Trump Jr. pushes back on report Trump didn't know who Boehner was: 'More lies'

Trump Jr. pushes back on report Trump didn't know who Boehner was: 'More lies'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpO'Rourke: Trump driving global, U.S. economy into recession Manchin: Trump has 'golden opportunity' on gun reforms Objections to Trump's new immigration rule wildly exaggerated MORE's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpDick Cheney to attend fundraiser supporting Trump reelection: report House chairman warns foreign governments to 'cease and desist' spending money at Trump properties Chris Cuomo: 'I should be better than the guys baiting me' MORE, on Wednesday pushed back against the assertion in an upcoming book that his father didn't know who former House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was after he was elected president.

"More lies, go back and look, BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerLobbyists race to cash in on cannabis boom Rising star Ratcliffe faces battle to become Trump's intel chief This little engine delivers results for DC children MORE and #potus spent time together well before the election. Just another pathetic attempt to smear @realDonaldTrump," Trump Jr. tweeted, adding "#fakenews" to the post.

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An excerpt from Michael Wolff’s upcoming book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” published by New York Magazine on Wednesday claimed that former Fox News head Roger Ailes suggested to Trump the day after the 2016 election that he choose Boehner as his chief of staff.

“You need a son of a bitch as your chief of staff,” Ailes reportedly told Trump. “And you need a son of a bitch who knows Washington. You’ll want to be your own son of a bitch, but you don’t know Washington.”

When Ailes suggested Boehner, Trump reportedly asked: "Who's that?"

Trump has tweeted about Boehner, who retired from Congress in 2015, for years, including mocking him in 2015 for crying publicly.