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Donald Trump’s top security official ‘said the President has the intelligence of a kindergartner’

Josh Jackman November 21, 2017
US President Donald Trump announces US Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster (L) as his national security adviser at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, on February 20, 2017. / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

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A senior aide to President Donald Trump reportedly told a multimillionaire tech leader that his boss was an “idiot” with the intelligence of a “kindergartner.”

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, a three-star general, also told Oracle CEO Safra Catz that Trump was a “dope,” according to BuzzFeed.

The claims come after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson allegedly called Trump a “moron” after a July meeting between the President and his military advisers.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 16:  U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster (R) walk on the South Lawn prior to a Marine One departure from the White House June 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump traveled to Miami, Florida, to unveil new policy towards Cuba.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Five sources reported that McMaster made the comments during the July dinner at Ristorante Tosca, an Italian eatery in Washington DC.

Four of them said they heard about the general’s outburst directly from Catz, who is worth more than $500 million.

And three of BuzzFeed’s sources said that McMaster went further, tearing into other members of Trump’s administration as well.

US President Donald Trump (C) walks away after naming US Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster (L) as his national security adviser and Keith Kellogg (R) as McMaster's chief of staff at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, on February 20, 2017. / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
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He denigrated Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, ex-chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, they said.

Bannon, who served as chair of Trump’s election campaign and worked in the White House until August, allegedly had secret links with figures inside the Family Research Council.

The group is listed by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-LGBT hate group.

McMaster allegedly said that Kushner, who registered to vote as a woman in New York, should not be in the White House or involved with national security issues.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 18:  U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as Vice President Mike Pence (L) and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster listen during a lunch with armed service members at the Roosevelt Room of the White House July 18, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump took questions from the press and discussed the status of the healthcare legislation.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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One source reported that Catz, who has donated to both the Republicans and Democrats, “said the conversation was so inappropriate that it was jaw-dropping.”

Catz’s company, Oracle, and Trump’s administration have both denied that Catz made the comments about McMaster.

In just 10 months, Trump has removed rights for trans kids, banned trans soldiers from the military and appointed an anti-LGBT Supreme Court justice.

US President Donald Trump (L) sits beside National Security Advisor HR McMaster as he talks with South Korea's President Moon Jae-In during their summit meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on November 7, 2017.  US President Donald Trump arrived in Seoul on November 7 vowing to "figure it all out" with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-In, despite the two allies' differences on how to deal with the nuclear-armed North. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / JEON HEON-KYUN        (Photo credit should read JEON HEON-KYUN/AFP/Getty Images)
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He has endorsed a Republican candidate who wants to make homosexuality illegal, hired an Army Secretary who says trans people are diseased and proposed slashing HIV AIDS funding.

The President has also signed an order permitting anti-LGBT discrimination at work, removed opposition to North Carolina’s anti-trans bathroom bill, addressed a recognised hate group gathering and refused to acknowledge LGBT History Month.

Tillerson released a statement opposing transphobia yesterday, on Transgender Day of Remembrance.

National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster speaks about US President Donald Trump's upcoming trip to Asia during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, November 2, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
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But the words rang hollow, considering that the Trump administration is still working to dismantle equality for transgender people.

Trump’s actions have led Democrats to introduce five articles of impeachment, all revolving around the assertion that Trump is a danger to the US.

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