President Donald Trump attacked John Dean, former White House counsel to Richard Nixon, as he was greeting the pro racing team Team Penske at the White House Monday afternoon.
When a reporter asked Trump for his reaction to Dean’s testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee, Trump said that the former counsel had “been a loser for many years.”
“I’ve been watching him on one of the networks that is not exactly Trump-oriented and I guess they paid him a lot of money over the years,” Trump said. “No, John’s been a loser a long time, we know that.”
“I think he was disbarred and he went to prison,” he continued. “Other than that, he’s doing a great job.”
Trump hits at John Dean: Other than being a disbarred "loser" who went to prison, he's "doing a great job" pic.twitter.com/tIjHcULtKj
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Later on during the press conference, Trump insisted that he’s “never insulted.”
“I learn not to be insulted,” said Trump, who complained about the New York Times doing a “badly reported hit job” on him less than 12 hours ago.