Delaware Sen. Tom Carper said Wednesday in a CNN interview that he and other Democrats had been in a meeting with several White House officials discussing tax reform when the president called from Asia. He was put on speakerphone.
WATCH: U.S. nuclear commander says he would resist if ‘illegal’ order from Donald Trump
Carper says 15 minutes later, he suggested that Cohn take the phone and say, “Mr. President, you’re brilliant! But we’re losing contact and I think we’re going to lose you now, so goodbye.” He says Cohn did just that.
But White House spokesman Raj Shah says Carper’s account is “completely false.” He says Cohn spoke with Trump privately several minutes before ending the call.