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Book reveals chaotic White House, claims Trump aides call US president an ‘idiot’

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Sep 5, 2018, 11:33 am IST
Updated : Sep 5, 2018, 11:33 am IST

The book goes on to claim that they swipe papers from his desk to stop him signing dangerous orders, it adds.

The book further mentions that Defence Secretary James Mattis likened his intellect to “a fifth or sixth grader”. (AP)
 The book further mentions that Defence Secretary James Mattis likened his intellect to “a fifth or sixth grader”. (AP)

A new book by Watergate journalist Bob Woodward, Fear: Trump in the White House, now claims that Donald Trump’s aides say he has turned the White House into “Crazytown” and is a national security risk.

According to a report in The Sun, the book goes on to claim that they swipe papers from his desk to stop him signing dangerous orders, it adds.

According to the book, Chief of Staff John Kelly reportedly raged: “He’s an idiot. We’re in Crazytown. This is the worst job I’ve had.”

Not only that, the book further mentions that Defence Secretary James Mattis likened his intellect to “a fifth or sixth grader” — a child aged 11 or 12 and Trump’s lawyer John Dowd is said to have deemed him a “f****** liar” and warned of jail if he agreed to a formal quiz over Russia links.

Fear: Trump in the White House — by famed Watergate reporter Bob Woodward — also details his rants.

According to Woodward’s book, Trump called Attorney General Jeff Sessions “mentally retarded” and told defence chiefs about Syrian leader Bashar Assad: “Let’s f****** kill him.”

He also ridiculed his lawyer Rudy Giuliani as “a little baby”.

The book says Trump blasted, “They took your diaper off right there. You're like a little baby that needed to be changed. When are you going to be a man?”

Woodward also reveals that Trump orders print outs of his tweets and studied them to find out which ones were most popular.

While aides described his tweets as the “devil’s workshop”, Trump has insisted he was the Ernest Hemingway of Twitter.

The White House on its part has said that the book tells “fabricated stories” from “disgruntled” ex-staff.

 

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