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 TrumpCNN's Don Lemon explains handling of segment after Trump criticism NPR reporter after Pompeo clash: Journalists don't interview government officials to score 'political points' Lawyer says Parnas can't attend Senate trial due to ankle bracelet MORE's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump allies to barnstorm Iowa for caucuses Comedians post fake Army recruitment posters featuring Trump Jr. Trump Jr., Ivanka garner support in hypothetical 2024 poll 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 BoehnerA time for war, a time for peace — and always a time to defend America Esper's chief of staff to depart at end of January Soleimani killing deepens distrust between Trump, Democrats 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.