08/21/2013 12:34 pm ET Updated Oct 21, 2013

Donald Trump Calls Roger Ailes Story 'Bullsh-t'

Steady on, Don!

Donald Trump was quite incensed after reading a piece about Roger Ailes's shock firing of his longtime right-hand-man Brian Lewis on Tuesday.

The piece, by New York magazine's Gabriel Sherman--who, lest we forget, wrote a whole book about Roger Ailes and gets tons of Fox News dirt, and could thus be considered a reliable source on such matters--painted Lewis as the sole figure willing to tell Ailes he was wrong. The Fox News chief was, he wrote, "more isolated than ever" thanks to Lewis's ouster.

So far, so reasonable. But Trump wasn't having it, as he made plainly--and profanely--clear:

Greta Van Susteren mounted a similar defense of her boss. It reads, in part:

I do think in a perverse way this stuff about Roger Ailes being isolated and Brian Lewis the #2 is all silly but it is another perfect example of why anonymous sources are so full of ****. You all know I hate anonymous sources unless it is national security. Who gets fired at the #1 cable news network (yes, that is FNC) is hardly national security. Let me do the unthinkable and go ON THE RECORD (I am not afraid....I have a long term contract for prime time even though the crazies, the anonymous sources, have me booted long ago! Ha!)

First, contrary to what I read this morning, Roger Ailes is not isolated. I see him every time I go to New York. We sit around his office - I have a Diet Coke - and we talk, we laugh (he is very funny.) While I am with him, he gets calls non stop, he gets notes run into him and people pop in and out. It doesn't stop. Isolated? Not at all -- although with the level of business traffic in and out of his office, I bet he might wish to be isolated.



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