Trump dismisses Woodward book as 'joke'

"Other times, we would fall over the edge, and an action would be taken".

Bob Woodward's book, Fear: Trump In The White House, will be available in United States bookshops on Tuesday after a week of excerpts, leaks and interviews that portray the president as dangerously erratic and uninformed.

By the looks of it, Woodward has plenty of grave, highly specific details to offer readers about the threat posed by the Trump White House, not just to its staffers but to everyone living under its rule.

Trump and the White House, along with numerous senior officials including Defense Secretary James Mattis and chief of staff John Kelly, strongly disputed the book's content. Woodward claimed to have snuck into Casey's hospital room and done the interview.

In his interview with NPR, Woodward also addresses the anonymous op-ed published in The New York Times shortly after the first excerpts of his book were circulating. "The dilemma - which he does not fully grasp - is that numerous senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations". One meteorologist said the rain totals could make Florence the "Harvey of the East Coast". According to the essay, the people involved in the administration's dealings with Russian Federation and North Korea saw themselves as "the steady state".

Withdrawing from that trade agreement, known as KORUS, could jeopardize a top-secret intelligence operation that enables the U.S.to quickly detect any intercontinental ballistic missiles launched from North Korea, according to Woodward.

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She also parried a question about whether the president believes the wave of cabinet members and top officials who have come forward to plead not guilty to writing the essay. "The Dems are going insane!"

But Kelly is encouraging Trump to move carefully on the decision, as the choice "monitors ethical matters throughout the administration, interprets laws for the executive branch, and is viewed as the chief legal protector for the office". Needless to say, what is happening has amounted to a crisis of American-style liberal democracy.

It appeared to be another instance of the president versus the administration, as Trump proceeded on one track while the agencies largely moved on another. He still lives in Washington.

Priebus wouldn't have any of it and said there will be a dinner in the White House.

And the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said that she had never heard Mr Trump talking about assassinating the Syrian president. "We have a sitting president who will undoubtedly be impeached".

In fact, with respect to Trump himself, Woodward is not entirely negative.

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