it got.”
Next: Foot-in-mouth disease
5. Steve Bannon
Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon apparently said plenty of things about the president — and his family — in earshot of author Michael Wolff, because he is quoted frequently in the book Fire and Fury. According to Wolff — and The New York Times — Bannon called Ivanka “dumb as a brick,” accused Donald Trump Jr. of being “treasonous” regarding the Russian affair, and said Trump was “not going to make it.”
Next: Jolly not happy
6. Former Republican Congressman David Jolly
CNN interviewed former Republican Representative David Jolly, and he had some pretty bad things to say about Trump. During the interview he said, “The question is are we dealing with a president who is — electorally qualified, of course — intellectually qualified? This is not a president who practices in details nor understands the finer points of domestic policy or foreign policy.”
Next: Hot mic reveals true feelings
7. Mayor John Giles
According to the Washington Examiner. Mayor John Giles of Mesa, Ariz., didn’t hide his contempt for Trump when he called him an “idiot” and encouraged Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Mesa, Ariz., to run for president. When Flake was talking to Giles at a tax reform event, a hot mic caught Flake saying, “If we become the party of Roy Moore and Donald Trump, we are toast.”
Next: Romney’s remarks
8. Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney
When Mitt Romney made a speech during the 2016 Republican presidential primary campaign, he talked about Trump rather badly. In it, Romney said that Trump “has neither the temperament nor the judgment to be president,” according to The Washington Post.
He added, “I’m afraid that when it comes to foreign policy [Trump] is very, very not smart.” Oddly, Romney interviewed for Secretary of State, a position in which he would have been responsible for implementing Trump’s “very, very not smart” policy. Rex Tillerson got the job.
Next: Graham’s gripe
9. Senator Lindsey Graham
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) was offended by Trump’s reaction to the Charlottesville, Va., protest over the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. According to Politifact, when Graham heard Trump’s remark after the event he said, “Many Republicans do not agree with and will fight back against the idea that the Party of Lincoln has a welcome mat out for the David Dukes of the world.”
In addition, Senator John McCain tweeted, “There’s no moral equivalency between racists & Americans standing up to defy hate & bigotry. The President of the United States should say so.”
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