Donald Trump is brutally featured on New York's "hometown newspaper" for its Friday cover and is causing such a splash.
The New York Daily News called the president a "Pee Brain!" after former FBI director James Comey revealed to ABC News he was instructed to investigate the alleged existence of the president's "pee tape."
Pee Brain Donald Trump calls James Comey untruthful slimeball just to confirm that he in fact is a #PeeBrain… https://t.co/Ptgv1G8NbP— Tony topWave (@Tony topWave) 1523636956.0
The front page of the paper jabbed Trump with its derisive moniker and had yellow splashes denoting bullet points indicating the president is "Obsessed with alleged wee-wee vid" and "Wanted FBI to prove tawdry tape was a lie."
@NYDailyNews @realDonaldTrump @FBI Going to be hard to shake this one off ...— Great person, Believe me, That I can tell you (@Great person, Believe me, That I can tell you) 1523588400.0
The salacious headline references an anecdote from Comey's upcoming memoir, A High Loyalty: Truth, Lies & Leadership, in which Donald Trump denied allegations of the golden shower that was mentioned in the explosive Steele dossier.
The urinating claim appeared in Former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele's dossier of unverified opposition research which alleged Trump was filmed watching prostitutes urinating on each other on a bed once slept in by Barack Obama at a Ritz-Carlton hotel in Moscow.
@thehill @Headerop1 https://t.co/Nr4y2VJHb8— (((Balth Bartram))) (@(((Balth Bartram)))) 1523633498.0
In the chief's new book scheduled for a Tuesday release, Trump asked to discredit the existence of the "pee tape" to appease Melania.
He brought up what he called the 'golden showers thing' . . . adding that it bothered him if there was 'even a 1 percent chance' his wife, Melania, thought it was true....In what kind of marriage, to what kind of man, does a spouse conclude there is only a 99 percent chance her husband didn't do that?
@balthsbart @thehill @Headerop1 @POTUS @realDonaldTrump what an ass! More worried about his wife's belief in his fi… https://t.co/3ykYtO26F5— Terry Cardwell (@Terry Cardwell) 1523637840.0
Trump repeatedly told Comey there was no tape of the golden shower incident. "I'm a germaphobe" Trump said over a phone conversation prior to his inauguration.
There's no way I would let people pee on each other around me. No way.
@thehill Playboy bunnies and Pornstars no problem, but Hookers ! That's where @realDonaldTrump draws the line !… https://t.co/5ua8sGGWTD— carlo todaro (@carlo todaro) 1523634507.0
According to the Washington Post, excerpts from the book included Comey recalling Trump's denial and obsession with the allegation:
He just rolled on, unprompted, explaining why it couldn't possibly be true, ending by saying he was thinking of asking me to investigate the allegation to prove it was a lie. I said it was up to him.
@thehill comey's a national hero. god bless him. trump? well, golden showers is all i can say.— kc mcguire (@kc mcguire) 1523633429.0
In another excerpt, the conversation segued from prostitutes to sexual harassment.
Asking — rhetorically, I assumed — whether he seemed like a guy who needed the service of prostitutes. He then began discussing cases where women had accused him of sexual assault, a subject I had not raised. He mentioned a number of women, and seemed to have memorized their allegations.
Twitter got a kick out of The Daily News' splashiest cover yet.
@thehill I got to give it to that rag, they sure do come up with amusing headlines! 👏🏻😂— Mara (@Mara) 1523633143.0
@NYDailyNews @realDonaldTrump @FBI You guys are hellarious. trump truly is a #PeeBrain I needed this laughter before bed...Hahaha 😂🤣😂🤣— シャロン Ishimaru Kaito (@シャロン Ishimaru Kaito) 1523589830.0
@thehill https://t.co/4uGvrIvRox— Steve Dryden (@Steve Dryden) 1523633841.0
@thehill HE HAS NO BRAIN!— maura anderson (@maura anderson) 1523634421.0
@thehill https://t.co/O5mFZ3rvvM— Charles (@Charles) 1523632949.0
H/T - HuffingtonPost, Twitter, TheHill, Medialite