President Trump wants everyone to know he has dirt on his former economic adviser.
During a Fox & Friends interview Thursday morning, host Brian Kilmeade suggested to Trump that Gary Cohn, the former director of the National Economic Council, might have been one of the sources for Bob Woodward's explosive book Fear. Trump responded that he "could very well have been." Cohn is a major player in the Woodward book, which details a White House in chaos: One section describes him stealing documents off the president's desk so he can't sign them.
But Trump took it a step further, suggesting he's got some things he wants to reveal about Cohn himself. "I can tell stories about him like you wouldn't believe," Trump said of Cohn, without elaborating.
Cohn has publicly stated that Woodward's book is not accurate and that he's proud of his time spent in the White House, but the president didn't seem to buy that denial. "But what does that mean?" Trump said of Cohn's statement. He also suggested Cohn never believed in him anyway, saying he never thought Trump would be able to re-negotiate trade deals with Mexico and Canada. Watch Trump's comments below. Brendan Morrow
TRUMP: One of the things I have done I educated the public as to the dishonesty of the fake news media. They make up sources!
KILMEADE: Well it looks like Rob Porter & Gary Cohn were sources for the Woodward book
TRUMP: They could have been, they could have been... pic.twitter.com/kbH4wteIve
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 11, 2018