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 John TrumpBiden says his faith is 'bedrock foundation of my life' after Trump claim Coronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame Ohio governor tests negative in second coronavirus test 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 TillersonThe four China strategies Trump or Biden will need to consider Trump flails as audience dwindles and ratings plummet How the US could respond to Russia's support of the Taliban 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 CohnFormer national economic council director: I agree with 50 percent of House Democrats' HEROES Act Sunday shows preview: Congress spars over next round of coronavirus relief; GOP seeks offensive after news of Flynn 'unmasking' The Memo: Speculation grows about Fauci's future MORE, saying his boss was “dumb as shit.”

The book also reports that Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinCoronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame On The Money: Pessimism grows as coronavirus talks go down to the wire | Jobs report poised to light fire under COVID-19 talks | Tax preparers warn unemployment recipients could owe IRS Top Democrats say postmaster confirmed changes to mail service amid delays MORE and former chief of staff Reince PriebusReinhold (Reince) Richard PriebusMeadows joins White House facing reelection challenges Trump names Mark Meadows as new chief of staff Mick Mulvaney's job security looks strong following impeachment 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.