Sam Nunberg has issued a pointed warning to President Donald Trump, saying that he would not tolerate any attempt by the White House to publicly disparage him.
“He should just be careful,” the former Trump campaign aide told TheWrap Monday night after a series of odd TV interviews in which he vowed to defy a subpoena from special counsel Robert Mueller. “I could make his life terrible if I wanted to.”
Nunberg, who was fired by the nascent Trump presidential campaign in August 2015 after the disclosure of past social media posts using the N-word, declined to reveal any major new damaging information about the president or his campaign but said he could rain down a storm of bad press.
“I could call for him not to run for reelection. I could call for him to get impeached, if I wanted to,” he told TheWrap. “I’m not Steve Bannon — I’ll go to war with him.”
Nunberg also said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders “should shut her fat mouth” — before quickly clarifying, “And when I say she has a fat mouth I’m not talking about the fact that she’s fat, I’m talking about that she has a big mouth and stop talking s— about me. I’ll make her life terrible.”
The White House did not immediately respond to request for comment from TheWrap over Nunberg’s comments.
The short-lived campaign aide, who has been subpoenaed to testify before special counsel Robert Mueller, seemed to suggest that he was the target of a whisper campaign impugning his character.
“Well, the funny thing was, was that Trump had the White House saying, ‘I’m a drug addict, I’m an alcoholic,'” Nunberg told TheWrap — although no White House official has publicly accused Nunberg of either. “He should really be careful. He shouldn’t do s— like that.”
The ex-Trump operative appears to have been responding to claims from CNN host Erin Burnett who told him on Monday, “I reached out to a Trump ally … and essentially this person told me … you’re drunk or off your meds. At least half a dozen other CNN reporters have received similar messages.”
“I really could care less what the Trump White House has to say about me,” he snapped back on air.
On Tuesday, Nunberg walked back his statements on Monday that he would defy Mueller’s subpoena, telling TheWrap that he would act on the advice of his lawyers and cooperate with the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. He also said he was suspending all TV appearances for the foreseeable future.Read Full Article
“My plan is to spend many hours to comply with the subpoena,” he told TheWrap. “I am listening to my lawyer. I got in enough trouble yesterday.”
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