Trump lashes out at report Ivanka Trump, Kushner helped push McGahn out: ‘So wrong’

Trump lashes out at report Ivanka Trump, Kushner helped push McGahn out: ‘So wrong’
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpPentagon update to missile defense doctrine will explore space-base technologies, lasers to counter threats Giuliani: 'I never said there was no collusion' between the Trump campaign and Russia Former congressmen, RNC members appointed to Trump administration roles MORE on Thursday went after The New York Times for implying that the president’s daughter Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie Trump'Vice' director shrugs off report that Ivanka and Jared walked out of screening Former PepsiCo CEO being considered for World Bank chief post: report White House announces reduced delegation to travel to Davos amid shutdown MORE and her husband Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerMore than Mueller: Senators must ask Barr about criminal justice policy Christie says Trump is surrounded by 'revolving door' of 'grifters' and 'felons' 'Vice' director shrugs off report that Ivanka and Jared walked out of screening MORE helped push White House counsel Don McGahn out.

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“Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner had NOTHING to do with the so called 'pushing out' of Don McGahn.The Fake News Media has it, purposely,so wrong!” the president tweeted.

“They love to portray chaos in the White House when they know that chaos doesn’t exist-just a ‘smooth running machine’ with changing parts!” he continued.

The New York Times reported Wednesday that White House advisers Ivanka Trump and Kushner had been critics of the departing McGahn.

The Times reported that Ivanka had complained to the president about an earlier report alleging that members of the White House were previously unaware of the extent of McGhan’s cooperation with special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE’s probe into possible collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia.

The Times story has since cited a person close to Ivanka pushing back on the report, saying she had not criticized McGahn for speaking with Mueller and had not played a role in his departure. It also includes the president’s own tweet on the subject.

McGahn's lawyer told The Washington Post last week that McGahn had not incriminated the president in his testimony to Mueller.

The president’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani had previously claimed on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that McGahn was a “strong witness” for Trump.

The president has often lashed out at the Times for coverage that he does not like.

His Thursday tweet was one in a series of attacks on the news media. 

Trump also lashed out at CNN and NBC News in tweets while saying he “cannot state strongly enough how totally dishonest much of the Media is. Truth doesn’t matter to them, they only have their hatred & agenda. This includes fake books, which come out about me all the time, always anonymous sources, and are pure fiction. Enemy of the People!”