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 TrumpTrump rips Dems' demands, impeachment talk: 'Witch Hunt continues!' Nevada Senate passes bill that would give Electoral College votes to winner of national popular vote The Hill's Morning Report - Pelosi remains firm despite new impeachment push 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 TillersonTillerson meets with House Foreign Affairs Committee Overnight Defense: Trump rails against media coverage | Calls reporting on Iran tensions 'highly inaccurate' | GOP senator blocking Trump pick for Turkey ambassador | Defense bill markup next week Trump frustrated with advisers over Iran, wants to speak to leaders in Tehran: report 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 CohnTrump officials slow-walk president's order to cut off Central American aid: report John Kelly had to break up argument between US trade officials: report The Hill's Morning Report — Dem ire at Barr intensifies MORE, saying his boss was “dumb as shit.”

The book also reports that Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinThe Hill's Morning Report - Pelosi remains firm despite new impeachment push Democrats sense new momentum in Trump tax return fight IRS draft memo found that agency must provide tax returns to Congress: report MORE and former chief of staff Reince PriebusReinhold (Reince) Richard PriebusNadler subpoenas Hope Hicks and McGahn's former aide for testimony Mueller didn't want Comey memos released out of fear Trump, others would change stories Forget the spin: Five unrefuted Mueller Report revelations 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.