Woodward: Trump 'detached from reality,' jeopardizes national security


Woodward: Trump 'detached from reality,' jeopardizes national security

In Bob Woodward's book, it is also mentioned that Modi had informed Trump that Afghanistan is a mineral rich country but USA got nothing from it unlike China.

"The idea that the Secretary of Defense has to tell the president that all of these actions are created to prevent the ultimate catastrophe", Woodward said.

Eric Trump's use of the term was also criticized by conservative commentators such as "Daily Wire" editor Ben Shapiro and the New York Post's Seth Mandel. However, some consider him a risky choice because he earned those credentials by defending President Bill Clinton during impeachment proceedings, as well as President George W. Bush during the US attorney firings. And there's a middle part which we haven't discussed which is national security, where Trump goes off and he has these ideas about we've got to make money.

On Wednesday, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie accused former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon of being the "co-author" to journalist Bob Woodward's anti-Trump book, "Fear: Trump in the White House". While the president expressed annoyance that Barack Obama was taking credit for the nation's economic success, he told one adviser that the former president's increased visibility would give Trump more chances to attack a figure who remained very unpopular with his base.

The amusing thing about the statements is that they boost precisely what Woodward says about his craft.

"I said, 'Mr. President, I'm doing this".

Woodward wrote that Kelly called Trump "an idiot".

"Are they lying?" Guthrie asked Woodward.

Moreover, he said when the president berates a writer as big as Woodward it doesn't affect the writer much but those insults say a lot about Trump.

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. Porter, who exited the White House after allegations of domestic violence became public, says he was tasked with ensuring that "pros and cons were evaluated" on policy proposals and other decisions.

In a series of Tweets Monday, the president continued to lash out at Woodward personally and his book's portrayal of Trump as a foul-mouthed and bumbling egotist.

Trump also derided his predecessor's return to politics.

He said the book was "the product of someone's rich imagination". The U.S. has it, we put it in South Korea so we can shoot down North Korean missiles if that, God help us may it not happen.

As details of the book's contents percolated out into the press ahead of its release, the president's stance had sharply changed.