Omarosa book: Trump called Montenegro prime minister a ‘whiny punk b----’

Omarosa book: Trump called Montenegro prime minister a ‘whiny punk b----’
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: I hope voters pay attention to Dem tactics amid Kavanaugh fight South Korea leader: North Korea agrees to take steps toward denuclearization Graham calls handling of Kavanaugh allegations 'a drive-by shooting' MORE referred to Montenegro's prime minister as a "whiny punk bitch" after video of Trump appearing to shove the foreign leader went viral following last year's NATO summit, former White House aide Omarosa Manigault NewmanOmarosa Onee Manigault NewmanWoodward book breaks 93-year publishing record Stormy Daniels announces new tell-all book: 'Full Disclosure' Women wield sizable power in ‘Me Too’ midterms MORE claims in her new book.

In excerpts from “Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House" obtained by the New York Daily News, Manigault Newman questions her former boss over video that appears to show Trump grabbing the arm of Prime Minister Duško Marković as he moves toward the front of a group of leaders.


“I asked him, ‘You came off a little aggressive. Why did you do that?’ ” Manigault Newman writes.

“Oh, he’s just a whiny punk bitch," Trump responded, according to Manigault Newman.

Video of the incident went viral last year, with social media users questioning whether the U.S. president had shoved his way to the front of the group of leaders.

Trump also faced criticism earlier this year when he referred to Montenegro as "a tiny country with very strong people" who might start World War III.

"Montenegro is a tiny country with very strong people. ... They are very aggressive people, they may get aggressive, and congratulations, you are in World War III," Trump said last month while appearing to question the purpose of NATO's Article 5, which states that an attack on one member is an attack on all.

The country's former president, Ranko Krivokapić, fired back, telling reporters that Trump was the "strangest president in the history of the United States."

"With this kind of president, with his knowledge of foreign policy, who knows what is going on?” he added. “Foreign policy is not his big thing."

Trump weathered similar criticism at home over the incident, with GOP Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainTrump administration weakens methane pollution standards for drilling on public lands Another recession could hit US in 2019, says credit union association chief R-E-S-P-E-C-T: One legacy of Franklin and McCain is up to us MORE (Ariz.) accusing Trump of playing in to Russian President Vladimir Putin's hands.

Trump has faced criticism for his tense relationships with leaders of foreign countries considered to be U.S. allies, including Canada's prime minister, whom Trump personally called out on Twitter after a NATO summit in June.

The president referred to Justin Trudeau on Twitter as "meek and mild" earlier this year after disagreeing with Trudeau on trade issues at the summit, blaming Canada for a deficit with the U.S.