Trump is Ignorant, White House Dysfunctional

Trump is Ignorant, White House Dysfunctional

Trump is Ignorant, White House Dysfunctional

The president denied anyone stealing material from his desk, as is claimed in the book, and said Woodward has "a lot of credibility problems".

Porter dutifully drafted a letter withdrawing from NAFTA, but he and other advisers feared it could trigger an economic and foreign-relations disaster, so Porter consulted Cohn.

Mr Trump's former lawyer, John Dowd, conducted a mock interview with Mr 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 claims.

The book includes demining quotes from numerous officials, including White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Secretary of Defense James Mattis.

"This is another pathetic attempt to smear people close to President Trump and distract from the administration's many successes", said Kelly.

Trump also asked whether Woodward was a "Dem operative", and suggested that the timing of the book's release may have been politically motivated, with USA midterm elections only two months away.

The book is out on Tuesday, but extracts were published by the Washington Post yesterday.

Trump has been increasingly critical of anonymous sources used by reporters covering his administration. "He's this dumb Southerner", Trump reportedly told Porter about Sessions.

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

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

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".

Trump is quoted as telling his hand-picked 80-year-old secretary of commerce, Wilbur Ross, "I don't trust you. He's gone off the rails", Kelly was quoted in the book as saying.

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According to Woodward, Dowd explained to Mueller in January that he did not want the president to do an interview because he didn't want to "sit there and let him look like an idiot".

In the accounts we've seen of his book "Fear: Trump in the White House", Woodward reveals a man who is temperamentally unfit for office, surrounded by aides who are trying to rein in his very bad impulses.

Earlier, Porter was said to have conspired with Cohn to remove an letter that Trump ordered Porter to draft that would have withdrawn the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Journalists began their Pavlovian foaming-at-the-mouth on Tuesday with the release of Bob Woodward's salacious, largely anonymously-sourced anti-Trump book "Fear".

If you take seriously the revelations in Bob Woodward's book "Fear" - and how can you not, given Woodward's almost half-century of scoops about Washington's elite? - then it's time for President Trump to be removed from office via the 25th Amendment because he is clearly "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office".

"We're doing this in order to prevent World War III", Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reportedly told the president.

'He couldn't even be a one-person country lawyer down in Alabama'. Mattis became frustrated by the president's response, according to Woodward.

He resigned as Trump's lawyer the following day. "This is the worst job I've ever had".

"This guy is mentally retarded", the president reportedly said. Later, however, Trump reached out to Woodward seeking an interview in a phone call the author recorded.

Though alarming, nothing Woodward seems to have learned in documents and hundreds of hours' worth of interviews would surprise anyone who has studied Donald Trump or worked with him.

"I think the President of the United States can not be seen taking the fifth".

Trump even lied in a telephone conversation with Woodward, denying any knowledge that the veteran reporter wanted to interview him before admitting that Senator Lindsey Graham had relayed the request.

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