Donald Trump made up a story about an upscale Manhattan restaurant in a meeting about his administration’s Afghanistan policy, Page Six reports.
During a meeting with his national security team in July, the president reportedly compared the longest war in U.S. history with a botched retelling of renovations of the NYC speakeasy “Club 21.”
Speaking to his national security advisers, Trump reportedly explained Club 21 wasted a lot of money in the ’80’s when it “hired an expensive consultant to craft a plan for a renovation.”
“After a year, Trump said, the consultant’s only suggestion was that the restaurant needed a bigger kitchen,” NBC reported.
“The clear message if you heard the story was: High-priced consultants, or high-priced anybody, expensive, supposedly big-brained people, but who are physically far from the source of the problem, often give you much worse advice than the supposedly low-ranking guys who are right there,” a source told NBC.
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