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 TrumpCoast Guard chief: 'Unacceptable' that service members must rely on food pantries, donations amid shutdown Dem lawmaker apologizes after saying it's never been legal in US to force people to work for free Grassley to hold drug pricing hearing MORE's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpPavlich: Mueller’s indictment of the media Dem senator: 'Putin had something on' Trump which may account for 'plainly false' statements Russian pop star linked to Trump Tower meeting cancels US tour 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 BoehnerCannabis company says CBS refused to run its Super Bowl ad advocating for medical marijuana Breaking the impasse on shutdown, border security McCarthy, allies retaliate against Freedom Caucus leader 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.