Amid outrage over Woodward book, Trump comments on libel laws

Amid outrage over Woodward book, Trump comments on libel laws

In response to journalist, Bob Woodword's, upcoming book, "Fear", claiming Secretary of Defense James Mattis had disparaged President Donald Trump after he had left a National Security Council meeting, the Warrior Monk flatly denied the story in a statement.

And now, in his new book, he is calling the current commander in chief nuts.

The White House was slow to respond, amid reports that officials struggled to obtain a copy of the new book.

Some of the most senior figures in Mr Trump's administration are quoted in the book disparaging the president's intellectual abilities. Trump asks in the call. I'm tough as hell on people & if I weren't, nothing would get done.

Mr Cohn later claimed that Mr Trump did not even notice that it was missing.

The The Daily Mail calls the book "explosive", and noted Woodward's "usual methods of deeply sourced reporting".

"This thing's a. hoax", Trump finally said, before deciding he didn't want to testify after all. "You don't need a strategy to kill people". We believe them, and you should let the nice men go back to their families.

Trump has called Sessions "mentally retarded" and a "dumb Southerner", according to Woodward.

And that seems unlikely to change with the September 11 publication by Simon & Schuster of Fear: Trump in the White House, a look at the current President and his administration from the legendary journalist and All the President's Men co-author.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also dismissed Woodward's book, saying, "I haven't read a lot of his books". He also retweeted denials from his chief of staff, Gen John Kelly, who reportedly called him an idiot, while lamenting, "It's pointless to try to convince him of anything".

Colbert closed by reiterating one of the anecdotes from the book: that Trump's former lawyer John Dowd and his lawyer Jay Sekulow conducted a practice interview with Trump about the Russian Federation investigation. Johnny Isakson of Georgia said, according to The Post.

U.S. ex-senator Jon Kyl named as successor to McCain
Hoyer served with Kyl in the House and was in Democratic leadership at the same time Kyl was in Senate Republican leadership. Joseph Lieberman, a former USA senator and close friend, said on CNN: "I say goodbye and my heart will be heavy".

The book says the US President's former economic adviser, Gary Cohn, removed a letter about a trade agreement with South Korea because he thought it was a threat to national security.

Mattis is described as among those in the administration who grew exasperated with Trump's limited intelligence; he complained that Trump has the understanding of a "fifth- or sixth-grader", according to Woodward.

A Pentagon spokesman, Col. Rob Manning, said Mattis was never interviewed by Woodward.

Cindy McCain walks with Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, followed by children Jack, Bridget, Jimmy and Andrew at Andrews Air Force base in Maryland before John McCain's burial.

US President Donald Trump wanted to have Syrian President Bashar al-Assad assassinated past year but his defense secretary ignored the request, according to a new book by famed Watergate reporter Bob Woodward. "Your honor, my client could easily take the stand and say he never killed anyone, but if we let him in here, he will kill everyone".

He denied the charge then, calling it "total B.S.", and he's denying it now. "Well, accurate is that nobody's ever done a better job than I'm doing as president".

"[Trump] would make fun of her voice", a person who worked on the show's set said to The Beast.

Tweeted Trump: "Thank you General Mattis, the book is boring & untrue!"

The Washington Post and CNN reported highlights from the text on Tuesday. Woodward tells Trump he had contacted multiple officials to attempt to interview Trump and was rebuffed. He added that the author "never called me". "I am into fiction like General Mattis, so maybe I'll take a look at this one". "So I have another bad book coming out".

The administration found in Woodward's book is one racked with anxiety over the president's erratic behaviors, where everyone is a potential target of Trump's belittlement.