In Bob Woodward's New Book, White House Is 'Crazytown'

Bob Woodward's new book has chief of staff John Kelly calling President Trump an'idiot who has'gone off the rails

Bob Woodward's new book has chief of staff John Kelly calling President Trump an'idiot who has'gone off the rails

The remarks attributed to the president are contained in Fear: Trump in the White House, an upcoming book by veteran investigative journalist Bob Woodward.

Mr Trump dismissed the publication last night as "just another bad book" and "nasty stuff".

A new book by a reporter who helped bring down former USA president Richard Nixon is roiling the White House, with current and former aides of President Donald Trump quoted as calling him an "idiot" and admitting they snatched sensitive documents off his desk to keep him from taking rash actions.

Defence secretary James Mattis apparently told a staffer the president had the foreign policy understanding of a "fifth- or sixth-grader" - a child of 11 or 12.

According to a report in The Sun, the book goes on to claim that they swipe papers from his desk to stop him signing unsafe orders, it adds.

John Dowd, Trump's personal attorney who quit abruptly in March of this year, reportedly described the president as "a fucking liar", according to CNN.

Despite Dowd's efforts, Trump continued to insist he could testify.

James Mattis, the USA 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. "This is the worst job I've ever had". But according to Woodward, he quietly saved the South Korea-US trade agreement, known as Korus, when in 2017 he removed a "letter off Trump's desk" that the president planned to sign that would have ordered a US withdrawal.

Haley said she'd been in all the conversations about responding to the Syrian attack and "I have not once ever heard the president talk about assassinating Assad".

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Woodward wrote his "Fear: Trump in the White House" based on interviews with "sources", and "meeting notes" and the like. Woodward reported Trump called Sessions "mentally retarded" and a "dumb Southerner".

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

"He's an idiot. It's pointless to try to convince him of anything".

"Me Dowd, in a statement, said "no so-called 'practice session" or 're-enactment" took place and denied saying that Mr Trump was likely to end up in an orange jumpsuit.

After Mattis hung up the phone, he told one of his aides, "We're not going to do any of that".

"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 Woodward tells Mr Trump he had contacted multiple officials to attempt to interview him and was rebuffed. "Let's f**king kill him!" I told you he was a [expletive] dumbbell.

The The Daily Mail calls the book "explosive", and noted Woodward's "usual methods of deeply sourced reporting".

The book portrays Mr Trump as prone to profane outbursts and impulsive decision-making, painting a picture of chaos that Mr Woodward says amounts to an "administrative coup d'etat" and a "nervous breakdown" of the executive branch. "But never once - never - did I think Woodward made it up", Mr Fleischer said.

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