President Trump slammed New York Times’ White House reporter Maggie Haberman, who plans to release “Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America,” a potently critical reflection of the 45th president, in October.
“Here we go again!” Trump wrote on Friday in a statement shared to Truth Social. “Another Fake book is out, this one, supposedly very boring and stale, by self appointed head case, Failing (unfunded liability!) New York Times writer…In it she tells many made up stories, with zero fact checking or confirmation by anyone who would know, like me.”
In 2020, Breitbart reported that Haberman, who reported on Trump for over 20 years via several mainstream publications like Politico and the New York Post, netted a book deal with Penguin Press.
However, according to Trump, Haberman’s book is positioned to be little more than a political hit piece. “In one case she lies about me wanting to fire my daughter, Ivanka, and Jared,” Trump continued in his statement. “WRONG, pure fiction. Never even crossed my mind.”
A report from the New York Intelligencer ascertained that Haberman has long been considered a chief chronicler on Trump. Yet, her book is rife with outlandish stories that Trump says were written without “fact checking or confirmation.”
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Haberman previously garnered a Pulitzer Prize for her reporting on now-debunked accusations of collusion between Russian assets and President Trump, per Fox News.
Fox News’ Sean Hannity pointed out, “Not only did they get it wrong, they got fake Pulitzer prizes for the efforts. So Maggie Haberman, if you have any integrity, The New York Times if you have any integrity, give them back.”
In October 2021, Trump eviscerated the integrity of the Pulitzer Prizes awarded to the staff of the New York Times and Washington Post in light of evidence that catastrophically punched holes in the claims of “Russian collusion.”
“I call on the Pulitzer Prize Board to immediately rescind the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting awarded to the staffs of The New York Times and The Washington Post, which was based on false reporting of a non-existent link between the Kremlin and the Trump Campaign,” Trump stated in 2021.
Trump maintained that the “high standard of accountability” and the “integrity” of the Pulitzer Prize’s namesake were “compromised.”
Haberman’s book is set to release in October, but President Trump isn’t backing down.
“Just have to fight trouble making creeps like Maggie, and all the rest!” he concluded in his Truth Social statement.