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New book claims Trump called Sally Yates the c-word

President TrumpDonald TrumpFranklin Graham says Trump comeback would 'be a very tough thing to do' Man suspected in wife's disappearance accused of casting her ballot for Trump Stefanik: Cheney is 'looking backwards' MORE called former acting Attorney General Sally YatesSally Caroline YatesSally Yates: I never thought that I'd be saying, 'Yeah, go Liz Cheney' ABC lands first one-on-one TV interview with Garland since confirmation Appointing a credible, non-partisan Jan. 6 commission should not be difficult MORE "a c---" before firing her, according to an explosive new book about the Trump administration.

An excerpt of Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” obtained by MSNBC contained the anecdote.

“Trump conceived an early, obsessive antipathy for Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates,” the book reads. “She was, he steamed, ‘such a c---.’”

One of Trump’s first actions as president was firing Yates after she refused to have the Justice Department uphold his initial travel ban that blocked people from seven majority-Muslim countries.

Yates has since been an outspoken critic of Trump, condemning his attacks on the FBI and Justice Department. She tweeted Tuesday that Trump calling Justice Department officials “deep state” and suggesting they look into his political opponents is “beyond abnormal” and “dangerous.”

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The new book, which will be published next week, contained quotes and interviews from people close to Trump, including numerous bombshell accounts about the campaign and presidency.

Former chief strategist Stephen Bannon was heavily featured in excerpts published Wednesday, calling Donald Trump Jr.Don TrumpBook claims Trump family members were 'inappropriately' close with Secret Service agents Trump Jr. shares edited video showing father knocking Biden down with golf ball Trump: 'I can't imagine' any Republican would beat me in 2024 primary if I run MORE’s 2016 meeting with Russians “treasonous,” and predicting that the Russia probe would “crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV.”

Trump fired back at Bannon, issuing a blistering statement in which he accused his former aide of “leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was.”

Steve BannonStephen (Steve) Kevin BannonMcCarthy claims no one 'questioning the legitimacy' of the 2020 election The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Emergent BioSolutions - Upbeat jobs data, relaxed COVID-19 restrictions offer rosier US picture Veteran accused in alleged border wall scheme faces new charges MORE has nothing to do with me or my presidency,” Trump said in the statement. “When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind."