Woodward: Trump Is 'Detached' From Reality, Jeopardizes National Security


"Publishers are very reluctant to publish and print and ship more books than might sell", Charles said. "It felt like we were walking along the edge of the cliff perpetually".

Colbert, who said he read every page of the book himself, also said he particularly loved the last line, in which Woodward said Trump lawyer John Dowd "knew he could not bring himself to say to the president, 'you're a [expletive] liar".

There were days or weeks when the operation worked, Woodward writes.

Both have enraged the President and led to new levels of suspicion among his staff, many of whom were already at odds with each other. And about the third visit, they say, 'Oh yeah, maybe I have something upstairs, ' and then they come downstairs with three boxes of documents.

For example, Porter's statement about the book calls it "selective" and "often misleading".

"We're certainly focused on things that actually matter, and the staff that is here to do their job and not undermine the work that this president and this administration has done", she said. Woodward is an American from IL who is best known for helping to uncover the Watergate scandal that ended Richard Nixon's presidency.

Kelly is quoted calling Trump "an idiot", and Mattis is quoted saying Trump has the understanding of "a fifth- or sixth-grader".

"And I sometimes did just that", Porter said.

And the USA ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said that she had never heard Mr Trump talking about assassinating the Syrian president. In a world where media ethicists hammer journalists for using anonymous sources, Woodward has occasionally wondered whether they're underused.

CNN host Victor Blackwell said in a segment with CNN correspondent Brian Stelter the president was so unhappy with Shine that he wants former aide Hope Hicks back in the White House. He denied the allegations. "This is the best reporting I can do", Woodward concluded. You don't even have to pay any attention to him. "So I just did [a] poker face".

"... Modi, who has been courted assiduously by Obama, was coming for the visit to.see Trump".

Trade talks between Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and her US counterpart Robert Lighthizer resumed this week in Washington, just as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned of a "massive disruption" and job losses on both sides of the border if Trump follows through on his threat to impose auto tariffs.

The writer said an invocation of the 25th amendment, a mechanism to remove a president deemed unfit for office, had been discussed.