Trump Calls New Book by Watergate Reporter a 'Con'

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According to The Washington Post, Woodward's book is the product of hundreds of hours of interviews with witnesses and those with access to President Donald Trump done on "deep background"-meaning that all the information could be used, but he cannot reveal his sources".

In one meeting, Chief of Staff John Kelly said about the president, "He's an idiot".

Trump reportedly attacked his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, in private even more harshly than he does in his regular Twitter tirades about the first USA senator to endorse his presidential campaign.

Kelly denied the claims and said: "The idea I ever called the president an idiot is not true".

Mr Kelly's predecessor, Reince Priebus, describes the presidential bedroom suite as "the devil's workshop", where Mr Trump fires off intemperate tweets early in the morning and on weekends.

Trump said of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, "This guy is mentally retarded. He's this dumb Southerner", Trump reportedly told Porter about Sessions.

Bob Woodward is one half of the Washington Post duo that helped take down former President Richard Nixon and his corrupt administration, and even he's calling the Trump White House nuts.

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Giuliani told CNBC that numerous events described in the book occurred before he joined the president's legal team.

"Mattis was particularly exasperated and alarmed, telling close associates that the president. had the understanding of - 'a fifth- or sixth-grader, ' " Woodward writes. "You've always been fair", said Trump at the beginning of the call.

"I'll just take the paper off his desk", Cohn told another White House aide, according to the book.

Tonight, the White House said the excerpts were a fabrication by disgruntled former staff members.

In another move to short-circuit Trump, Defense Secretary James Mattis allegedly ignored an order to kill Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad after Assad launched a chemical-weapons attack on civilians in April 2017.

Cohn told a colleague that he stole the letter to protect national security, according to a copy of the book obtained by the Post, which is due for public release later this month. The freaky silence suggests that even if Woodward's account is not fully accurate, this White House is too dysfunctional and disorganized to quickly rebut explosive, firsthand claims of incompetence on two of the country's biggest media platforms.

When another aide drew up an order to withdraw the U.S. from the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada, Mr Cohn reportedly said: "I can stop this".

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Mattis told Trump he'd get right on it, but then told a senior aide, "We're not going to do any of that".

"I don't even know why any of us are here".

Woodward explained his method of reporting to Trump, including meeting with White House sources and getting documentation. "Let's f-ing kill him!"

US Ambassador Nikki Haley denied Tuesday that Trump had ever planned to assassinate Assad. And that seems unlikely to change with the September 11 publication by Simon & Schuster of Fear: Trump in the White House, a look at the current President and his administration from the legendary journalist and All the President's Men co-author.

Woodward did not interview Trump for the book, but Trump did reach out to Woodward in August.

The account of the book by the Post depicts the president as angry, frustrated, and paranoid about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

While he does not name his sources, Woodward says he spoke with many people now or formerly working for Trump as he conducted research for "Fear", discussing not just the president's personality but also major policy debates regarding North Korea and Afghanistan. At a dinner with Mattis and Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, among others, Trump lashed out at a vocal critic, Sen.

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