Trump asks if Bob Woodward is 'Dem operative' amid explosive book details

Trump asks if Bob Woodward is 'Dem operative' amid explosive book details

Trump asks if Bob Woodward is 'Dem operative' amid explosive book details

Bob Woodward, the renowned reporter famed for his acclaimed reporting on the Watergate scandal, has written a new book that lifts the lid on the simmering tensions within the Donald Trump White House. The 448-page book is the product of many interviews conducted on "deep background", meaning Woodward doesn't reveal the source of his information-and it's often fiery information at that. The book, which contains dozens of salacious claims, including quotes from Chief of Staff John Kelly indicating that he believes the president is an "idiot", is already being hotly debated by Americans on both sides of the aisle.

U.S. President Donald Trump wanted to have Syrian President Bashar al-Assad assassinated a year ago but his defense secretary ignored the request, according to a new book that depicts top Trump aides sometimes disregarding presidential orders to limit what they saw as damaging and unsafe behavior. "This is the worst job I've ever had", Kelly said, according to the book.

Trump said of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, "This guy is mentally retarded. He's this dumb Southerner", Trump said, affecting an exaggerated Southern accent.

According to Woodward's account-which he says is based on hundreds of hours of interviews with top White House officials-Mattis told Trump he would get right on it, but then hung up the phone and told a senior aide, "We're not going to do any of that".

According to CNBC, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement, "This book is nothing more than fabricated stories, many by former disgruntled employees, told to make the president look bad". And he was harsh and blunt with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, telling him "I don't trust you".

Defense Secretary James Mattis and former economic advisor Gary Cohn are among aides actively circumventing Trump's orders and even stealing documents off his desk, according to Woodward.

Woodward said he asked Kellyanne Conway and others with the White House for access to the president but was rejected.

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Mattis acted on his own to avoid Trump's demand to assassinate Bashar al-Assad after the Syrian leader attacked civilians with chemical weapons in April 2017.

Trump added: "He couldn't even be a one-person country lawyer down in Alabama".

"While responsible policy making in the real world is inherently messy, it is also essential that we challenge every assumption to find the best option", Mattis said.

In his brand new tell-all titled simply 'Fear, ' famous journalist Bob Woodward pens that John Kelly and Jim Mattis are as unhappy with the president's antics as the rest of us. "But you know, I'm some - I'm sort of 50 percent used to that". "Let's f-ing kill him!"

Trump's current lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, has said his fair share of questionable things on television while publicly defending the president from a number of unflattering allegations, leading to frequent mockery from late-night comedians. Trump even lied in a telephone conversation with Woodward, denying any knowledge that the veteran reporter wanted to interview him before admitting that Senator Lindsey Graham had relayed the request.

Other aides insulted Mr Trump behind his back.

The book portrays an administration consumed by brutal infighting and a president whose anger at Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation can paralyse the West Wing for days at a time. "Further, I did not refer to the President as a "liar" and did not say that he was likely to end up in an 'orange jump suit'". "This is another pathetic attempt to smear people close to President Trump and distract from the administration's many successes".

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