It should be noted that in August, gambling tycoon Sheldon Adelson, one of the largest donors to Trump and the Republican Party, and a strong supporter of Israel's right-wing, also mentioned a conversation he had with Catz about her meeting with McMaster.
Counterpoint, though: Would McMaster really be so brazen and stupid to commit a firing offense like this, goofing on Trump in front of someone he didn't know he could absolutely trust? These sources told BuzzFeed that McMaster called his boss an "idiot", a "dope" and said Trump had the intelligence of a "kindergartner".
BuzzFeed News spoke to five sources who confirmed that National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster roasted President Trump's intelligence while attending a private dinner in July.
Sources also said McMaster denigrated other administration officials during the July dinner, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, and Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner.
Spokespersons for both the National Security Council and Oracle deny the claims, with NSC spokesman Michael Anton issuing a statement saying, "Actual participants in the dinner deny that General McMaster made any of the comments attributed to him by anonymous sources". As recently as the middle of October Tillerson has still repeatedly refused to say he did not call Trump a "moron".
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Four of the sources "told BuzzFeed News they heard about the exchange directly from Catz". The White House has since defended McMaster against allegations of an anti-Israel bias. On October 8, just a few hours after Trump criticized Republican Sen.
"[Catz] said the conversation was so inappropriate that it was jaw dropping", another source told BuzzFeed News. Last year, she joined Trump's transition team ahead of his inauguration as president.
Catz attended the July dinner at the F Street lobbyist hotspot with Glueck, who Recode described as one of the most powerful political operatives in Silicon Valley.
McMaster has always been a polarizing figure for some of Trump's most ardent supporters.
It is not the first time a member of the Trump administration is reported to have made such comments about the president's intelligence.