President Donald Trump’s friend, Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy texted ABC’s “Good Morning America” co-anchor George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday with a stern warning to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. “Don’t waste time trying to undermine one of your few allies,” the message read, which the host read on-air.
Ruddy caused a stir on Monday by hinting that Robert Mueller could be fired, which caused Spicer to deny the claim in a statement, saying the Newsmax boss “never spoke to the President” regarding the special counsel.
In response, Ruddy texted Stephanopoulos the following message that was displayed on “GMA”: “Memo to Sean: focus your efforts on exposing the flimflam Russian allegations against POTUS and highlighting his remarkable achievements! Don’t waste time trying to undermine one of your few allies.”
On Monday night, American Urban Radio Networks White House Correspondent and CNN political analyst April Ryan said that Ruddy’s comments which claimed Trump might terminate Mueller caused “mass hysteria” in the White House.
Mueller is overseeing the special counsel investigating the potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and whether or not Russia successfully meddled in the 2016 election.
Some Trump supporters, including Ruddy and Newt Gingrich, don’t think Mueller can be fair because of his close ties with recently fired FBI Director James Comey.
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