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WashPost Reporter Debunks Wolff on Four Seasons Breakfast

WashPost Reporter Debunks Wolff on Four Seasons Breakfast
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By    |   Friday, 05 January 2018 08:41 PM

A reporter for The Washington Post bashed Michael Wolff on Friday for saying in his scathing book on President Donald Trump that he had spotted him having breakfast at the Four Seasons when it actually was a top D.C. lobbyist.

Here's the Twitter trail from Post national reporter Mark Berman:

Berman told CNN Saturday that "I was a little befuddled" about being mentioned in Wolff's book about being at the Four Seasons.

"Not going to lie," he told host Fredericka Whitfield.

He also said that his second daughter was born on the morning of the breakfast.

"I don't think I could've been at the Four Seasons that morning," he said.

Berman told Whitfield that Wolff's lapses "speak to the fact that at least some things apparently got through this process without being vetted.

"I have not read the full book — and I do not cover the White House," he continued. "But a number of political reporters and people who have said there are parts of the book that ring true and parts that ring false."

The Post has dashed the excitement surrounding Wolff's book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," which features explosive negative comments on Trump from former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.

In a pair of stories on Wednesday, for instance, Post reporters challenged many assertions in Wolff's book — particularly that President Trump did not know who former House Speaker John Boehner was — and disclosed credibility issues with Wolff's previous work as a media columnist for New York magazine.

"Never mind that Trump had golfed with Boehner in 2013 and mentioned him several times on the 2016 campaign trail," senior political reporter Aaron Blake wrote.

Wolff's "reliability has been challenged before," Post media reporter Paul Farhi said in his report, "over quotes, descriptions and general accounts he's provided in his many newspaper and magazine columns and in several books."

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A reporter for The Washington Post bashed Michael Wolff on Friday for saying in his scathing book on President Donald Trump that he had spotted him having breakfast at the Four Seasons when it actually was a top D.C. lobbyist.
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