2020-09-06 15:01:29 UTC
...by co-owning The Atlantic - which ran bombshell report claiming he called
dead troops 'suckers'
*Presidente Donald Trump went after Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' widow, Laurene
Powell Jobs, in an early Sunday tweet
*'Steve Jobs would not be happy that his wife is wasting money he left her on a
failing Radical Left Magazine,' Trump wrote
*The president was angry because Jobs owns a stake in The Atlantic, which ran a
story saying Trump called U.S. servicemembers 'losers' and 'suckers'
*Jobs also donated money to Trump's political rival, former Democratic vice
president, Joe Biden
President Donald Trump went after the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs,
Laurene Powell Jobs, as she owns a stake in The Atlantic magazine, which ran the
story that said the president had called U.S. war soldiers and war dead 'losers'
'Steve Jobs would not be happy that his wife is wasting money he left her on a
failing Radical Left Magazine that is run by a con man (Goldberg) and spews FAKE
NEWS & HATE,' Trump tweeted early Sunday morning. 'Call her, write her, let her
know how you feel!!!'
Trump had shared a tweet from Turning Point USA's Charlie Kirk, a youth
conservative activist, that claimed Jobs had donated 'at least $500,000 to Joe
Biden's campaign this year.'
Earlier in the cycle she gave money to some of Biden's competitors, including
Tom Steyer and Andrew Yang.
A 70 per cent stake of The Atlantic was purchased by Jobs' Emerson Collective in
2017, according to Politico.
Trump has been infuriated over Jeffrey Goldberg's story about him in The
Atlantic, first addressing its contents Thursday night after returning to Joint
Base Andrews from his Latrobe, Pennsylvania rally.
He's continued to tweet about it through the weekend.
Trump's attack comes after he spent lashed out at another woman in media - Fox
News Channel's Jennifer Griffin, who used her own unnamed sources to back up
chunks of the Atlantic's reporting.
'Jennifer Griffin should be fired for this kind of reporting. Never even called
us for comment. @FoxNews is gone!' Trump tweeted late Friday.
After Goldberg first reported anecdotes about Trump disparaging war dead and
wounded veterans and not wanting to go to a military cemetery during a trip to
France, Griffin matched must of his reporting.
She confirmed that the president' did not want to drive to honor American war
dead' at the Aisne-Marnce cemetery.
Weather was the president's original excuse for not making the trek.
An official also told Griffin that Trump used the word 'suckers' to describe
those for fought in Vietnam.
'When the President spoke about the Vietnam War, he said, 'It was a stupid war.
Anyone who went was a sucker,' Griffin was told by an unnamed official. 'It was
a character flaw of the President. He could not understand why someone would die
for their country, not worth it,' the source said.