Trump knocks MSNBC’s ‘Lyin’ Brian Williams’

President Trump aimed a string of attacks at MSNBC host Brian Williams on Thursday, blasting Williams over his past apology for making misstatements about his experience covering the war on terror in the Middle East.

The president wrote on Twitter that Williams “wouldn’t know the truth if it was nailed to his wooden forehead,” and posted a video containing news coverage of Williams’s suspension from NBC in February 2015 over his reporting of his personal experience covering the Iraq War.

“Remember when he lied about his bravery in a helicopter? Totally made up story. He’s a true dummy who was thrown off Network News like a dog. Stay tuned!” Trump tweeted.

Another tweet compared Williams to CNN’s Don Lemon, who the president has frequently attacked on Twitter, including insulting Lemon’s intelligence. 

“I must admit that Lyin’ Brian Williams is, while dumber than hell, quite a bit smarter than Fake News @CNN ‘anchorman’ Don Lemon, the ‘dumbest man on television’. Then you have Psycho Joe ‘What Ever Happened To Your Girlfriend?’ Scarborough, another of the low I.Q. individuals!” he tweeted. 

It was unclear what, if anything, had provoked the president’s late-night tweets. NBCUniversal representatives did not immediately return a request for comment.

Page Six reported in February that Williams, whose show airs on the network at 11 p.m., could possibly replace Chris Matthews in a 7 p.m. slot. Matthews announced his resignation from MSNBC in early March after being accused of “inappropriate behavior” by GQ columnist Laura Bassett.

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