Published: Wed, September 05, 2018
Culture | By Jeremy Gray

The Woodward book is just more self-serving whinges from disgruntled Trump insiders

The Woodward book is just more self-serving whinges from disgruntled Trump insiders

The book portrays Mr Trump as prone to profane outbursts and impulsive decision-making, painting a picture of chaos that Woodward says amounts to an "administrative coup d'etat" and a "nervous breakdown" of the executive branch.

Mueller has asked the White House for access to Trump, and administration officials have negotiated for months over how that might happen.

Tweeted Trump: "Thank you General Mattis, the book is boring & untrue!" "I am into fiction like General Mattis, so maybe I'll take a look at this one". Woodward is a Dem operative?

Trump reportedly questioned why the US was spending money and military resources in the Korean Peninsula during a National Security Council meeting in January.

James Mattis, the United States defence secretary, is said to have been exasperated after trying to explain the importance of America's military presence in the Korean Peninsula, which allows a North Korean missile launch to be detected in seven seconds. "We're doing this in order to prevent World War III", Mattis advises the benighted president when explaining why the USA maintains a military presence in South Korea.

While Trump said he believed Woodward had "always been fair" in the phone conversation, he immediately went on the defense Tuesday and continued to criticize the book in a tweet after Sanders' interview on "Good Morning America" Wednesday.

Mr Trump has strongly denied the claims in the book, dismissing the quotes and stories it contains as "made up frauds, a con on the public", while Defence Secretary James Mattis is also among those who have rubbished its contents.

According to the book, Kelly was said to be so incensed by Trump's behaviour that he privately described the president to other aides as an "idiot" and complained that they were in "Crazytown". Indeed, Trump, lavished him with praise, saying that "I think you've always been fair", and that even though he was expecting it to be a "negative book", he genially quipped that he was "50 percent used to that". Johnny Isakson of Georgia said, according to The Post.

Dowd reportedly told the president: "Don't testify".

A slew of denials followed the publication yesterday of excerpts from Fear: Trump in the White House, the forthcoming book from Bob Woodward, the renowned reporter who broke the Watergate scandal. "Let's go in. Let's kill the [expletive] lot of them", Mr Trump is reported to have told Mr Mattis. The national security team then set about developing options for a conventional air strike.

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley denied Tuesday that Trump had ever planned to assassinate Assad.

According to Woodward, when Trump finally condemned them, he nearly immediately told aides: "That was the biggest fucking mistake I've made" and the "worst speech I've ever given".

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A Pentagon spokesman, Col. Rob Manning, said Mattis was never interviewed by Woodward.

One source told The Beast that Trump, who wrote "asinine" notes during tapings of the show, once wrote: "Marlee, is she retarded??".

Mr Trump is quoted as saying: "Let's f***ing kill him!" He added that the author "never called me".

Woodward's 448-page book, "Fear: Trump in the White House", offers a devastating portrait of a dysfunctional Trump White House, detailing how senior aides - both current and former Trump administration officials - grew exasperated with the President and increasingly anxious about his erratic behavior, ignorance and penchant for lying. Wolff's book attracted attention with its vivid anecdotes but suffered from numerous factual inaccuracies.

The book is being released after former "Apprentice" contestant Omarosa Manigault Newman published an expose on her time in the West Wing.

"I've been on the receiving end of a Bob Woodward book".

The book quoted Trump accusing his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, of being "mentally retarded".

Naturally, it wasn't long before Trump himself took to Twitter to claim the quotes were made up and that the timing of the book's release ahead of the November midterm elections was conspicuous.

On Amazon, Woodward's new book was ranked as the top-selling book on Tuesday.

Woodward does not name his sources.

Former George W. Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer defended Woodward's methodology.

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