Trump Knocks Woodward Book As ‘Total Joke,’ Vows To Write ‘Real Book’

President Donald Trump responds to a reporters question during an event with sheriffs in the East Room of the White House in Washington Wednesday Sept. 5 2018

President Donald Trump responds to a reporters question during an event with sheriffs in the East Room of the White House in Washington Wednesday Sept. 5 2018

The op-ed came out the same week that details emerged from Washington Post reporter and editor Bob Woodward's new book, "Fear", about the atmosphere of chaos and dysfunction in the White House under Trump.

"I've seen the references to it but I haven't read it and I don't know that I can give an informed opinion on it", he said.

Woodward reveals a president who has zero intellectual curiosity and even less impulse control, and who boasts an obsession with his media image that scores a 12 out of 10 on the Kardashian Scale.

Woodward wrote in his book that Cohn was "appalled" that Trump might sign the letter, and reportedly said, "I stole it off his desk".

Woodward's book contains scenes of cabinet members and advisers actively blocking Trump's policy priorities, including trade and the alliance with South Korea and a proposed assassination of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.

President Donald Trump promised to write a book on his administration that sets the record straight, as he continued lashing out at the planned release of Bob Woodward's new book on Tuesday.

Woodward in the book recounts how Defense Secretary James Mattis had to explain to Trump why the United States pays $3.5 billion a year to station 28,000 troops in South Korea, telling the president it was a key line of defense against North Korea to prevent "World War Three".

Woodward told CBS that during exchanges with North Korea last year, Trump focused on the fact that the US paid $3.5 billion a year to have troops in South Korea, saying "I don't know why they're there", and asking why the USA has 28,000 troops stationed there.

Trump slams damning New York Times op-ed as ‘gutless’
The op-ed represents a "national security" issue, Trump claimed to reporters aboard Air Force One today, according to the Associated Press .

Trump, though, has called the book "fiction".

From former White House lawyer John Dowd, we learned - or rather had confirmed - that Trump is incapable of getting through a single blustery sentence without uttering some spectacular falsehood, making him a prime candidate for perjury in any potential sit-down with Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Trump said last week that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should investigate who authoredthe Times story as a matter of national security.

The piece called Trump's leadership style "impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective", said the president makes "half-baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless decisions", and claimed that "many" senior administration officials "are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations".

"Again and again, Woodward recounts at length how Trump's national security team was shaken by his lack of curiosity and knowledge about world affairs and his contempt for the mainstream perspectives of military and intelligence leaders", The Post said. Dems can't stand losing.

"These people, these are political statements to protect their jobs, totally understandable", he said. He said Trump has been "on the same wavelength" as congressional Republicans on taxes, regulations and court appointments.

Trump was furious, tweeting Thursday morning that "The Deep State and the Left, and their vehicle, the Fake News Media, are going insane - & they don't know what to do". If I did I would not have been elected President.

In a third tweet, at 11:22 p.m. EST, Trump wrote, "I'm draining the Swamp, and the Swamp is trying to fight back".

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