Trump wanted Syrian president assassinated, new book by famed Watergate reporter claims
Sep 05 2018
Woodward's book, which is described as based on in-depth interviews with those in and around the West Wing, details a dysfunctional White House in which Trump is an unpredictable boss not respected by top aides. "We're going to be much more measured".
The looming release of Woodward's book, according to reports, has had the White House on edge for weeks.
In addition to being Trump's "executive assistant", she also has the title of "special assistant to the president", a designation among the senior staff of the White House that ranks below "assistant to the president" (Conway is one) and "deputy assistant to the president" (Shah is in this group). "Ask her. She never told me about it", Trump said.
Needless to say, even The Washington Post's preview of Fear: Trump in the White House is enough to simultaneously induce shudders and reasonable fear for the future of this country.
"I have the pleasure of being privy to those conversations. and I have not once heard the president talk about assassinating Assad", Haley told reporters on Tuesday.
"I'm not going to sit there and let him look like an idiot", Dowd allegedly told Mueller. "I never got a message". The US last week announced it had reached a bilateral deal with Mexico to salvage Nafta and the Trump administration on Wednesday is due to resume negotiations with Canada to stay in the pact.
"I'm just hearing about it".
The former NY mayor said that since he's been working for Trump he has not heard of Woodward gaining access to the White House.
Among his other revelations: former top economic adviser Gary Cohn stole a letter off Trump's desk that the president planned to sign that would withdraw the United States from a trade agreement with South Korea.
Of course Trump has had disgusting things to say about Barack Obama, but it's not like he called him a "weak d**k" in the debates like he reportedly did in private.
Chief of Staff Kelly repeatedly calls Mr Trump an "idiot" and said that "it's pointless to try to convince him of anything". He's gone off the rails.
Trump decried the quotes and stories in the book on Twitter as "frauds, a con on the public", adding that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and chief of staff John Kelly had denied uttering quoted criticisms of the president in the book.
"In serving in this administration, the idea that I would show contempt for the elected Commander-in-Chief, President Trump, or tolerate disrespect to the office of the President from within our Department of Defense, is a product of someone's rich imagination". "I'm in the process of making some of the greatest trade deals ever to be made", Trump boasted, according to a transcript of the August 14 interview with Woodward released by the Post.
The twenty-something man who demanded that New Yorkers regarded him as a mogul-in-the-making has always operated with a high level of bluster and bluff. This is the worst job I've ever had, ' he supposedly said during one meeting. As I stated back in May and still firmly stand behind: 'I spend more time with the President than anyone else, and we have an incredibly candid and strong relationship.
Still, the president is quoted as telling Dowd he would be "a real good witness" despite later losing his cool during a practice session, according to the Post account, and saying, "This thing's a goddamn hoax", and "I don't really want to testify", according to the published excerpts.