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Trump Erupts on Maggie ‘Habberman’ in Wild Tweetstorm: Source is ‘Drugged Up Loser’

President Donald Trump unleashed on New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman on Saturday morning, over her latest story detailing his longtime mistreatment of personal lawyer Michael Cohen and the possibility of him “flipping” to investigators.

Haberman’s report for the Times was almost certain to draw Trump’s wrath. Bearing the headline, “Michael Cohen Has Said He Would Take a Bullet for Trump. Maybe Not Anymore,” the piece described how despite the attorney’s longtime loyalty to the president, for “years Mr. Trump treated Mr. Cohen poorly, with gratuitous insults, dismissive statements and, at least twice, threats of being fired.”

“Donald goes out of his way to treat him like garbage,” Roger Stone told Haberman.

Haberman also quoted Sam Nunberg in her story, the former Trump campaign aide whose televised rebuke of a grand jury subpoena issued as part of the Russia probe led many to conclude — including his “mentor” Roger Stone – that he was abusing alcohol and possibly cocaine.

Haberman and her co-authors reported that Trump’s legal team feared Cohen “could end up cooperating with federal officials who are investigating him for activity that could relate, at least in part, to work he did for Mr. Trump.”

Trump, apparently shook to his core by Haberman’s story, derided her as a “third rate reporter” and “Crooked H flunkie,” accusing her of going “out of their way to destroy Michael Cohen and his relationship with me in the hope that he will ‘flip.'”

Apparently referring to Nunberg, Trump continued that Haberman used “non-existent ‘sources’ and a drunk/drugged up loser who hates Michael, a fine person with a wonderful family.”

Trump concluded with something of a warning:

“Most people will flip if the Government lets them out of trouble, even if…it means lying or making up stories. Sorry, I don’t see Michael doing that despite the horrible Witch Hunt and the dishonest media!”

Despite Trump’s harsh words for Haberman, misspelling her name, and claiming he has “nothing to do with,” the pair have a long history. She was the reporter he came to with news that he was entering the 2016 presidential race, and they apparently remain in contact.

Glenn Thrush, Haberman’s former reporting partner on the White House beat, came to her defense:

UPDATE: Haberman responds:

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