New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman shared photos via Twitter of alleged documents 45th President Donald Trump flushed away. Haberman appeared extremely interested in the photos she posted of toilet bowls with mostly illegible writing on torn up paper shreds.
“Trump denied flushing documents as president, as I learned during reporting last year for CONFIDENCE MAN. A Trump White House source recently provided PHOTOS of paper with Trump’s handwriting in two different toilets,” Haberman tweeted.
She added, “On the left is a White House toilet, the word ‘qualified’ and a capital I visible. On the left, a toilet from a Trump trip overseas.”
Trump spokesperson Taylor Budowich issued a statement to Axios responding to the report. “You have to be pretty desperate to sell books if pictures of paper in a toilet bowl is part of your promotional plan,” Budowich said.
The statement continued, “We know … there’s enough people willing to fabricate stories like this in order to impress the media class — a media class who is willing to run with anything, as long as it anti-Trump.”
Under the presidential records act, documents generated by and sent to presidents are to be preserved by the office. Trump’s habit of ripping paper that had to be taped back up was known; his habit of discarding them was not https://t.co/4ys4ncToiY
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) August 8, 2022