Trump is Ignorant, White House Dysfunctional

Bob Woodward's Trump book should provoke a Tweet storm. 'Crazytown'
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05 September, 2018

Mr Woodward, who along with Carl Bernstein helped expose the Watergate scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon in 1974, relied on so-called "deep background" conversations with sources, often recorded. Chief of Staff John Kelly allegedly called Mr Trump an "idiot", and said: "We're in Crazytown". As for former chief of staff Reince Priebus...he called Trump's bedroom "the devil's workshop" and early mornings, his prime tweeting time, "the witching hour".

Woodward's book, titled Fear: Trump in the White House, claims that Trump called Attorney General Jeff Sessions "a traitor" and complained that "everybody's trying to get me" when he found out that Robert Mueller had been appointed special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election. "He's this dumb Southerner", Trump said, affecting an exaggerated Southern accent.

Trump did not understand the need for a special intelligence operation in South Korea that allows the U.S. to detect a North Korean missile launch within just seven seconds, versus 15 minutes from Alaska, said The Washington Post, citing veteran journalist Bob Woodward's upcoming book, Fear: Trump in the White House.

Dowd wrote "no" when asked if he ever described Trump as a "fucking liar", warned Trump he risked an "orange jump suit", or described Trump's interview prep to Mueller, as quoted by CNN. And he was harsh and blunt with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, telling him "I don't trust you".

Add Trump's former lawyer John Dowd to the long list of White House insiders who apparently do not have very much confidence in the president.

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The Watergate reporter wrote that Mattis once described President Trump as having the understanding of "a fifth- or sixth-grader" when it comes to the Korean Peninsula, according to The Washington Post. "Democrats and their allies in the media understand the President's policies are working and with success like this, no one can beat him in 2020 - not even close". In one small group meeting, Kelly said of Trump, "He's an idiot".

In his brand new tell-all titled simply 'Fear, ' famous journalist Bob Woodward pens that John Kelly and Jim Mattis are as unhappy with the president's antics as the rest of us. I told you he was a goddamn dumbbell.

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If that's the case, Woodward's book could cause serious damage within the White House in the coming days. "Let's f***ng kill him!"

On Tuesday, Kelly denied comments attributed to him in the book.

She said people should take what is written in books about the president with "a grain of salt". At a dinner with Mattis and Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, among others, Trump lashed out at a vocal critic, Sen. Woodward tells Trump that he had contacted many officials in an attempt to interview Trump.

"A third of my job was trying to react to some of the really unsafe ideas that he had and try to give him reasons to believe that maybe they weren't such good ideas", former Trump staff secretary Rob Porter said.

"I assume that means it's going to be a negative book", the president replies.

Journalists began their Pavlovian foaming-at-the-mouth on Tuesday with the release of Bob Woodward's salacious, largely anonymously-sourced anti-Trump book "Fear".

The president also denied that senior aides took sensitive documents from his desk, saying "there was nobody taking anything from me".

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