A new tell-all book authored by famed Watergate journalist Bob Woodward, reported Tuesday by The Washington Post, shows President Donald Trump viciously attacking the top officials in his own administration.
A new book by a reporter who helped bring down former U.S. president Richard Nixon is roiling the White House, with current and former aides of President Donald Trump quoted as calling him an "idiot" and admitting they snatched sensitive documents off his desk to keep him from taking rash actions.
"The contemptuous words about the President attributed to me in Woodward's book were never uttered by me or in my presence". Mattis is quoted as telling an aide, after hanging up the phone, "We're not going to do any of that".
The White House response statement includes a bulleted list of just over 50 self-described "accomplishments", some of which Trump stressed in a telephone call during which he claimed to Woodward that he would have cooperated for the book had any of his aides whom the journalist contacted requesting an interview bothered to tell him about it. Woodward is known for being involved in the takedown of President Nixon in the infamous Watergate scandal.
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Mr Trump's relationship with Rex Tillerson reportedly never recovered after news accounts that the former secretary of state once called the president "an [expletive] idiot".
Trump also called Sessions a "traitor" for recusing himself from the Russian Federation probe, which is led by special counsel Robert Mueller, and putting Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in charge of oversight.
This plays out in larger and more troubling ways as well, according to Woodward's book, and history may judge most of Trump's White House team and political party harshly for enabling the president's radical solipsism.
Mr Mattis explained troops were there "in order to prevent World War III".
Woodward writes that his book is drawn from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand participants and witnesses, many of which were conducted on condition he would not reveal that they were the sources of the information.
"Fear", which was published by Simon & Schuster and already sits at No. 1 on Amazon's best-seller list, is due out September 11. Not only that but it seems like they are so frustrated with him that they're calling Trump names!
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"I've been on the receiving end of a Bob Woodward book", he tweeted Tuesday. Woodward also confirms NBC News reporting from April that Trump routinely mocked and impersonated H.R. McMaster, wholeft the White House that month. It's titillating to hear that Priebus dubbed the presidential bedroom "the devil's workshop" because of all the tweeting Trump does from there, but we already knew the president does that, too. We're in Crazytown. I don't even know why any of us are here.
According to the book, the North Korean nuclear issue, in particular, stoked anxiety inside the government over Trump's handling of it.
"Everything so far I've seen out of this book doesn't depict what's going on in the building behind me".
"Let's kill the [expletive] lot of them", the president reportedly said.
The Washington Post published a recording of Woodward's only conversation with Trump, which took place in August over the telephone. "Fear" renews a Woodward tradition of releasing a news-making account of a sitting president in the fall of an election season, with previous works including "The Agenda: Inside the Clinton White House" and "Plan of Attack: The Definitive Account of the Decision to Invade Iraq", about President George W. Bush. It's pointless to try to convince him of anything. This is the worst job I've ever had, ' he supposedly said during one meeting. He said the early release of information from the book this week was created to interfere with confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, "which I don't think it's done".
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