Trump Calls Out Fake News

Donald Trump

( – Following reports that the National Archives asked the Justice Department to conduct a legal probe into former President Trump’s handling of official documents, Trump has had to deny a report by a New York Times reporter that he flushed documents down the toilet.

On Thursday, Trump released a statement in which he claimed, “Another fake story, that I flushed papers and documents down a White House toilet, is categorically untrue and simply made up by a reporter in order to get publicity for a mostly fictitious book.”

The report, which features in New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman’s forthcoming book, was covered in much of CNN’s morning broadcast.

Brianna Keilar, co-anchor of CNN’s “New Day,” kicked off the 8 a.m hour-long broadcast by announcing the “breaking news.”

“We are beginning with breaking news. Staff members at the White House residence discovered wads of printed paper in a clogged toilet on more than one occasion during the Trump administration and believe that it was the former president himself who was trying to flush documents,” Keilar said.

They then brought on Haverman to discuss the significance of the reported plumbing issue.

In her appearance, Haberman said she “learned that staff in the White House residence would periodically find the toilet clogged, the engineer would have to come and fix it and what the engineer would generally find would be wads of, you know, wet, printed paper,” adding that it was not toilet paper, but rather notes or “some other piece of paper that they believed he had thrown down the toilet.”

She then mentioned that no one knew what the papers were, saying, “What it could be, Brianna, could be anybody’s guess. It could be post-its, it could be notes to himself, it could be other things,” adding on to the assertion by the co-anchor that her report added “another dimension to what we know about how he handled material in the White House.”

But Trump swiftly denied the allegations, calling it “another fake story” and saying, “The Democrats are just using this and the Unselect Committee of political hacks as a camouflage for how horribly our Country is doing under the Biden Administration.”