Trump is Ignorant, White House Dysfunctional

Trump is Ignorant, White House Dysfunctional

Trump is Ignorant, White House Dysfunctional

Most of the transcript reveals a boggling back and forth between Woodward and Trump (with a guest appearance by White House counselor Kellyanne Conway) about Woodward's many unsuccessful attempts to interview Trump for the book, called "Fear".

■White House chief of staff John F. Kelly told colleagues that he thought the president was "unhinged".

"In serving in this administration, the idea that I would show contempt for the elected Commander-in-Chief, President Trump, or tolerate disrespect to the office of the President from within our Department of Defense, is a product of someone's rich imagination".

It is the latest to detail tension within the White House under Mr Trump's 20-month-old presidency. He's this dumb Southerner.

TrTrump administration officials who reportedly criticized the president in Bob Woodward's upcoming book should go find another job, Rudy Giuliani, one of President Donald Trump's lawyers, told CNBC on Tuesday.

In one episode, Trump reportedly questioned why the US was spending resources in South Korea, prompting Mattis to tell confidantes that the president "had the understanding of a fifth or sixth grader".

No clear response strategy emerged immediately after the Post report, but insiders speculated the fallout could be worse than from Fire and Fury, given Mr Woodward's storied reputation.

"This guy is mentally retarded", Trump said of Sessions, according to the book.

"It's really too bad, because nobody told me about it, and I would've loved to have spoken to you", Trump reportedly told the journalist.

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President Donald Trump wanted to have Syria's Bashar Assad assassinated past year but his defense secretary ignored the request, according to a new book that depicts top Trump aides as sometimes sidestepping instructions to limit what they see as his damaging and risky behavior.

The book was later made into a Hollywood film, starring Robert Redford as Woodward.

Trump's temper and abusive management style have been previously reported in numerous news stories and through books like the ones written by famed tabloid reporter Michael Wolff and former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman.

"I wouldn't let him see it".

Woodward concludes the call by saying "I believe in our country, and because you're our president, I wish you good luck". It's pointless to try to convince him of anything.

Trump decried the quotes and stories in the book on Twitter as "frauds, a con on the public", adding that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and chief of staff John Kelly had denied uttering quoted criticisms of the president in the book.

"Mattis was particularly exasperated and alarmed", writes Woodward in reference to a January 19 National Security Council meeting. He is openly longing to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions for failing to quash the Russian Federation investigation, even though Sessions has in every other respect done Trump's bidding to the letter. "Further, I did not refer to the President as a "liar" and did not say that he was likely to end up in an 'orange jump suit'".

At first, Trump said he didn't know anything about it.

The book also details Trump's preoccupation with the Mueller investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 US presidential election and whether Trump's campaign colluded with that effort. Then-White House chief economic adviser Gary Cohn recounted how, on two separate occasions, he plucked letters off Trump's desk that would have taken the USA out of important global agreements.

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