The Rats Are Fleeing the Sinking Ship-and Talking to Bob Woodward
The Rats Are Fleeing the Sinking Ship-and Talking to Bob Woodward
Defense Secretary James Mattis then told colleagues Trump had the mental ability of'a fifth or sixth-grader
05 September, 2018, 22:41
The book, Woodward has said, is based on hundreds of hours of firsthand reporting and uses "deep background" sources - people close to or in the White House who spoke anonymously.
Among his other revelations: former top economic adviser Gary Cohn stole a letter off Trump's desk that the president planned to sign that would withdraw the United States from a trade agreement with South Korea. "And I can tell you, what I've seen so far out of this book is nothing like what's going on in the building me", Sanders said from the White House lawn.
The president reportedly told Mr Mattis to assassinate Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian dictator, in April 2017 after he used chemical weapons.
The book claims that Mattis told associates of the president that he had the understanding of "a fifth- or sixth-grader", according to The Washington Post. "I'm in the process of making some of the greatest trade deals ever to be made", Trump boasted, according to a transcript of the August 14 interview with Woodward released by the Post.
"He's gone off the rails".
The book quotes USA defence secretary Jim Mattis as calling Trump a fifth-grader.
"Let's f*****g kill him!" Mattis subsequently informed a senior aide, "We're not going to do any of that".
"I knew I had a gray beard".
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"When I have attributed exact quotations, thoughts or conclusions to the participants, that information comes from the person, a colleague with direct knowledge, or from meeting notes, personal diaries, files and government or personal documents", Woodward wrote in a note to readers included in the book.
"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", he added. It didn't go well, as the president grew increasingly frustrated with the intensity of the questioning, at one point angrily calling the investigation "a goddamn hoax".
The book portrays Trump as prone to profane outbursts and impulsive decision-making, painting a picture of chaos that Woodward says amounts to an "administrative coup d'etat" and a "nervous breakdown" of the executive branch.
The coming release of Woodward's book, according to reports, has had the White House on edge for weeks.
Trump's former lawyer in the Russian Federation probe, John Dowd, is said to have doubted Trump's ability to avoid perjuring himself should he be interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller. "I would certainly rather take the word of those two individuals than a couple of disgruntled former employees that are anonymously attacking the president trying to make him look bad for no other reason I guess than to build themselves up". He said in an interview with The Daily Caller, "There was nobody taking anything from me". "We're doing this in order to prevent World War III", Mattis supposedly said.
On Twitter Wednesday, Trump appeared to defend himself further, saying: "I'm tough as hell on people & if I weren't, nothing would get done". Documents that would have allowed the president to withdraw the nation from the North American Free Trade Agreement and a trade deal with South Korea were hidden - and the U.S. has since committed to renegotiating the pacts.
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