Trump wanted Assad assassinated, famous Watergate reporter says

Trump wanted Assad assassinated, famous Watergate reporter says

Trump wanted Assad assassinated, famous Watergate reporter says

He sent out a series of tweets carrying his own views, along with statements from Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, chief of staff John Kelly and White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

The manuscript, which is scheduled for release next week, contains many quotes that were "made up frauds", Trump said, calling the book's narrative "a con on the public".

According to Woodward, nobody in the White House likes Trump very much, least of all White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, who, according to Woodward, said, "I don't even know why any of us are here. We're in crazytown", Mr. Kelly said, according to Mr.

The book also reveals that Gary Cohn, the former director of the National Economic Council, once removed papers from Trump's desk to prevent him from signing them.

The Woodward book also details the debate within Trump's legal team about sitting down for an interview with Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating the Russian attack on the 2016 election.

There's a lot more to the book, including accounts of the president's lawyers doing their best to convince him not to testify for Rober Mueller.

At a National Security Council meeting on January 19, Trump disregarded the significance of the massive US military presence on the Korean Peninsula, including a special intelligence operation that allows the United States to detect a North Korean missile launch in seven seconds vs. 15 minutes from Alaska, according to Woodward. This is the worst job I've ever had, ' he supposedly said during one meeting.

Woodward cites as his sources hundreds of hours of interviews with mostly unnamed Trump aides and others.

"I'll just take the paper off his desk", Cohn told another White House aide, according to the book.

The book is out on Tuesday, but extracts were published by the Washington Post yesterday.

Woodward said that aides often plucked documents off Trump's desk in the Oval Office to prevent him from signing them to carry out actions that the aides felt would endanger world security or US interests.

In spring 2017, Trump harangued then-White House secretary Rob Porter over the issue.

To make matters more awkward, Tillerson didn't deny that he said it, simply refusing to comment, and even holding a press conference out of the blue to announce that he wouldn't be resigning. "He's this dumb Southerner", he said of the former GOP senator.

The president also denied that senior aides took sensitive documents from his desk, saying "there was nobody taking anything from me".

The book ends with this sentence: "Trump had one overriding problem that Dowd knew but could not bring himself to say to the president: 'You're an f-ing liar'".

She claimed in a statement: "While it is not always pretty, and rare that the press actually covers it, president Trump has broken through the bureaucratic process to deliver unprecedented successes for the American people".

Mr Trump is quoted as saying: "Let's f***ing kill him!"

Trump is quoted as telling his hand-picked 80-year-old secretary of commerce, Wilbur Ross, "I don't trust you".

"The contemptuous words about the President attributed to me in Woodward's book were never uttered by me or in my presence".

In it, the president claims he was never contacted for an interview or informed of Woodward's soon-to-be-published work - an assertion rebutted by the reporter.

The book also claims Trump wanted to "kill" Syrian President Bashar al-Assad earlier this year after he defied the USA leader by again using chemical weapons.

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