The national security adviser mocked President Trump at a private dinner with a powerful tech CEO and compares his intelligence to ‘kindergartner’, according to the sources. The Trump administration and the oracle negate the comments.
According to five different sources that have complete knowledge of the conversation, the National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster made fun of the Trump’s intelligence at a dinner in Washington.
It happened in July when the white house security officer was at dinner with Safra Catz, the CEO of a software company Oracle- who had been mentioned as a potential candidate for many high administrative jobs, said the sources.
McMaster reportedly said that the Trump had the intelligence of a kindergartner and called him dope and idiot.
Another source who didn’t have enough details of the dinner said that McMaster had made similar insulting comments about the president in private and considered him incapable of understanding the matters before national Security Council. The source said that McMaster mocked Trump by saying that he lacks sufficient wisdom and intelligence.
President Trump and Oracle repudiated the comments. Later on, Catz recounted.
Spokesman of the National Security Council, Michael Anton said, “Actual participants in the dinner deny that General McMaster made any of the comments attributed to him by the anonymous sources. Those false comments represent the diametric opposite of General McMaster’s actual views”
The top DC operative of Oracle who was also there with Catz at the dinner also disclaimed that McMaster made any such comments. Ken Glueck, the Oracle Senior Vice President for Government affairs said, “The meeting was about China and none of the statements attributed to General McMaster were said” Glueck responded to many queries and when he was asked that had he made this statement under pressure, he replied “ridiculous”
The National Security Adviser is not the only administration official who has allegedly made insulting comments about the President Trump’s intelligence. NBC news and some of the other outlets reported in October that Rex Tillerson, the state secretary called Trump a ‘moron’ in a meeting held at Pentagon in July. Additionally, in October, Sen. Bob Corker, the Republican said to New York Times that some of the senior officials of administration have grouped together in the efforts of keeping the president in control.
According to the sources, McMaster made some anti-Israel comments to Catz and considered Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran very praiseworthy. He had views that the Israeli settlement in Palestinian territory was a huge problem. Sheldon Adelson, a Republican mega-donor, spoke to Catz about this meeting with McMaster and made a decision to back a campaign that alleges McMaster of being anti-Israeli. Axios reported this in August after which the July dinner first started appearing in the news.
Considering the sources and the details of the event, it can be said that the subject matter of the dinner that was held in Washington, restaurant Tosca on July 18, reached far from geopolitics.
McMaster didn’t only speak ill of the President, he made humiliating comments about other administration members as well, said the three sources. According to them, McMaster passed insulting comments about the Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, state secretary Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James mitt, Senior Adviser Jared Kushner and Trump’s son-in-law.
McMaster said that the Trump’s son-in-law should not get involved in the national security issues and he has nothing to do in the white house, said the sources.
According to another source, “Catz said the conversation was so inappropriate that it was jaw-dropping”
Catz is Israel-born and has worked in the transition team of trump. Many times her name emerged for various important posts in President Trump’s administration including Director of National Intelligence, co-chair of president’s Intelligence Advisory Board and US trade representative.
Although she hasn’t joined any of these posts, her tech giant, Oracle has been more close to president Trump’s administration than the other competitors. This renowned company has a significant contribution to the capital of the nation.
In the July dinner at F street lobbyist hotspot, Catz appeared with Glueck who is one of the strongest politicians operating in Silicon Valley.
The pro-Trump media has been targeting the McMaster for a long time and nationalist wing is also known for aiming at him because of his major positions on the foreign policy. The Oracle C.E.O, Catz has given amazing donations to both the democrats and the republicans and hence, both are important figures. The sources revealed that Catz was so worried about the McMaster’s mocking comments and anti-Israeli views that she disclosed her trepidations to many officials of the administration.