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

These revelations will be greeted among Republicans not as a sign of Trump's unfitness for office - which they are - but as more evidence of a conspiracy among the "fake news media" against their electoral hero.

The book is scheduled for official launch on Sept 11, the 17th anniversary of the al-Qaeda terrorist attacks on NY and Washington.

Trump's lawyer at the time, John Dowd, was convinced that the president would commit perjury if he talked to Mueller, so he arranged for a practice session on January 27. "He's this dumb Southerner", Trump reportedly told Porter about Sessions.

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

-John Kelly, White House chief of staffAccording to the Post-where Woodward has worked as a reporter and editor for decades-the "thrust" of Fear: Trump in the White House "mostly focuses on substantive decisions and internal disagreements, including tensions with North Korea as well as the future of US policy in Afghanistan". He was especially concerned about a transcript of the interview getting leaked and revealed to leaders overseas, Woodward wrote. It ended with Dowd warning that Trump would end up "in an orange jumpsuit" if he went under oath.

"John, I understand", Mueller replied, according to Woodward, but insisted, "I need the president's testimony". "As Dowd rattled off a series of questions about the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, Trump reportedly stumbled over his answers and contradicted himself", the Hill said. "That's his nature", Dowd said to Mueller, according to CNN's account.

Woodward also tells Trump that he got in touch with White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah about an interview, prompting Trump to respond, "I don't speak to Raj".

The Washington Post said it obtained a copy of the 448-page book before its release. Lindsay Graham of SC, to put in a good word for him as well. Tillerson allegedly called the president a "f**king moron" after a tense meeting at the Pentagon; Trump was not present, but of course word got back to him.

Trump called it all a "hoax" and then went on a "30-minute rant", Woodward said. "I'm in the process of making some of the greatest trade deals ever to be made", Trump boasted, according to a transcript of the August 14 interview with Woodward released by the Post. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. "But never once - never - did I think Woodward made it up". "We'll see what happens".

Woodward writes that Trump's national security team was concerned the president showed little interest in world affairs. Cohn, according to Woodward, views the president as a "professional liar".

In one account shared by The Washington Post on Tuesday, Woodward writes that Trump told Secretary of Defense James Mattis he wanted to assassinate Syrian leader Bashar Assad previous year.

Chief of Staff Kelly repeatedly calls Mr Trump an "idiot" and said that "it's pointless to try to convince him of anything. He's gone off the rails", Kelly was quoted in the book as saying. If we'd had Bob Woodward hanging out with Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the stories we would've gotten of dysfunction, of confusion, or manipulation.

But even if Woodward doesn't break ground in conceptual terms, he does provide damning new evidence to buttress what we already know - that after more than 18 months in office, Trump is just as unqualified as ever to be president. "This is the worst job I've ever had", Kelly reportedly said in a small meeting with colleagues.

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