Five Excerpts from Bob Woodward’s New Book on the White House That Is Sure to Enrage Trump :: Politics :: Lists :: Donald Trump :: Paste
05 September, 2018, 15:25
White House chief of staff John Kelly is denying an account in journalist Bob Woodward'snew book that he called Trump an "idiot". We're in Crazytown. I don't even know why any of us are here. "So I have another bad book coming out".
Trump also responded to the book, calling the quotes in the book "made up by frauds, a con on the public". "I stole it off his desk", Cohn told an associate, according to Woodward.
"I never spoke to him".
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One of the excerpts from the book claims the president ordered Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to assassinate the Syrian leader following the 2017 Idlib chemical incident. He also compared him to a Mafia boss.
Woodward's reporting is drawn from hundreds of hours of interviews with people with firsthand knowledge of the events he describes and quotes he includes are backed up by documentation he reviewed.
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Woodward claims that Trump once asked Mattis why the US backs South Korea militarily and financially, prompting the defense secretary to tell close associates afterward that Trump had the understanding of a fifth or sixth grader. "Secretaries of defense don't always get to choose the president they work for", Mattis allegedly said in another instance. "While I generally enjoy reading fiction, this is a uniquely Washington brand of literature, and his anonymous sources do not lend credibility", Mattis said.
In his previous books, which have been rolled out with as much anticipation as this one, Woodward has typically delivered some startling revelations that not only intrigued but also changed the conversation in Washington.
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