Trump Calls Author of Tell-All a 'Gofer'

Cliff Sims says Trump liked him, wanted him in the room
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 29, 2019 11:51 AM CST
Cliff Sims, left, Director of White House Message Strategy, stands with Kellyanne Conway, center, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, right, Monday,...   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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(Newser) Team of Vipers: My 500 Extraordinary Days in the Trump White House is a boring book. So says President Trump, who tweeted his displeasure with former White House aide Cliff Sims and his 384-page tell-all on Tuesday, the day of the book's release. "A low level staffer that I hardly knew named Cliff Sims wrote yet another boring book based on made up stories and fiction," wrote Trump. "He pretended to be an insider when in fact he was nothing more than a gofer. He signed a non-disclosure agreement. He is a mess!" The COO of Trump's re-election campaign subsequently tweeted that it's "preparing to file suit against Cliff Sims for violating our NDA." Sims worked on the 2016 campaign and exited the White House in May, reports Politico.

  • The Washington Post reports Trump posted his tweet as Sims was being interviewed on CNN. Upon the tweet being read out loud, Sims said, "Nice. There it is." He said he didn't recall whether he had signed an NDA.

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