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 are quoted as calling him an "idiot" and a "liar". "He's gone off the rails", Kelly was quoted in the book as saying.
The book describes a National Security Council meeting on January 19 in which Trump questioned the necessity of the U.S. military presence in South Korea, along with the early warning system to detect a North Korean missile and even the need to spend resources in the region at all. "Let's f**king kill him!"
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President Donald Trump's White House is mired in a perpetual "nervous breakdown" with staff constantly seeking to control a leader whose anger and paranoia can paralyze operations for days, according to a new book by Bob Woodward.
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". Mr Mattis reportedly told a senior aide after the call: "We're not going to do any of that".
The president's national security team, with Trump's approval, instead launched an airstrike on the Syrian base that launched the attack.
"He always knows where I stand, and he and I both know this story is total BS", Kelly said, referring to Trump.
Trump had earlier offered pushback on Tuesday in an interview with the conservative publication Daily Caller.
Woodward reports, Mr. Trump demanded Mattis assassinate Assad. According to the Post, it portrays a Trump White House that's filled with second-guessing by members of Trump's staff, who repeatedly bad-mouth him behind closed doors.
Trump Calls New Book by Watergate Reporter a 'Con'
Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, among others, Trump lashed out at a vocal critic, Sen. Tonight, the White House said the excerpts were a fabrication by disgruntled former staff members.
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.
Trump specifically denied Cohn took papers from his desk, saying "there was nobody taking anything from me" and suggesting that, "It could be just made up by the author". I never spoke to him.
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.
Another book, another round of sensational claims about the Trump White House.
Woodward says: "I believe in our country, and because you're our president, I wish you good luck". "He's this dumb southerner".
The gathering quickly went awry, however, when Trump chose to unload on his generals for attempting to discuss Afghanistan strategy.
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Chris Ruddy, Newsmax CEO and friend of President Trump, questions the timing of the book's release with 2018 midterm elections approaching. In response, Mattis is straining the rules of how a defense secretary and the military treat a president, some of them also dating back to Washington.