This week CNN claimed former President Donald Trump flushed documents down the toilet at the White House.
Live on air CNN’s Brianna Keilar said, “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.”
CNN claimed that this would happen “periodically” and that engineers said it was certainly not toilet paper but computer paper or notes.
The story was being pushed by New York Times White House reporter Maggie Haberman:
“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,” Haberman said on air.
“It certainly does add, as you said another dimension to what we know about how he handled material in the White House,” she added.
Haberman didn’t name a specific source for her intel, but she does have a book about Trump which is being released soon.
Here’s the clip from CNN (Trump’s Response Below):
President Trump is now responding to these allegations.
In a statement, Trump said that this was “Another fake story, that I flushed paper 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.”