Bob Woodward's book describes a dysfunctional Trump White House

Bob Woodward's book describes a dysfunctional Trump White House

The comedian also brought up part of the book in which Trump mocks Attorney General Jeff Sessions, an Alabamian, by calling him "this dumb Southerner".

"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.

Woodward's book, "Fear: Trump in the White House", is set to be released Tuesday.

THE RESPONSE: Giuliani tweeted that Woodward's "incident about me (is) entirely false".

In a statement to The Post, Woodward said, "I stand by my reporting".

But he was granted a phone interview with Trump after completing the book.

It also says he called Mr Trump an "idiot", an account that Mr Kelly denied.

Although Trump begins the conversation with Woodward saying, "I think you've always been fair", once he determines the journalist is writing a tough book (which Trump characterizes as negative), his demeanor changes.

In this reported conversation between Trump's former lawyer John Dowd and Robert Mueller, the man leading the investigation into the alleged collusion between Trump and Russian Federation in the 2016 election, the former says he is not going to sit by and let Mueller interview Trump for his investigation. I said NEITHER, never used those terms on anyone, including Jeff, and being a southerner is a GREAT thing.

A Bob Woodward expose book has been a rite of passage for presidential administrations since the storied investigative reporter first made a name for himself by breaking Richard Nixon's Watergate scandal.

President Donald Trump wanted to have Syrian President Bashar al-Assad assassinated previous year but his defence secretary ignored the request, according to a new book that depicts top Trump aides sometimes sidestepping instructions to limit what they see as his damaging and unsafe behaviour.

The book quotes Mr Kelly as saying: "We're in Crazytown".

Bob Woodward's tell-all book has outraged the White House
ALEX BRANDON AP Bob Woodward's tell-all book has outraged the White House

Woodward tried but was not granted an interview with Mr. Trump.

Dowd, who resigned soon after that conversation with Mueller this March, is absolutely right.

Woodward wrote that Dowd would tell Mueller that the president did not have time for the inquiry while he was juggling the responsibilities of his new job.

Defense Secretary James Mattis responded: "We're doing this in order to prevent World War III".

"You can't have the type of success that this president has had if what that book says is true", Sanders said in an interview with ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos on "Good Morning America" Wednesday, emphasizing the president's successes. Trump has always been thus, and Woodward's book is the latest confirmation of that reality.

The book includes some damning quotes from those closest to the president, including Chief of Staff John Kelly. "Let's kill the f-ing lot of them". National security advisers instead developed options for the airstrike that Trump ultimately ordered.

Both officials denied the quotes, and Trump retweeted their denials.

She said people should take what is written in books about the president with "a grain of salt".

At one point the president confronted Rob Porter, his staff secretary who had also taken a lead role in trade policy, over the failure to pull out of Nafta.

Here's a look at some of the blockbuster revelations that have emerged so far from early excerpts of Woodward's book.

Trump's comments Tuesday followed a pair of statements the White House released generally panning the book.


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