Donald Trump Talk Turns Stephen Colbert’s Beard White With Fright

Brenda Watkins
September 5, 2018

Dowd, in a statement Tuesday, said "no so-called "practice session" or "re-enactment" took place and denied saying Trump was likely to end up in an orange jumpsuit.

Mr Woodward, who gained fame for his reporting on the Watergate scandal in the 1970s, talked to top aides for the book with the understanding that he would not reveal how he got his information, the Washington Post said.

Porter dutifully drafted a letter withdrawing from NAFTA, but he and other advisers feared it could trigger an economic and foreign-relations disaster, so Porter consulted Cohn.

The Post describes Trump's former personal attorney in the Russian Federation probe as skittish about Trump's ability to testify without perjuring himself, quoting John Dowd as saying, "Don't testify".

Members of the Trump administration are vigorously denying various insults and slights against President Trump in a new book by Bob Woodward; chief White House correspondent John Roberts reports.

Trump reportedly attacked his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, in private even more harshly than he does in his regular Twitter tirades about the first U.S. senator to endorse his presidential campaign.

Details from the book were published by the Washington Post on Tuesday. He's this dumb Southerner. "This is the worst job I've ever had", Kelly said in a small group meeting.

"Fear: Trump In The White House" paints a picture of an administration in chaos, with Trump aides quoted as calling him an "idiot" and admitting they snatched sensitive documents off his desk to keep him from taking rash actions. At the urging of advisers, he then condemned white supremacists and neo-Nazis, but nearly immediately told aides, "That was the biggest fucking mistake I've made" and the "worst speech I've ever given", according to Woodward's account.

Trump is quoted as telling his hand-picked 80-year-old secretary of commerce, Wilbur Ross, "I don't trust you". He has gone off the rails.

If the president was abusive toward his staff, it appears they have got some measure of revenge in the Woodward book, which is chock full of caustic quotes about the president attributed to the aides and advisers who serve him.

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The account explains Chief of Staff John Kelly, after arguing with the president, said, "He's an idiot".

At a National Security Council meeting on January 19, Trump seemed disinterested in the massive U.S. military presence on the Korean Peninsula, including an intelligence operation that allowed the USA to detect a North Korean missile launch in seven seconds rather than the 15-minute warning the military could provide from Alaska.

Dowd also referred to Trump as "a liar", which may remind you of the time Rex Tillerson, his first secretary of state, called Trump "a moron".

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders dismissed Bob Woodward's forthcoming book as "nothing more than fabricated stories", furnishing a list of no fewer than 53 accomplishments by President Donald Trump and a vow that "no one can beat him in 2020".

According to Woodward, Trump told aides "That was the biggest f-king mistake I've made" and "worst speech I've ever given".

The next morning, Dowd quit as one of Trump's lawyers. Mattis became frustrated by the president's response, according to Woodward. They just want to hate the elite, but Trump is desperate for the elite's acceptance, the kid from Queens who yearns for the swells in Manhattan to finally tell him he's one of them.

While he does not name his sources, Woodward says he spoke with many people now or formerly working for Trump as he conducted research for "Fear", discussing not just the president's personality but also major policy debates regarding North Korea and Afghanistan.

"This guy is mentally retarded", Trump once said of Sessions.

"John, I understand", Mueller replied, according to Woodward, but insisted, "I need the president's testimony".

Trump called Woodward in early August, after the manuscript had been completed, to say he wanted to participate, the Post said.

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