Maggie Haberman Flushes Out The Book Detail That Really Troubled Donald Trump

Of all the details about Donald Trump in Maggie Haberman's new book, Confidence Man, the New York Times reporter said the former president was most upset by her reporting that he tore up papers and flushed them in the White House toilets.
"I think that's what upset him the most," Haberman told Stephen Colbert on Tuesday's The Late Show.
"He had an immediate and outspoken and angry reaction to this coverage when I published it many months ago," she continued. "He made a statement, it was a phone call to the world, and I think his exact statement was, his question was, 'Who would know?' Which I think was actually a literal question he asked, but he put it out loud.”
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In response to the story, "Trump spent some time asking his staff, 'What do you think of this coverage?'" Haberman added. "He's usually trying to figure out whether or not something is harming him or how much more there could be."
When Haberman first broke the news, Trump denied the claim. The reporter later tweeted photos of papers clogging toilet bowls in what appeared to be Trump's handwriting.
Watch Colbert's full interview with Haberman here:
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.
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