President Trump continued to fight the story published by the Atlantic, claiming that he disparaged American soldiers killed in combat by calling them “suckers” and “losers.” The incumbent took to Twitter on Saturday to counter the Atlantic story, saying it was a fraud and a hoax. He compared it to Christopher Steele’s report, which was paid for by Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign.
“This reminds me of the Dirty Dossier, which was pushed hard by John McCain, and then with a thud turned out to be a total fraud,” Trump Tweeted.
He said the allegations were a “bad story” created by a “slimeball reporter” working for disgruntled people. President Trump added that nobody felt “more strongly” for the American soldiers than he did.
“It’s a hoax, just like the fake dossier was a hoax, just like the “Russia, Russia, Russia” was a hoax. It was a total hoax,” Trump continued.
He also accused the Radical Left of possibly doing anything to win the elections.
“But they won’t, we will WIN, and have four great years!”
Current and former Trump administration officials joined him in condemning the Atlantic story.
The POTUS had earlier called for the firing of the Fox News reporter, Jennifer Griffins, who claimed to have “confirmed” parts of the story.
“Jennifer Griffin should be fired for this kind of reporting,” Trump tweeted on Friday. “Never even called us for comment. @FoxNews is gone!”
He had also called The Atlantic a “terrible magazine,” saying he just discovered it and has never read it.
“To think that I would make statements negative to our military and our fallen heroes … it is a disgraceful situation by a magazine that’s a terrible magazine,” President Trump said. “I don’t read it, but I just heard about it.”
Despite objection from President Trump, the Atlantic reporter insists his story is authentic, citing “credible anonymous sources.”