Trump disputes report that he calls Sessions 'Mr. Magoo'

Trump disputes report that he calls Sessions 'Mr. Magoo'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Trump sells U.N. reorganizing and Kavanaugh allegations dominate Ex-Trump staffer out at CNN amid “false and defamatory accusations” Democrats opposed to Pelosi lack challenger to topple her MORE disputed a February report by The Washington Post that he calls Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsDem warns Trump: 'Obstruction of justice' to fire Rosenstein Donald Trump’s Rosenstein dilemma White House proposes executive order to Trump that would examine tech companies’ practices MORE “Mr. Magoo,” saying that he doesn’t know of the character.

“The Washington Post said I refer to Jeff Sessions as ‘Mr. Magoo’ and Rod RosensteinRod Jay RosensteinFormer federal prosecutor joins Kavanaugh accuser's legal team Dem warns Trump: 'Obstruction of justice' to fire Rosenstein FBI group defends agents amid Trump’s attacks MORE as ‘Mr. Peepers,’ ” Trump tweeted Saturday.

“This is ‘according to people with whom the president has spoken.’ There are no such people and don’t know these characters...just more Fake & Disgusting News to create ill will!” he continued.

 

 

The Post reported that Trump calls Sessions by the name of the decades-old cartoon character, a bumbling elderly man who ends up in comic situations largely because of his severe nearsightedness.

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The newspaper has also reported that Trump called Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein “Mr. Peepers,” the title character of a 1950s sitcom about a meek school teacher who often ends up in embarrassing situations.

Trump has often attacked the Post as “fake news,” along with other major newspapers like The New York Times.

The denial comes amid reports that Trump is considering firing Rosenstein after the FBI raid on the office of Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen.

Rosenstein personally signed off on the raid. He appointed special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE last year and has oversight over the probe after Sessions recused himself from the investigation.