While admitting to have been "disappointed" in being ousted in June 2016 as Trump campaign manager "by the Trump family," Corey Lewandowski rebuked Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury" claims he called Trump's elder sons "stupid" or son-in-law Jared Kushner "the butler."
"The guy [Wolff] is a liar, is what it comes down to, and I don't think anybody who looks at what's in this book can take it honestly," Lewandowski told "Fox News Sunday"
". . . This is a book of fiction. Not only is it not accurate, there are so many misrepresentations in this book that it shouldn't be taken seriously," the current head of a pro-Trump Super PAC told host Chris Wallace, adding the book lacks "journalistic integrity" and concluded: "This book is a complete fabrication."
Lewandowski's appearance sought to discredit the claims in Wolff's salacious account of palace intrigue within the Trump White House, saying the author's failure to talk to him about second-hand statements made against the Trump family was an "injustice to the integrity of publishing a book."
"Mr. Wolff and I never spoke about this book, so where he comes up with the assertions on what I think of the Trump kids or Jared Kushner are completely made up – I've never spoken to him about this," Lewandowski, a New Hampshire Republican strategist, told Wallace.
Lewandowski added a call for an apology to the Trump family from Steve Bannon for his quoted contributions to Wolff's questioned reporting – an apology which came later Sunday via a detailed statement to Axios.
Lewandowski was not the only one appearing on Sunday's political talk circuit, as White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller "destroyed" host " Jake Tapper of Fake News CNN" – according to Trump – in a "State of the Union" appearance.
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