'Idiot,' 'Unhinged,' A 'Sixth-Grader': Aides Fault Trump In Explosive New Book

President Trump walks from the Oval Office to board the Marine One helicopter last week

President Trump walks from the Oval Office to board the Marine One helicopter last week

According to The Washington Post, which obtained an early copy of the book, it portrays a chaotic Trump White House filled with second-guessing by members of Trump's staff, who repeatedly bad-mouth him behind closed doors.

In "Fear", which is sourced from a number of current and former senior White House officials, Woodward describes Trump disparaging Attorney General Jeff Sessions, according to The Post.

By morning, he was implicitly warning the press, tweeting, "Isn't it a shame that someone can write an article or book, totally make up stories and form a picture of a person that is literally the exact opposite of the fact, and get away with it without retribution or cost".

After the president saw video of the aftermath of a poison gas attack on Syrian civilians in April 2017, he called Mattis, and according to Woodward, and fumed "let's f**king kill him", referring to Syria's dictator Bashar al-Assad.

The book quotes U.S. defence secretary Jim Mattis as calling Trump a fifth-grader. National security advisers instead developed options for the airstrike that Trump ultimately ordered. In a meeting about the Korean Peninsula, Trump's comments left Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to say that Trump understood the matter at hand like a "fifth or sixth grader".

The book claims that at one point, Trump's then-personal attorney John Dowd felt he had to convince Trump that he would commit perjury if he talked to Mueller. "Well, accurate is that nobody's ever done a better job than I'm doing as president".

The book, Fear: Trump In The White House, presents a chilling account of how key people in Trump's administration describe the frustration of dealing with the narcissistic and unhinged president. The book, due for release on September 11, is already causing a political 9/11, even as the President and the Woodward-backing liberal press in the United States are locked in a struggle to establish who is more credible.

The coming release of Woodward's book, according to reports, has had the White House on edge for weeks.

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During the conversation, Woodward explained that he spoke to many people and that the resulting book is "a tough look at the world and your administration and you".

The reporter, who said the book was based on hundreds of hours of interviews, had a brief retort: "It's going to be accurate, I promise". According to Woodward, Cohn told a colleague that Trump never noticed.

The book, which has not yet been released, depicts top Trump aides sometimes sidestepping instructions to limit what they see as his damaging and unsafe behavior.

During an appearance on Fox News shortly after Trump's tweet, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she hasn't "had the conversation" with Trump about any legal actions he might pursue against Woodward.

Woodward also claims that Gary Cohn, the former director of the National Economic Council, boasted of removing papers from the president's desk to prevent Trump from signing them into law, including efforts to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement and from a deal with South Korea.

"As Dowd rattled off a series of questions about the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, Trump reportedly stumbled over his answers and contradicted himself", the Hill said.

"Myself, I've been working for the president for three years".

The assertion is rebutted by the reporter, and the transcript suggests White House aides, including adviser Kellyanne Conway, were aware of requests for Trump-Woodward talks.

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