‘idiot’ claims slammed by president
DONALD Trump has lashed out at iconic American journalist Bob Woodward, whose explosive new ebook claims the president’s employees suppose he’s an fool.
An excerpt of Concern: Trump within the White Home revealed by the Washington Submit on Tuesday prompted a flurry of statements from the administration.
It additionally noticed a slew of tweets from Mr Trump, who described Mr Woodward as an “operative” of the Democratic Get together.
“The Woodward ebook has already been refuted and discredited by Normal (Secretary of Defence) James Mattis and Normal (Chief of Workers) John Kelly,” Mr Trump tweeted.
“Their quotes have been made up frauds, a con on the general public. Likewise different tales and quotes. Woodward is a Dem operative? Discover timing?”
He additionally took a swipe on the press, together with “sleepy eyes Chuck Todd of faux NBC Information”, who Mr Trump mentioned had inspired members of the press to “begin combating again”.
Mr Trump additionally tweeted: “The already discredited Woodward ebook, so many lies and phony sources, has me calling Jeff Periods ‘mentally retarded’ and ‘a dumb southerner’. I mentioned NEITHER, by no means used these phrases on anybody, together with Jeff, and being a southerner is a GREAT factor. He made this as much as divide!”
White Home press secretary Sarah Sanders issued a press release describing the ebook as “nothing greater than fabricated tales”.
Mr Woodward’s investigative journalism uncovered the Watergate scandal and helped convey down President Richard Nixon. His newest work has been hotly anticipated because it was introduced.
The forthcoming ebook claims chief of employees John Kelly had issues about Mr Trump’s psychological colleges. It quotes him as saying throughout a gathering, “we’re in Crazytown”.
It additionally alleged that he and different present and former aides referred to as the president an fool.
Mr Kelly slammed the suggestion, saying “the story is complete BS”.
“The concept I ever referred to as the president an fool is just not true, in actual fact it’s precisely the other,” he mentioned in a press release.
Jim Mattis, Secretary of Defence, mentioned to “shut associates that the President acted like — and had the understanding of — a fifth- or sixth-grader”, the ebook claimed.
Amongst different particulars within the excerpt was the allegation that Mr Trump’s former lawyer, who represented him within the probe of suspected Russian election interference, feared the president might perjure himself.
The ebook claims he mentioned Mr Trump would “find yourself in an orange jumpsuit”. Mr Dowd denied that was true.
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