Trump dismisses Woodward book as a ‘joke’

Trump dismisses Woodward book as a ‘joke’

Trump dismisses Woodward book as a ‘joke’

First there were news reports about Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward's new behind-the-scenes book, "Fear, ' which described a nervous breakdown in the Trump administration as top aides maneuvered to prevent the President from taking disastrous and impulsive missteps".

"He drafts a tweet saying 'We are going to pull our dependents from South Korea - family members of the 28,000 people there, '" Woodward said on CBS Sunday Morning, referring to families of USA troops stationed on the Korean peninsula.

Bob Woodward, the author of an explosive new portrayal of President Trump's White House, tells NPR that administration officials are denying his account out of "political necessity".

Donald Trump has threatened to write a "real book" about his presidency - hours before the latest "expose" on his administration hits the shops.

She added: "The American people would be better served if we talked about really important things facing the country".

During the parade, line upon line of goose-stepping soldiers and columns of tanks shook the ground before giving way to chanting crowds waving flags and flowers as they passed a review stand where the North Korean leader sat with a special envoy from China, as well as other visiting foreigners. "I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations", reads the subhead of the piece, which ostensibly sought to reassure the public that well-intentioned people such as the author had the public's back.

Woodward depicts Trump as a loose cannon who insults his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, calling him a "dumb southerner" and "mentally retarded"-and giving how important the southern states are to the Republican Party, that is hardly the type of publicity Trump needs".

Mattis was alarmed, telling close associates after the meeting that the President acted like - and had the understanding of - 'a fifth- or sixth-grader'.

The New York Times reported on Tuesday that Mueller may agree to accept written answers from the president on at least some topics.

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Scores of senior figures within the Trump administration, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defence Secretary James Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and CIA Director Gina Haspel have all come forward to deny they wrote the editorial.

The book has already risen to No. 1 on Amazon's best-seller list, but Trump said the longtime Washington Post reporter and editor used "now disproven unnamed and anonymous sources".

Trump even teased his own memoir tweeting, "I'll write the real book!"

The anonymous writer goes on to denounce Trump's "mass-marketing of the notion that the press is the 'enemy of the people, ' and says his "impulses are generally anti-trade and anti-democratic".

As part of his description of widespread White House dysfunction, Woodward recounted an incident in which the president complained about American troops in the Korean peninsula and that his staff tried to explain their goal. On Monday morning, he called the book a "joke", and labeled the veteran journalist a "liar who is like a Dem operative prior to the Midterms".

However, she dismissed the suggestion that the White House would issue a list of specific claims that are inaccurate in the book.

Early last week, excerpts were released from Woodward's book, which depicts the Trump White House as a byzantine, treacherous, often out-of-control operation.

For example, he said that the president imposing tariffs goes against what "99.9%" of experts have recommended.

"The incidents are not anonymous", he said. "It gives a time, who participated".

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