Once he won, Trump considered an unusual approach that was quickly slapped down by his chief economic advisor, according to veteran journalist Bob Woodward's new book, "Fear: Trump in the White House", which went on sale Tuesday.
In the book, Woodward cited an alleged phone conversation between Trump and Mattis in which Trump went into an expletive-laden rant against Assad and told Mattis to have him killed.
Kelly is quoted calling Trump "an idiot", and Mattis is quoted saying Trump has the understanding of "a fifth or sixth-grader", but they've said they didn't make those statements. Whereas at first Woodward claims that this order, which Trump had not seen, had come from "unknown channels", subsequently he revises himself: "At least twice, Porter had the order drafted as the president had directed". As he did with "Deep Throat" on Watergate, Woodward based his reporting in Fear on "deep background" interviews, sharing all available information without revealing the identity of his sources. "And I'm not happy, but I have a smile on my face because the truth in all of this is going to emerge".
Woodward says his sources' denials are driven by "political necessity", and are a product of the way Washington generally runs.
"I think that's a lot of testimony, that's a lot of visiting, and that's just the bottom of what they know", Dean said in an interview with CNN. The White House will not release the full letter unless Kim agrees it should be made public, she said.
"If he's going to sign it, he's going to need another piece of paper", Cohn said. The White House has blasted the book, and Trump on Monday referred to it as a "scam". Woodward also writes that Trump refused to send any additional aid. The letter stated that the USA was planning to withdraw from a trade agreement with South Korea.
Among the revelations in the book: Cohn once removed a document from the president's desk that would have ended a trade deal with South Korea.
"The idea that the Secretary of Defense has to tell the president that all of these actions are created to prevent the ultimate catastrophe", Woodward said. There is nothing like good dialogue from two people that like each other!
Christie, who is a subject within the book, continued to unleash his wrath on Woodward and Bannon: "If Mr".
Simon & Schuster, the publishing company behind Bob Woodard's upcoming book, is reportedly printing one million copies of the White House tell-all to keep up with the "extraordinary demand".