Trump said 'who the f--- are you' to GOP lawmaker after criticism of tweets: New book

President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio Democrats debate in Ohio: Who came out on top? MORE reacted angrily to a Republican congressman who challenged him on false claims about the size of his inauguration crowd, responding, "Who the f--- are you?" according to a new book.

The anecdote is included in a new book by Politico reporters Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer titled "A Hill To Die On."

Rep. Bill PoseyWilliam (Bill) Joseph PoseyTensions flare as Democrats urge consumer bureau to boost penalties Conservatives ask Barr to lay out Trump's rationale for census question Biz groups target Florida voters ahead of Democratic debates in Miami MORE (R-Fla.) reportedly urged the president to stop the "tweets and whining about crowd size" at his inauguration, prompting Trump to respond, "Who the f--- are you?" before repeating the falsehood that he had the "biggest inauguration" ever, according to an excerpt from the book mentioned by The Washington Post.


The book also features an Oval Office interview with Trump in which he tells the authors that he was largely unbothered by the Democrats’ victory in the 2018 midterms, saying legislative quid pro quos among various factions of the Republican caucus made legislation impossible even with his party in control.

"Now, I just say 'Hey, folks, let’s go. Give me legislation. Let me see. And if we like it, we’ll work on it,'" Trump told Sherman and Palmer, according to the Post.

Trump also told the authors that if Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump-GOP tensions over Syria show signs of easing Democratic debate starts with immediate question on Trump impeachment White House, Pentagon, Giuliani reject House subpoenas MORE (D-Calif.) had failed to secure the votes among her caucus to assume the speakership, he would have asked his allies in the conservative House Freedom Caucus to contribute enough votes to put her over the top.

The book also delves into the relationship between House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthy10 top Republicans who continue to deny the undeniable Furious Republicans prepare to rebuke Trump on Syria Five ways Trump's Syria decision spells trouble MORE (R-Calif.) and House Minority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseFurious Republicans prepare to rebuke Trump on Syria Five ways Trump's Syria decision spells trouble Cheney slated to introduce bill to place sanctions on Turkey MORE (R-La.) as they jockeyed to succeed retiring Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanAmash: Trump incorrect in claiming Congress didn't subpoena Obama officials Democrats hit Scalia over LGBTQ rights Three-way clash set to dominate Democratic debate MORE (R-Wis.).

Scalise gathered advisers and allies at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse to discuss possibly challenging McCarthy for the position of top Republican in the House, according to the book. McCarthy was reportedly furious when he discovered the dinner had taken place, but Scalise denied he was there. McCarthy told Scalise he had "had it" and would not serve on a divided leadership team.

"It’s completely inaccurate to suggest Whip Scalise lied to Leader McCarthy," Scalise spokesperson Lauren Fine told the Post.