Trump dismisses Woodward book as a ‘joke’

This guy is mentally retarded. He's this dumb Southerner' Trump reportedly said of his attorney general Jeff Sessions who recused himself from the Russia probe

It's entitled Fear, and it describes the "harrowing" management style of an unhinged and occasionally paranoid President Donald Trump, and includes numerous vignettes alleging specific quotes from senior White House staffers.

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.

The anonymous author wrote in the Times that where Trump has had successes, they have come "despite - not because of - the president's leadership style, which is impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective".

In the same note, Woodward writes: "President Trump declined to be interviewed for this book". It's pointless to try to convince him of anything.

It also says that in late 2017, Trump almost sent a tweet about withdrawing "all United States military dependents - thousands of family members of 28,500 troops" from South Korea. "I do think things will get worse before they get better".

And in a signal that he plans to be an aggressive counter-puncher in advance of the November midterm elections, he jabbed his liberal opponents - suggesting Woodward is among them.

In a statement to The Washington Post, Woodward said, "I stand by my reporting".

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Trump, though, has called the book "fiction". That's great to finally hear from an insider, but anonymous isn't revealing something we don't already know about Trump. Trump says he "most likely" won't shut down government MORE are not being truthful in denying that they made disparaging comments about President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump officials to announce closure of Palestinian Liberation Organization office in DC: report Alibaba's Jack Ma to step down as chairman in 2019 Trump expected to soon declassify Carter Page, Bruce Ohr documents: report MORE.

Pence said he did not know who wrote the Times column but that he was "100 percent confident that no one on the vice president's staff was involved in this anonymous editorial".

"The Woodward book is a scam".

"You look at the operation of this White House and you have to say, 'Let's hope to God we don't have a crisis, '" he said on "CBS Sunday Morning". "The people who are willing to talk are people of conscience, people of courage".

"The Woodward book is a Joke - just another assault against me, in a barrage of assaults, using now disproven unnamed and anonymous sources", he wrote on his Twitter account. Usually, a year or two in the White House - any White House, serving any president - is not just a badge of honour.

Nixon was a mean-spirited man who took revenge on his enemies but compared to Mr Trump, he was bold, realistic, ambitious, thoughtful in foreign policy and - it nearly chokes me to write this - a liberal progressive compared to today's Republican party. "The Dems are going insane!", he wrote.

The president then retweeted himself.

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