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New book claims Trump called Sally Yates the c-word

Greg Nash

President Trump called former acting Attorney General Sally Yates “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.”

{mosads}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.’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 Bannon 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.” 

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