National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster allegedly called President Donald Trump an “idiot” and a “dope” with the intelligence of a “kindergartner," at a July dinner with Oracle CEO Safra Catz, according to a report by Buzzfeed News.
Five sources told Buzzfeed News that they had knowledge of the conversation, four of whom claimed that they heard about the conversation directly from Catz.
A sixth source, not familiar with the alleged dinner conversation, claimed that McMaster had made similar comments about President Trump to him in private, alleging that McMaster said Trump "lacked the necessary brainpower to understand the matters before the National Security Council."
Michael Anton, a spokesman for the National Security Council, denied the claims:
“Actual participants in the dinner deny that General McMaster made any of the comments attributed to him by anonymous sources. Those false comments represent the diametric opposite of General McMaster's actual views,” Anton told Buzzfeed News.
Oracle senior VP for government affairs Ken Glueck also denied the allegations, saying that “none of the statements attributed to General McMaster were said.”
Needless to say, social media was abuzz following the allegations.
At some point, if you've got a bunch of Oracle sources who did not attend an event they're speaking about, with a history of hating McMaster, telling you things...time to question the motivation behind said "tips"— Jenna McLaughlin (@JennaMC_Laugh) November 20, 2017
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