Trump Jr. pushes back on report Trump didn't know who Boehner was: 'More lies'

Trump Jr. pushes back on report Trump didn't know who Boehner was: 'More lies'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: 'Sheet metal and garbage' everywhere in Haiti MORE's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpIntel Dem decries White House 'gag order' after Bannon testimony House Intel Dem: Bannon asserted ‘very novel’ definition of executive privilege during testimony 'Total free-for-all' as Bannon clashes with Intel members MORE, on Wednesday pushed back against the assertion in an upcoming book that his father didn't know who former House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was after he was elected president.

"More lies, go back and look, BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerDems face hard choice for State of the Union response Even some conservatives seem open to return to earmarks Overnight Finance: Trump, lawmakers take key step to immigration deal | Trump urges Congress to bring back earmarks | Tax law poised to create windfall for states | Trump to attend Davos | Dimon walks back bitcoin criticism MORE and #potus spent time together well before the election. Just another pathetic attempt to smear @realDonaldTrump," Trump Jr. tweeted, adding "#fakenews" to the post.

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An excerpt from Michael Wolff’s upcoming book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” published by New York Magazine on Wednesday claimed that former Fox News head Roger Ailes suggested to Trump the day after the 2016 election that he choose Boehner as his chief of staff.

“You need a son of a bitch as your chief of staff,” Ailes reportedly told Trump. “And you need a son of a bitch who knows Washington. You’ll want to be your own son of a bitch, but you don’t know Washington.”

When Ailes suggested Boehner, Trump reportedly asked: "Who's that?"

Trump has tweeted about Boehner, who retired from Congress in 2015, for years, including mocking him in 2015 for crying publicly.