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MSNBC host compiles list of White House officials who have reportedly insulted Trump

MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle on Tuesday put together a list of current and former officials in President Trump's administration who have reportedly insulted the president.

White House chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE called an NBC News report “total BS” on Monday after it claimed that he has called Trump “an idiot” on multiple occasions.

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“This is another pathetic attempt to smear people close to President TrumpDonald TrumpFBI says California extremist may have targeted Newsom House Democrat touts resolution to expel Marjorie Taylor Greene from Congress Facebook to dial back political content on platform MORE and distract from the administration’s many successes,” Kelly said in a White House statement on Monday.

Ruhle stood by her NBC News team’s reporting on Tuesday, saying “this is not a false story.”

To back up her point, Ruhle rounded up other reports of Trump officials insulting the president.

“John Kelly is not the first member of the Trump administration to call the president names,” she said.

NBC News reported last that October Former Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonBlinken tells State Department staff 'I have your back' Senate to vote Tuesday on Biden's secretary of State pick Biden must wait weekend for State Department pick MORE called Trump a “moron.” 

Former national security adviser H.R. McMaster reportedly mocked Trump’s intelligence at a private dinner with a tech CEO in November. BuzzFeed reported at the time that McMaster called Trump an “idiot” and a “dope” with the intelligence of a “kindergartner.”

When Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fire: Inside the Trump White House” was released in January, it quoted Trump’s former top economic adviser, Gary CohnGary David CohnOn The Money: Wall Street zeros in on Georgia runoffs | Seven states sue regulator over 'true lender' rule on interest rates | 2021 deficit on track to reach .3 trillion Former Trump economic aide Gary Cohn joins IBM The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - Trump OKs transition; Biden taps Treasury, State experience MORE, saying his boss was “dumb as shit.”

The book also reports that Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven MnuchinThe Hill's Morning Report - Biden argues for legislative patience, urgent action amid crisis On The Money: Senate confirms Yellen as first female Treasury secretary | Biden says he's open to tighter income limits for stimulus checks | Administration will look to expedite getting Tubman on bill Senate confirms Yellen as first female Treasury secretary MORE and former chief of staff Reince PriebusReinhold (Reince) Richard PriebusOn The Trail: Little GOP interest in post-election introspection Author: Meadows is history's worst White House chief of staff Ex-White House officials urge Trump to condemn violence at Capitol MORE both have referred to Trump as an “idiot.”

And former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reportedly called Trump a "moron" after a meeting at the Pentagon last year. 

While the White House and the officials have denied the claims, there is a pattern of senior officials insulting the president, Ruhle said.