H.R. McMaster has run into some trouble since being nominated by President Trump and then confirmed as National Security Advisor. Now, a shocking new report claims McMaster belittled the president’s intelligence, referring to Trump as an ‘idiot, ‘dope,’ and ‘kindergartner.’
From Daily Caller:
National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster belittled President Donald Trump at a private dinner, according to a Monday report from BuzzFeed.
McMaster reportedly made the comments during a July dinner with Oracle CEO Safra Catz. The BuzzFeed report cited four sources who heard about the exchange from Catz. These sources told BuzzFeed that McMaster called his boss an “idiot,” a “dope” and said Trump had the intelligence of a “kindergartner.”
National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton and a top Oracle executive both denied that McMaster made these disparaging comments.
More, per BuzzFeed:
A sixth source who was not familiar with the details of the dinner told BuzzFeed News that McMaster had made similarly derogatory comments about Trump’s intelligence to him in private, including that the president lacked the necessary brainpower to understand the matters before the National Security Council.
Both Oracle and the Trump administration heatedly denied the comments that Catz later recounted.
“Actual participants in the dinner deny that General McMaster made any of the comments attributed to him by anonymous sources. Those false comments represent the diametric opposite of General McMaster’s actual views,” said Michael Anton, a spokesman for the National Security Council.
Hmm. Who is to be believed here?