White House director of legislative affairs Marc Short took shots at MSNBC during an interview with Hallie Jackson, informing her that MSNBC’s reporting on the president “isn’t accurate.”
Short explained that people are concerned about potential bias in the FBI, and cited former deputy director Andrew McCabe’s wife receiving sizable political donations from Clinton allies.
“I think there is a lot of concern about the person leading the investigation, whose wife was receiving $700,000 in political donations from the Clinton’s closest friends,” Short said. “I think those are concerns that people have.”
Jackson ceded that those donations might be concerning, but wondered if it was appropriate for Trump to call McCabe’s wife a “loser,” as NBC has reported.
“Should the president call her a ‘loser’?” Jackson asked. “Our reporting is, as you know, that the president called up Andrew McCabe, was very upset about James Comey getting that plane ride back from California after he got fired, and suggested he ask his wife how it feels to be a loser.”
“This may be a surprise to you but sometimes your reporting isn’t accurate,” Short replied. “I’m not aware of the president referring to her as a loser.”
Jackson argued that they have three sources saying Trump called her a “loser,” to which Short quipped, “Well, that’s great.”