Donald Trump presidency called 'Crazytown' in new Bob Woodward book

Donald Trump presidency called 'Crazytown' in new Bob Woodward book

Mr Woodward writes that the President was dismissive about having the United States military on the Korean peninsula, even though it allowed them to detect a North Korean missile launch in seven seconds rather than 15 minutes from Alaska. A lot - and his closest aides had a lot to say about him, according to a new book from the Washington Post's Bob Woodward that the White House on Tuesday brushed off as "nasty stuff" and "fabricated stories". But the book is filled with derogatory descriptions about the president by senior advisors. Trump even complained about the military spending involved in joint exercises and other activities aimed at maintaining a strong presence on the Korean Peninsula.

Bernstein also pleaded to Chief of Staff John Kelly's sense of patriotism.

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. I do not even know why any of us are here.

"The idea I ever called the President an idiot is not true", Kelly said in a statement distributed by the White House.

According to Fear, Trump told White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter that Sessions was a "traitor" for recusing himself from overseeing the Russian Federation investigation.

"This guy is mentally retarded. He's this dumb Southerner", Trump said, affecting an exaggerated Southern accent. Trump is upsetting norms of how presidents behave, some of them dating back to George Washington.

Woodward also claims that Gary Cohn, the former director of the National Economic Council, boasted of removing papers off Trump's desk to prevent their signature, including efforts by the president to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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". "When are you going to be a man?" "Sounds like this is going to be a bad one". Trump, however, doesn't quite grasp how that argument is supposed to go. What about the fact they came charging with clubs in hands, swinging clubs, do they have any problem? I have a much better education than they have.

Mattis is said to have told Trump that he would get on the matter but ignored the president's request - and instead put forth very limited options for conventional airstrikes.

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Woodward writes that Trump's national security team was concerned the president showed little interest in world affairs.

After Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was accused of carrying out a chemical attack against civilians last April, Trump told Defense Secretary James Mattis that he wanted to invade Syria and assassinate Assad, Woodward writes.

Publication of Woodward's book has been anticipated for weeks, and current and former White House officials estimate that almost all their colleagues cooperated with the famed Watergate journalist. "You walk around this place and act like you're in charge, and you're not".

"I never spoke to him", Trump told The Daily Caller. "I'm the first daughter".

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

"Let's fucking kill him!"

The president's attorney also anxious that if a transcript of the interview leaked, as it inevitably would, people would say, "I told you he was an idiot". I told you he was a goddamn dumbbell.

Woodward concludes the call by saying "I believe in our country, and because you're our president, I wish you good luck".

Later that month, Dowd advised Trump against testifying. "It's either that or an orange jumpsuit". "I don't want you doing any more negotiations", the president reportedly said.

Mr Trump's relationship with Rex Tillerson reportedly never recovered after news accounts that the former secretary of state once called the president "an [expletive] idiot".