Trump Associates Push Back on Woodward Book

Bob Woodward and Donald Trump spoke by phone in August.
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Bob Woodward and Donald Trump spoke by phone in August. JIM WATSON AFP GettyImages MANDEL NGAN AFP Getty

With the USA midterm elections around the corner, public debate on President Donald Trump's political future is heating up.

He was leaning towards leaving, or a change in strategy if the decision was to stay.

Earlier Monday morning, Guthrie confronted Woodward - one of the two metro desk reporters at The Washington Post who first exposed the Watergate burglary in 1972 - about sources used in his forthcoming book, "Fear: Trump in the White House".

The book also quotes Mattis, after a contentious National Security Council meeting on January 19, as saying Trump acted like and had the understanding of "a fifth or sixth-grader". Trump wrote on Twitter.

Trade talks between Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and her USA 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. I like him very much. That's what we've got to do, we need to know what's going on. Nothing. Afghanistan has massive mineral wealth. We don't take it like others-like China. "The US needed to get some of Afghanistan's valuable minerals in exchange for any support".

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Michael Kennedy, an engineer at Boeing, said he planned to leave on Tuesday for his parents' home in Atlanta, Georgia. He underlined the point that even if you call 911, there is a chance rescue services may not be able to get to you.

"We should just go borrow a lot of money right now, hold it, and then sell it to make money", Trump suggested. When I asked an executive of a US think tank what would happen if Trump won, he not only rejected that possibility but also pledged to move to Istanbul if he were wrong. It accorded a larger role to India in reconstructing Afghanistan and put Pakistan on notice.

Mr Mattis also issued a statement, re-tweeted at least twice by Mr Trump, saying, "The contemptuous words about the president attributed to me in Woodward's book were never uttered by me or in my presence". "Is that really where we are?"

The Vanity Fair excerpt says that Cohn felt Donald Trump didn't understand how federal debt works. It spiraled so thoroughly out of control, with Trump lashing out and making so many things up as he went, that his own lawyer told him there was no way he should actually testify, because he was incapable of not perjuring himself. According to Woodward's book, Trump thinks little of the decades-long alliance. Generally, no, Woodward said, who then explained how he uses information sources offer and cross-checks it with what other sources have, down to "microscopic detail [s]", until he can know exactly what happened when. Though claiming that the cabal had "many" members, he did not specify in which of the 300-odd agencies of the government they worked or whether any members had jobs in the West Wing of the White House, the State Department, the CIA, or the Department of Justice. "India." The visitors had to settle for a cocktail reception hosted by First Lady Melania Trump and dinner.

"McMaster had exploded. "'What the f...?' McMaster blew up.

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