Trump almost sent Tweet which ‘could have triggered war with North Korea’

Trump almost sent Tweet which ‘could have triggered war with North Korea’

"The incidents are not anonymous", he said.

The veteran Washington Post investigative reporter, who uncovered the truth about the Watergate break-in that led to President Richard Nixon's resignation, has torn away the West Wing's veil of secrecy, revealing an often chaotic, combative staff operation at war with Mr. Trump's impulsive, paranoid decision-making.

"Just another assault against me, in a barrage of assaults, using now disproven unnamed and anonymous sources", Trump said.

"People who work for him are anxious. that he will sign things or give orders that threaten the national security or the financial security of the country, or of the world", he told CBS.

Trump called it a "gutless editorial", but his public anger was initially directed more toward The Times than the piece's author, whom he dismissed as someone who's probably "failing" at his job and is in the administration "for all the wrong reasons".

Woodward chronicles Defense Secretary Jim Mattis not only comparing Trump's behavior and knowledge to that of "a fifth- or sixth-grader", but disobeying direct orders from the president.

CNN reports that they received an advance copy of Woodward's book, which included a reproduction of the letter.




US President Donald Trump spooked the Pentagon leadership with a tweet that - had it been sent - North Korea would have read as a sign of an imminent US attack, journalist Bob Woodward said in an interview that aired Sunday.

Perhaps most damning are the words of Trump's own lawyers, who were apparently so terrified of the president testifying in the special counsel's investigation - because of his inability to tell the truth - that they appealed directly to Mueller not to subpoena him.

Stephens, a regular critic of the president, said that he doesn't think that the passages in the book, which hits shelves on Tuesday, will sway Trump's base, but he said he thinks it could convince voters who were unsure about voting for Trump or his 2016 Democratic presidential opponent, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSan Juan mayor endorses Cynthia Nixon in NY gov race Hillary Clinton thanks Ralph Lauren at 50th anniversary show Trump tax law takes center stage in Nevada Senate race MORE. And the more Trump had to say, the worse he made himself look.

'Dems can't stand losing. Asked whether he has tape recordings of most of the interviews, Woodward said yes. "Races that we were not even thinking about winning are now very close, or even leading", the President said in a late Saturday evening tweet.

Trump responded to the book Wednesday in the Oval Office and said, "The book is fiction".

Christie fired back that it's an "outrageous statement" to suggest someone should be ashamed for working in the Trump White House. "From where you sit, you have no respect for the president, that's obvious, but don't tell me that the hardworking people in the White House [also do not]". The Times said a person at the private event provided the paper with an audio recording of Mulvaney's remarks.

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