NY Times’ Maggie Haberman Fact-Checks Trump Claim They Didn’t Ask Him for a Quote on Pence Report


President Donald Trump lashed out today at the New York Times for its report that he’s questioning Mike Pence‘s loyalty.

He trashed it during this morning’s pool spray as a “phony story” and complained that he wasn’t asked for a quote on the report, which he reiterated in tweets later this morning on the way to California:

Now, for the record, the Times did reach out to the White House, and we know that because the report includes a quote from a White House official:

Hogan Gidley, the deputy press secretary, disputed that Mr. Trump had any misgivings, saying, “The president absolutely supports the vice president and thinks he’s doing an incredible job helping to carry out the mission and policies of this administration.”

And Maggie Haberman, one of the reporters who filed the story, responded by saying if the President is upset, he may want to take it up with his own people:

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