Extraordinary Extracts From Bob Woodward's Book On Donald Trump

Extraordinary Extracts From Bob Woodward's Book On Donald Trump

Extraordinary Extracts From Bob Woodward's Book On Donald Trump

Copies of the 448-page book, which was based on hundreds of hours of interviews and is titled "Fear: Trump in the White House", were obtained by "The Washington Post" and CNN.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders threw cold water on the allegations Tuesday.

For Trump, that means denials from the pulpit of the presidency and from allies who had been quoted questioning his intelligence and stability.

The Post also published a transcript and audio of a phone call between Woodward and Trump, who the newspaper said didn't respond to the author's interview requests until August, after the book was completed.

For example, according to the reports, former White House economic adviser Gary Cohn stole a letter off Trump's desk to keep him from formally withdrawing from the US trade deal with South Korea. "I've killed people for a living". In a statement, Mattis said those words "were never uttered by me".

Rob Porter, former staff secretary, was told by Trump to ignore whatever Priebus said, saying that Priebus was "a little rat", Woodward wrote.

President Trump and several top White House officials deny saying numerous quotes that appear in Bob Woodward's new book on the Trump administration.

Later that month, Dowd told Trump why he should avoid an interview: "It's either that or an orange jumpsuit".

In most of Woodward's now annual doorstops-God, the man writes with a spray-can-you can tell who the folks are who deal the juiciest material. I said NEITHER, never used those terms on anyone, including Jeff, and being a southerner is a GREAT thing.

The White House is a "crazytown" ruled by plots, paranoia and power-trips, according to a new book by veteran reporter Bob Woodward.

Trump accused Woodward of making up quotations attributed to Kelly and the USA defence chief, James Mattis.

On Tuesday, Kelly denied in a statement that he had ever called Trump an "idiot".

Colbert closed by reiterating one of the anecdotes from the book: that Trump's former lawyer John Dowd and his lawyer Jay Sekulow conducted a practice interview with Trump about the Russian Federation investigation.

When it later appeared that the president had changed his mind and was going to testify after all, Dowd resigned.

Mattis is quoted explaining to Trump why the USA maintains troops on the Korean Peninsula to monitor North Korea's missile activities.

The book recounts that Mattis told "close associates that the president acted like - and had the understanding of - 'a fifth- or sixth-grader'". "Just the ones willing to work for you".

Woodward says he has "gained a lot of insight and documentation" and that his book will be a "tough look at the world and your administration and you".

"Let's f*****g kill him!" The national security team then set about developing options for a conventional air strike.

However, Mr Kelly has denied making the comments.

She said people should take what is written in books about the president with "a grain of salt".

But he is also taking note of the silence from several other former administration officials.

More recently, Woodward's book, Plan of Attack, shed light on the contrived and false justification of the shock and awe invasion of Iraq and how former vice-president Dick Chaney and others cashed in on that dire deception.

Reuters said the book paints "a picture of a White House gripped by fear, loathing and chaos".

Cohn told a colleague that he stole the letter to protect national security, according to the Post excerpts. I never got a message.

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