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Trump lashes out at NYT reporter Maggie Haberman as her new book about him is released

Former president Donald Trump has publicly lambasted New York Times reporter and biographer Maggie Haberman over her new book about him, which was released on Tuesday.

The book, titled “Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America”, follows the life of Donald Trump and paints a picture of how his upbringing led to his eventful presidency, as well as his post-White House life.

Axios has called Haberman’s new release, “the book Trump fears most,” and early reviews give a glimpse into some of the damning moments Haberman writes about.

Haberman describes an incident in which Trump reportedly attempted to gain access to her phone records when he became frustrated with her relentless coverage of his presidency.

“Trump, angry about my published stories, would bellow that he wanted administration officials to obtain my phone records and identify my sources,” she writes. “It did not appear that anyone ever acted on it.”

Ahead of the Tuesday release, Trump has taken to his own social media platform, Truth Social, to voice his displeasure at her reporting of him. 

“Here we go again! Another Fake book is out, this one, supposedly very boring and stale, by self appointed head case, Failing (unfunded liability!) New York Times writer, Maggie Hagerman,” Trump wrote on Friday. “In it she tells many made up stories, with zero fact checking or confirmation by anyone who would know, like me. In one case she lies about me wanting to fire my daughter, Ivanka, and Jared. WRONG, pure fiction. Never even crossed my mind. Just have to fight trouble making creeps like Maggie, and all the rest!”

In a separate post, Trump once again railed against Haberman, this time giving her a nickname.

“Maggot Hagerman of the Unfunded Liability plagued New York Times is my self appointed Biographer, even though she got the Russia, Russia, Russia Hoax & the Mueller Report conclusion completely wrong, & refused to write about the FACT that the Democrats spied on my campaign, Lied to Congress, & Cheated and Lied to the FISA Court.,” he wrote.

He added, “Maggot was also duped on Impeachment Hoax #1 & Impeachment Hoax #2, & said in 2016 that, ‘Trump will NOT run for President.’ She is a bad writer with very bad sources!”

Haberman has appeared on several television interviews ahead of her book’s release, confirming she stands by her reporting. 

ARTICLE: LAURA SPIVAK

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: NEWSWEEK

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