Trump rips Steve Jobs' widow Laurene Powell over stake in The Atlantic after story about him calling troops 'losers'

PRESIDENT Trump slammed Laurene Powell Jobs for "wasting" the money left to her by her late husband Steve Jobs on The Atlantic, the magazine that published a damning report on him last week.

Trump's attack comes days after an article in the magazine claimed he called American soldiers killed in battles in World War I and II "losers" and "suckers."

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The president has vehemently denied the reports, labeling The Atlantic's article as "fake news." His latest tweets suggest that the reporting in the magazine has something to do with Powell Jobs' support for the Joe Biden presidential campaign.

The president retweeted a post from right wing commentator Charlie Kirk, where he noted that Powell Jobs donated $500,000 to the Biden campaign this year, and that she also owns a majority stake in The Atlantic.

The president added his own commentary: "Steve Jobs would not be happy that his wife is wasting money he left her on a failing Radical Left Magazine that is run by a con man (Goldberg) and spews FAKE NEWS & HATE."


"Call her, write her, let her know how you feel!!!" he added.

The president was referring to editor Jeffrey Goldberg, who wrote the article.

Powell Jobs is the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. She inherited billions of dollars in stock after her husband passed away in 2011, according to CNN Business.

She went on to found the Emerson Collective, which bought a majority stake in The Atlantic in 2017.

The report in question claims that Trump canceled a trip to see the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris in 2018 after calling the deceased soldier "losers."

"Why should I go to that cemetery? It's filled with losers," Trump reportedly told senior staff members.

He also referred to more than 1,800 marines who were killed at Belleau Wood – a World War I battle between American and German troops in France – "suckers," according to the article.

Trump spent the past few days after the article's Thursday publication slamming The Atlantic and denying he ever said anything disrespectful about American troops.

"The Atlantic Magazine is dying, like most magazines, so they make up a fake story in order to gain some relevance," he tweeted Friday.

"Story already refuted, but this is what we are up against. Just like the Fake Dossier. You fight and and fight, and then people realize it was a total fraud!"

First Lady Melania Trump also chimed in on Friday, saying, "The Atlantic story is not true. It has become a very dangerous time when anonymous sources are believed above all else, & no one knows their motivation."

"This is not journalism – It is activism. And it is a disservice to the people of our great nation," she added.

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