President Donald Trump on Saturday fired off a tweet array slamming the journalist who published this week’s explosive report that claimed he had disparaged slain American soldiers buried in France, calling the reporter a “slimeball.”
In a pair of angry tweets, Trump suggested that the author of the report, The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, may have been working with “disgruntled people” intent on seeing him lose reelection. He compared the magazine story to the controversial dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele in 2016, which alleged that Russia had compromising material on Trump.
“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,” Trump tweeted without mentioning Goldberg by name.
“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. So many other scams also. The Radical Far Left is VICIOUS, they will do or say anything to win. But they won’t, we will WIN, & have four great years!”
Despite Trump’s denials and angry rants, multiple news outlets have confirmed certain details of the Atlantic story.
Democrats say the story is further proof that he is not fit to serve as commander in chief.
“If what is written in The Atlantic is true, it’s disgusting,” Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Friday. “It affirms what most of us believe to be true, that Donald Trump is not fit to be the commander in chief.”
….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. So many other scams also. The Radical Far Left is VICIOUS, they will do or say anything to win. But they won’t, we will WIN, & have four great years!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2020