Trump denied Sessions 'mentally retarded' jab, but he's said it before

Trump denied Sessions 'mentally retarded' jab, but he's said it before

Trump denied Sessions 'mentally retarded' jab, but he's said it before

Woodward's latest book, Fear, is focused on the Trump White House and is set to be officially released on September 11.

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

And there's the episode when the president's former chief economic advisor Gary Cohn called him a "professional liar" and was so alarmed by something he saw on Trump's desk-a draft letter that would have withdrawn the United States from a critical trade agreement with South Korea-that he removed it without telling the president.

It was Woodward and fellow journalist Carl Bernstein who exposed the corruption and criminal activity of the Nixon White House with their exhaustive expose of the Watergate affair.

On Wednesday morning, Mr. Trump accused Woodward of forming a "picture of a person that is literally the exact opposite of the fact" and suggested that libel laws be changed.

Mattis called the book "fiction", and Sanders denounced the tome in a statement as "nothing more than fabricated stories, many by former disgruntled employees" without disputing any of the specifics that have been reported in excerpts.

Crazytown is so insane, in fact, that President Trump - according to Woodward's sources - spontaneously decided he wanted to kill President Bashar al-Assad after the chemical attack on Syria. "I don't even know why any of us are here".

After Mattis hung up the phone, he told one of his aides, "We're not going to do any of that". He, along with Trump's national security team, then put together plans for the retaliatory airstrike that the administration eventually carried out.

Kelly, who supposedly gets angry a lot told colleagues Trump is 'unhinged'.

Among the most damaging extracts is one that describes Trump's lawyers John Dowd and Jay Seculow conducting mock interviews with Trump to coach him for appearance before Special Counsel Robert Muller. "This is another pathetic attempt to smear people close to President Trump and distract from the administration's many successes'".

Woodward said he asked Kellyanne Conway and others with the White House for access to the president but was rejected. In the 11-minute discussion Trump initially claims that he was not informed of Woodward's request to interview him but later concedes that word did get to him through Senator Lindsey Graham.

"It's just another bad book", Mr Trump told the Daily Caller.

"I guess the president, he says what he thinks", Shelby told reporters at the Capitol.

The book says Trump blasted, "They took your diaper off right there".

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

The book claims that after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ordered chemical weapons to be used against civilians in April of a year ago, Trump called Mattis and said he wanted to assassinate Assad.

Trump's former lawyer, John Dowd, conducted a mock interview with Trump to convince him that he would commit perjury if he agreed to talk to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the Russian Federation investigation, the book says.

"The idea I ever called the President an idiot is not true", he said in a statement. Fear: Trump in the White House is published by CBS's publishing house.

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