A forthcoming book about President Donald Trump’s White House first drew headlines on Wednesday when early excerpts quoted former Trump strategist Steve Bannon calling Donald Trump Jr.’s 2016 meeting with Russians “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.”
In the book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” Bannon told Wolff, “They’re going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV.”
Trump responded with a searing statement minimizing Bannon’s role in the White House and saying he’s “lost his mind.”
Now, another passage from the book — which was obtained by MSNBC — revealed that Trump referred to former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates using a derogatory and profane nickname for female genitalia. Yates was fired by Trump shortly after his inauguration after she declared she would not defend Trump’s Muslim travel ban, and had told Justice Department lawyers not to do so either. Yates was notified via a hand-delivered letter. The travel ban — and subsequent revised versions — have been repeatedly blocked in court.
Yates also said she had warned the White House about then-national security advisor Michael Flynn lying about his contacts with Russians being vulnerable to blackmail by the Kremlin.
“’And Trump conceived an early, obsessive antipathy for Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates — she was, he steamed, ‘such a c**t,’” MSNBC’s Craig Melvin read on Wednesday, quoting the book except.
“How are Republicans going to defend against that?” he asked.
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