Horowitz: Woodward Sounds Alarm on Trump's Fitness to Serve

Irene MckinneySep 14, 2018

The book also depicts staffers and advisers as condemning the president behind his back and actively working to stymie some of his actions, even hiding documents from Trump.

"You can, in an nearly microscopic way, establish what occurred - and that's what I've done in this book".

The White House has spent more than a week battling the allegations in Mr.

But neither Cohn nor Porter said specifically what was inaccurate, and neither denied speaking to Woodward. Woodward also portrays as lifting material off the president's desk, said in a statement to Axios that the book "does not accurate portray my experience at the White House".

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, in turn, is quoted as saying the president has the mental capacity of a "fifth or sixth grader", while current chief of staff John Kelly is quoted as calling Trump "an idiot". Since excerpts were released last week, Trump has accused Woodward of making up quotes attributed to him and others.

"The White House is a 'smooth running machine.' We are making some of the biggest and most important deals in our country's history - with many more to come!"

Christie, who is a subject within the book, continued to unleash his wrath on Woodward and Bannon: "If Mr". "But someone actively trying to undermine the duly elected president and the entire executive branch of government, that seems quite problematic to me and something they should take a look at", she said. Trump said in his tweet.

Woodward wrote that those who traveled with Trump regularly noticed that the couple shares a honest affection, though Melania operated independently from Trump.

Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward told the BBC's Today Programme that the U.S. president had questioned security spending over South Korea, Europe and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops in a national council security meeting a year ago. As with "Fire and Fury" and other anti-Trump books, the president has condemned "Fear" as false.

"She's obsessed with Barron", one person told Woodward.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders assured reporters Monday that the president is not now considering using lie detectors to figure out which senior administrative official wrote the anonymous op-ed, The Washington Examiner reported. "People closest to him do not trust him", he added, "And the impulse-driven presidency is something that the more people know, the more they realize we're at risk".

Trump has already tweeted his low opinion of the book.

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