Gary Cohn's letter stolen from Trump's desk so he would not sign it appears in Woodward's book

The director of the National Economic Council, Gary Cohn, is described in Woodward's book as he slipped a letter from Trump's desk that would initiate a withdrawal from a trade agreement.

Former White House official Gary Cohn has kept a strange silence since Bob Woodward named him in an exception to his new book as someone who tried to frustrate the president from within.

Now, it is clear why the former economic head of the president is not talking.

Woodward's book, which officially arrives on the shelves on Tuesday, September 11, includes a draft of a note that withdraws the United States from its trade agreement with South Korea that the president never signed.

That's because Cohn stole it from the president's desk, writes Woodward.

Trump told a media outlet this week right after the release of the version, except that no one took anything from his desk. However, a copy of the book obtained by DailyMail.com includes a scan of the letter. And the White House did not immediately qualify it as a false document.

The director of the National Economic Council, Gary Cohn, is described in Woodward's book as he slipped a letter from Trump's desk that would initiate a withdrawal from a trade agreement.

The director of the National Economic Council, Gary Cohn, is described in Woodward's book as he slipped a letter from Trump's desk that would initiate a withdrawal from a trade agreement.

The documents indicated that the current trade agreement was not "the best for the economy of the United States."

The letter provides a notice of the president's wish to "finalize the agreement".

It contained lines for greetings from Trump and the commercial representative Robert Lighthizer, but it was not signed.

Cohn, former head of Goldman Sachs, is quoted in the book that says privately: "It's not what we did for the country." & # 39; It's what we saved him from doing. & # 39;

Woodward included an image of the draft of the letter in his book

Woodward included an image of the draft of the letter in his book

Woodward included an image of the draft of the letter in his book

Woodward calls it part of a generalized "administrative coup".

Porter, who resigned amid accusations of spousal abuse that he denied, is issued as part of the effort to avoid Trump's efforts that he and a team of advisers considered harmful.

"A third of me was trying to react to some of the really dangerous ideas I had and try to give them reasons to believe that maybe they were not such good ideas," says Cohn.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders did not respond to a request for comments by email on the document dated September 5, 2017.

Trump said in the letter that he would cancel the existing pact in 180 days, the required amount of notification, because it did not benefit the interests of the United States. He committed himself in the letter to negotiate a new trade agreement with the close and security ally of the United States.

The date of the letter indicates that it was drafted just before Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met for bilateral talks at the United Nations. At the summit, the president also called the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un & # 39; Little Rocket Man & # 39 ;, an escalation of tension between South Korea and its autocratic neighbor.

Cohn had not commented on anecdotes from quotes that included him in the book as of Thursday afternoon, unlike other current and former Trump administration officials, suggesting that the letter and the story about him snatching her from Trump's desk were genuine. .

The globalist, whose worldview clashed with the left of the president, the White House earlier this year. Despite his encounters with Trump, the president maintained that they had a good relationship until the end. He even suggested that Cohn might one day return to a higher level position, such as the cabinet secretary or the chief of staff.

All of that was in doubt this week, since Woodward's book was dripping, dripping, dripping. Trump angered on Twitter, and in his comments, about the journalist and disgruntled former employees who provided him with the juicy material.

Trump's spokeswoman had said that Woodward's book, which included damaging characterizations of the White House as a "crazy city" and the president as "deranged," could not be true when asked at the White House on Wednesday.

"I do not think I can have the kind of success we have had in this White House under this president if that book were a true reflection of what is happening," he told reporters after ruining the book in two morning programs. .

Sanders denied that Donald Trump's current aides believe he is an imbecile, since the president appears in excerpts from the book that emerged when the White House focused on another fight, that of getting Brett Kavanaugh on the court.

She said a series of matching stories in bombs that have humiliated the White House are works of "fiction" from anonymous sources with axes against the president.

Sanders avoided calling Woodward's liar, avoiding a trap set by the president in an interview when he suggested the "invented" anecdotes of the respected journalist in his book based on hundreds of hours of recorded interviews

Sanders avoided calling Woodward's liar, avoiding a trap set by the president in an interview when he suggested the "invented" anecdotes of the respected journalist in his book based on hundreds of hours of recorded interviews

Sarah Sanders said in a new refutation of Bob Woodward's book on Wednesday that a damaging characterization of the White House as a "crazy city" and the president as "deranged" can not be true.

Sarah Sanders said in a new refutation of Bob Woodward's book on Wednesday that a damaging characterization of the White House as a "crazy city" and the president as "deranged" can not be true.

Sarah Sanders said in a new refutation of Bob Woodward's book on Wednesday that a damaging characterization of the White House as a "crazy city" and the president as "deranged" can not be true.

Sanders avoided calling Woodward's liar, avoiding a trap set by the president in an interview when he suggested the "invented" anecdotes of the respected journalist in his book based on hundreds of hours of recorded interviews.

The president in a Wednesday tweet encouraged Congress to take a fresh look at defamation laws as he desperately sought ways to get even.

Sanders did not take the bait and told a journalist who asked him if the book met current standards: "I think we have to see the rest of the book."

"We have seen some excerpts that have been widely rejected by some of the most respected people in our country," Sanders said. & # 39; We'll see what happens. & # 39;

Sanders in & # 39; GMA & # 39; He said the book is based on the claims of anonymous sources and disgruntled former employees. "This is just another repetition of pure fiction."

"I do not think there are so many current employees who are painting that image," he told reporters gathered later.

After the interview, he told reporters that Woodward's sources were sharing the same rehearsed stories they had shared with other authors who wrote shocking books about the acting president.

"Certainly, the fact that they are still counted does not make them truer," he said of the pattern of demeaning comments. "I think it's a ridiculous accusation."

She said that the fact that "the same people keep writing the same kind of books" about Trump does not prove anything.

Trump criticized Woodward's book as a "fraud" and labeled it a "Dem operative" after the famous Watergate journalist wrote that John Kelly called the president "idiot" and James Mattis compared it to a "fifth grade".

The president said in a tweet on Tuesday evening: "Woodward's book has already been refuted and discredited by General (Secretary of Defense) James Mattis and General (Chief of Staff) John Kelly. a scam in the public, in the same way other stories and quotes, Woodward is an operative Dem, did you notice the time?

Mattis and Kelly rejected claims that they had questioned Trump's intellect.

The president personally denied a claim in the book that used defamation to describe Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

& # 39; The already discredited book of Woodward, so many lies and false sources, has called me Jeff Sessions "mentally retarded" and "a silly southern". I said NI, I never used those terms with anyone, including Jeff, and being a Southerner is a BIG thing. He did this to divide! & # 39;

Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday to accuse the famous Watergate journalist Bob Woodward of making quotes and information in his new book, Fear: Trump in the White House.

Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday to accuse the famous Watergate journalist Bob Woodward of making quotes and information in his new book, Fear: Trump in the White House.

Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday to accuse the famous Watergate journalist Bob Woodward of making quotes and information in his new book, Fear: Trump in the White House.

At 11 pm [ET] Trump went on to deny another claim in the book about insults he allegedly made against Attorney General Jeff Sessions

At 11 pm [ET] Trump went on to deny another claim in the book about insults he allegedly made against Attorney General Jeff Sessions

At 11 pm [ET] Trump went on to deny another claim in the book about insults he allegedly made against Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Trump (left) dismissed the quotations from "invented frauds" by James Mattis and John Kelly, who deeply criticized Trump. Woodward is represented on the right

Trump (left) dismissed the quotations from "invented frauds" by James Mattis and John Kelly, who deeply criticized Trump. Woodward is represented on the right

Trump (left) dismissed the quotations from "invented frauds" by James Mattis and John Kelly, who deeply criticized Trump. Woodward is represented on the right

Trump has repeatedly made inroads into Sessions for having withdrawn from research on Russia.

In addition to calling him a traitor, the president allegedly said: This guy has mental retardation. He is this southern fool. … I could not even be a one-person lawyer in Alabama. "

Woodward also said that Kelly punished Trump as "an idiot". and said: & # 39; There is no point in trying to convince him of anything. He has left the tracks.

Apparently, the White House chief of staff said, "We're in Crazytown, I do not even know why any of us are here, this is the worst job I've ever had."

Kelly denied making the statements in a statement issued by the White House.

"The idea that I once called the president is not true, in fact it's the exact opposite," he said. "This is a pathetic attempt to defame people close to President Trump and distract him from his many successes."

In another episode, it is said that Trump questioned the usefulness of the US early warning systems. UU In Alaska to identify a nuclear attack by North Korea.

It is said that Mattis instructed him. "We are doing this to avoid World War III," he said.

It is said that the Pentagon chief told colleagues after the incident that Trump had the mental capacity of "a fifth or sixth grader."

On Tuesday he denied the version, saying in a statement of his own: "The disdainful words about the president that are attributed to me in Woodward's book were never uttered by me or in my presence.

"Although I generally enjoy reading fiction, this is a unique brand of Washington literature, and its anonymous sources do not give it credibility."

A Pentagon spokesman, Colonel Rob Manning, said Mattis was never interviewed by Woodward.

– Sir. Woodward never discussed or verified the alleged quotes included in his book with Secretary Mattis or anyone in the Department of Defense, Manning said.

Previous accounts during Trump's first year had former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calling Trump "idiot" and Tillerson did not deny it explicitly. This means that three of Trump's oldest advisers have ridiculed his mental capacity.

Woodward also reported that, after Syrian Bashar Assad launched a chemical weapons attack on civilians in April 2017, Trump called Mattis and told him that he wanted the Syrian leader to be removed, saying: "Kill him! Let's go in. & # 39;

Mattis assured Trump that he would understand, but then told an assistant they would not do anything like that, Woodward wrote. Instead, the national security advisers developed options for the air strike that Trump finally ordered.

US Ambassador Nikki Haley denied on Tuesday that Trump had planned to assassinate Assad. She told reporters at UN headquarters that she had had access to talks about the Syrian chemical weapons attacks, and "not once did I hear the president talk about assassinating Assad."

She said that people should take what is written in the books about the president with a grain of salt.

James Mattis at the Pentagon on August 28

James Mattis at the Pentagon on August 28

John Kelly, White House Chief of Staff, at the White House on August 27

John Kelly, White House Chief of Staff, at the White House on August 27

Secretary of Defense Mattis (left, at the Pentagon on August 28) and Kelly, White House chief of staff (on the right, at the White House on August 27), both questioned the citations attributed to them.

Trump also tweeted official statements by Kelly and Mattis as part of a barrage of messages on Tuesday night

Trump also tweeted official statements by Kelly and Mattis as part of a barrage of messages on Tuesday night

Trump also tweeted official statements by Kelly and Mattis as part of a barrage of messages on Tuesday night

Highlights: the hottest quotes in Bob Woodward's book

WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT TRUMP:

JOHN KELLY, HEAD OF STAFF: & # 39; It's an idiot. There is no point in trying to convince him of anything. He has left the tracks. We are in Crazytown. I do not even know why any of us are here. This is the worst job I have ever had. "

JAMES MATTIS, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: # 5 or 6th grade & # 39;

REX TILLERSON, OLD SECRETARY OF STATE: & # 39; It's an idiot f *** & # 39;

JOHN DOWN, OLD PERSONAL ATTORNEY: & # 39; F *** ing liar & # 39;

JOHN DOWD ABOUT HOW THE TRANSCRIPTION OF A MUELLER INTERVIEW WOULD BE DESCRIBED BY FOREIGN LEADERS: I told you I was an idiot. I told you it was a damn dumbbell. What are we dealing with this idiot for?

GARY COHN, OLD CHIEF ECONOMIC ADVISER: & # 39; A professional liar & # 39;

ROB PORTER, OLD SECRETARY OF PERSONNEL WHO LEFT WHEN BOTH EX-WIVES CHARGED ABUSE: "One third of my work was trying to react to some of the really dangerous ideas I had and try to give them reasons to believe that maybe they were not those good ideas. & # 39;

WHAT THEY SAID ONE TO THE OTHER:

STEVE BANNON TO IVANKA TRUMP: "You're just a good member of staff! You walk through this place and act like you're in charge, and you're not, you're on staff!

IVANKA TRUMP FOR STEVE BANNON: & # 39; I'm not an employee! I will never be a staff member. I am the first daughter and I will never be employed!

JOHN KELLY TO GARY COHN: "If that were me, I would have taken that letter of resignation and put it in its ** six different moments."

DOWD TO ROBERT MUELLER: He just invented something. That is his nature & # 39;

WHAT THROMPER SAID ABOUT THEM:

BARACK OBAMA: Weak d ** k & # 39;

RUDY GIULIANI, PERSONAL ATTORNEY: Rudy, you're a baby. I have never seen a worse defense of me in my life. They took out your diaper right there. You are like a little baby that needed to be changed. When are you going to be a man?

WILBUR ROSS, SECRETARY OF COMMERCE: I do not trust you. I do not want you to do more negotiations. You have spent your best time & # 39;

H.R McMASTER, ANCIENT NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR: "Dresses like a beer seller."

REINCE PRIEBUS, ANCIENT HEAD OF STAFF: Like a little rat. He just runs around.

AFTER THE EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT FATAH AL-SISSI ASKED IF HE'S GOING TO BE AROUND: "Like a kick in the nuts."

BASHAR AL-ASSAD, SIRIO DICTATOR: Let's kill him! Let's go inside We are going to kill many of them.

In a phone call recorded with Trump that the journalist released hand in hand with excerpts from the next book on Tuesday, Woodward recounts how he tried to communicate with the president to verify the claims he made.

Trump says he wished he had known about the book, which was already appearing at the time of the call.

I never received a call. I never received a message, "the president said at the beginning." Who did you ask for talking to me? "

Woodward told her he had lunch with President Kellyanne Conway's advisor, where he pressured her to meet with Trump, prompting Trump to admonish his former campaign manager while she was in the room.

At one point during the swing, Conway entered the room where Trump was speaking, and he invited her to answer the call.

"You and I had a full lunch, Kellyanne … And you said you would answer me. Nothing, "Woodward told him.

Conway told Woodward, yes. So I did it. I introduced it to the people here who make those decisions, without naming names.

& # 39; Who are the people? & # 39; Woodward asked, but did not receive an answer. At that moment, without answering, Conway jumped off the call, and Trump jumped again.

Trump then blamed Woodward for not having called him directly.

"But you never called me." It would have been nice, Bob, if you called me in my office, "Trump said.

"Kellyanne went with someone, but she did not come to me, and she should have come to me," Trump said.

The president pointed out that it was almost certain that the book contained embarrassing information about his administration, and that it would probably be "very inaccurate" as he prepared for the next bloodbath.

Woodward assured him no, and the two ended the call that took place in August amicably.

MAY IT DO IT UP: That was Trump's charge on Tuesday when he tried to escape from Woodward's damaging allegations. Ari Fleisher, the former press secretary of George W. Bush, said in a tweet that the charge did not match

MAY IT DO IT UP: That was Trump's charge on Tuesday when he tried to escape from Woodward's damaging allegations. Ari Fleisher, the former press secretary of George W. Bush, said in a tweet that the charge did not match

MAY IT DO IT UP: That was Trump's charge on Tuesday when he tried to escape from Woodward's damaging allegations. Ari Fleisher, the former press secretary of George W. Bush, said in a tweet that the charge did not match

Trump was a fan of Bob Woodward, but now the president says he could be a liar

Trump was a fan of Bob Woodward, but now the president says he could be a liar

Trump was a fan of Bob Woodward, but now the president says he could be a liar

The White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, dismissed the work of the famous journalist as & # 39; & # 39; nothing more than invented stories & # 39; & # 39;

The White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, dismissed the work of the famous journalist as & # 39; & # 39; nothing more than invented stories & # 39; & # 39;

The White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, dismissed the work of the famous journalist as & # 39; & # 39; nothing more than invented stories & # 39; & # 39;

The president was singing a different song on Tuesday, implying that Woodward might have invented anecdotes in his book, including a story about Gary Cohn that ran away with an order to end the US trade agreement with South Korea to prevent Trump an international disaster.

That's false. It's done, "Trump told The Daily Caller in a furious response to the book," There was no one to take anything away from me. "

Trump suggested that the "disgruntled employees" could have made the claims, or that they could have been falsified by Woodward in its entirety.

"It could be invented by the author," Trump said of the journalist who once defended on Twitter against the slights imposed on him by the Obama administration.

The damaging statement about the widely respected journalist caused the White House press secretary of former President George W. Bush, Ari Fleisher, to shake his head.

Excerpts from the new book by veteran Watergate reporter Bob Woodard unleashed explosions across the political world

Excerpts from the new book by veteran Watergate reporter Bob Woodard unleashed explosions across the political world

Excerpts from the new book by veteran Watergate reporter Bob Woodard unleashed explosions across the political world

"I've been on the receiving end of a Bob Woodward book, there were quotes on it that I did not like, but never, never, never thought that Woodward invented it," Fleisher said. – Anonymous sources have weaker lips and can take liberties. But Woodward always plays is straight. Someone told him. "

Trump's press secretary pointed to a statement that said: "This book is nothing more than fabricated stories, many old disgruntled employees who are told to make the president look bad."

In the response to Woodward's book, Sanders argued that "sometimes" Trump's approach to the office is "unconventional," but "always gets results."

"The Democrats and their allies in the media understand that the president's policies work and that with a success like this, nobody can beat it in 2020, not even close."

The White House did not hold a televised question and answer session with reporters on Tuesday, but chose to respond to the explosive book that arrives on the shelves on September 11 through written statements.

Trump also avoided gutting Woodward on Twitter, responding to him in the interview with The Daily Caller before lashing out at him later on Twitter.

The book recounts Cohn's efforts to try to avoid what he considered imprudent or ill-advised policy moves by Trump.

Cohn stole a letter from Trump's desk & # 39; to prevent the president from executing a planned withdrawal of the United States-South Korea trade pact.

Mattis told his colleagues that Trump had the mental capacity of "a fifth or sixth grade student," according to the book.

Mattis told his colleagues that Trump had the mental capacity of "a fifth or sixth grade student," according to the book.

Mattis told his colleagues that Trump had the mental capacity of "a fifth or sixth grade student," according to the book.

He even ventures on the advice that Trump received from his former leading lawyer in the Russian investigation, John Dowd.

& # 39; Do not testify. It's that or an orange monkey, "he advised Trump, according to the book.

It is also said that Dowd explained to special advisor Robert Mueller face to face that he did not want his client to testify, because he feared that Trump would be chosen as an imbecile.

He reportedly told him: "I'm not going to sit there and let him look like an idiot." And he publishes that transcript, because everything leaks in Washington, and the boys overseas are going to say: I told you I was an idiot. I told you it was a damn dumbbell. What are we dealing with this idiot? & # 39; & # 39;

According to Woodward, Mueller replied: "John, I understand."

Trump insists that Bob Woodward's book interview request never reached the Oval Office

President Donald Trump complained on a recorded call that no one had contacted him about the interview request of veteran journalist Bob Woodward; then the grieving counselor, Kellyanne Conway, should have addressed him directly.

The Washington Post published a phone call recorded on August 14 between the famous author and the president shortly after the newspaper reported a copy of & # 39; Fear & # 39 ;, Woodward's next book on Trump.

Trump admits at one point during the call that a senator had passed along the request for a Woodward interview, but at other times he says he had no idea about it.

The call starts with Woodward, after alerting the president who was recording, regretting that the two could not connect and Trump saying that he wished he had known about the book, which was already appearing at the time of the call.

"She should have come to me," Trump said of President Kellyanne Conway's adviser (seen at the White House on August 29) during a conversation with Bob Woodward about an interview request that Trump says he was never told.

I never received a call. I never received a message, "the president said at the beginning." Who did you ask for talking to me? "

Woodward told her he had lunch with President Kellyanne Conway's advisor, where he pressured her to meet with Trump, prompting Trump to admonish his former campaign manager while she was in the room.

At one point during the swing, Conway entered the room where Trump was speaking, and he invited her to answer the call.

"You and I had a full lunch, Kellyanne … And you said you would answer me. Nothing, "Woodward told him.

Conway told Woodward: "Yes. So I did it. I introduced it to the people here who make those decisions, without naming names.

& # 39; Who are the people? & # 39; Woodward asked, but did not get an answer. At that moment, without answering, Conway abandoned the call and Trump went back up.

Trump then blamed Woodward for not having called him directly.

"But you never called me." It would have been nice, Bob, if you called me in my office, "Trump said.

"Kellyanne went with someone, but she did not come to me, and she should have come to me," Trump said.

Dowd said Tuesday in e-mails to the Washington Examiner that anecdotes and quotes are attributed to him, including a claim that he called Trump "a liar king" and that a mock session with Trump before a possible interview with Mueller revealed "complete nightmare I was dealing with, it's not true.

"I have not read Bob Woodward's book, which seems to be the most recent in an endless cycle of accusations and misrepresentations based on anonymous statements by unhappy strangers," he told the publication.

"I do not intend to address every inaccurate statement attributed to me, but I want to make this clear: there was not a call" practice session "or" recreation "from a simulated interview The Special Advisor's office, I also did not refer to the president as a "liar" and did not say it was likely to end in an "orange suit".

Dowd's email concluded: "It was a great honor and privilege to serve President Trump."

This guy has mental retardation. He's a Southern fool, "Trump said, referring to his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, who excused himself from the investigation into Russia and is photographed in DC on August 31.

This guy has mental retardation. He's a Southern fool, "Trump said, referring to his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, who excused himself from the investigation into Russia and is photographed in DC on August 31.

This guy has mental retardation. He's a Southern fool, "Trump said, referring to his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, who excused himself from the investigation into Russia and is photographed in DC on August 31.

Trump said his former chief of staff, Reince Priebus (pictured in DC on February 7) runs around "like a rat"

Trump said his former chief of staff, Reince Priebus (pictured in DC on February 7) runs around "like a rat"

Trump said his former chief of staff, Reince Priebus (pictured in DC on February 7) runs around "like a rat"

The former director of the National Economic Council of the United States, Gary Cohn, snatched a letter from Trump's desk to prevent it from moving hastily to cancel a commercial deal. Cohn looks to the right next to Jared Kushner on March 8

The former director of the National Economic Council of the United States, Gary Cohn, snatched a letter from Trump's desk to prevent it from moving hastily to cancel a commercial deal. Cohn looks to the right next to Jared Kushner on March 8

The former director of the National Economic Council of the United States, Gary Cohn, snatched a letter from Trump's desk to prevent it from moving hastily to cancel a commercial deal. Cohn looks to the right next to Jared Kushner on March 8

Woodward also described a discussion between Ivanka Trump and White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.

"You're a damn staff member!" Apparently, Bannon shouted at him and explained that he had to work with Priebus like other assistants. You walk through this place and you act like you're in charge, and you're not. You are on the staff!

Ivanka replied: & # 39; I'm not an employee! I will never be a staff member. I am the first daughter. "

According to another anecdote, Trump told former personnel secretary Rob Porter that former chief of staff Reince Priebus was "like a little rat." He just runs around.

In turn, Porter told Trump: "A third of my work was trying to react to some of the really dangerous ideas I had and try to give them reasons to believe that maybe they were not such good ideas."

The Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, 80, a multimillionaire investor, did not get rid of Trump's criticisms either.

& # 39; I do not trust you. I do not want you to do more negotiations. … You've spent your best time, "Trump reportedly told him.

According to reports, Trump also called his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani "baby" and compared the former national security adviser H.R. McMaster with a "beer seller".

Ivanka Trump & # 39; entered a screaming charged with insults with Steve Bannon & # 39;

By Ariel Zilber

Woodward described a discussion between Ivanka Trump and White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.

"You're a damn staff member!" Apparently, Bannon shouted at him and explained that he had to work with Priebus like other assistants. You walk through this place and you act like you're in charge, and you're not. You are on the staff!

Ivanka replied: & # 39; I'm not an employee! I will never be a staff member. I am the first daughter. "

According to reports, Ivanka Trump was offended when strategist Steve Bannon told her that she was simply an "employee" of the White House when she responded: "I am not an employee, I will never be a staff member, I am the first daughter, & # 39, has been claimed, she is seen outside of her home in Washington, DC last month

According to reports, Ivanka Trump was offended when strategist Steve Bannon told her that she was simply an "employee" of the White House when she responded: "I am not an employee, I will never be a staff member, I am the first daughter, & # 39, has been claimed, she is seen outside of her home in Washington, DC last month

According to reports, Ivanka Trump was offended when strategist Steve Bannon told her that she was simply an "employee" of the White House when she responded: "I am not an employee, I will never be a staff member, I am the first daughter, & # 39, has been claimed, she is seen outside of her home in Washington, DC last month

It was said that Bannon was upset with Ivanka's tendency to bypass the standard chain of command and address the problems directly with his father.

All the other assistants of the White House had to appear before the chief of staff at that time, Reince Priebus.

But the reported exchange apparently highlighted the fact that Ivanka felt she was not subject to the same rules.

Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, are senior advisors to the president even though they have no previous experience in government.

The book follows the release in January of Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury," which led to a dispute between Trump and Bannon, his chief strategist, who spoke with Wolff in terms that were very critical of the president and his family. Wolff's book attracted attention with his vivid anecdotes, but he suffered numerous factual inaccuracies.

Woodward's work also occurs weeks after the former assistant White House and competitor & # 39; Apprentice & # 39; Omarosa Manigault Newman published an exhibition about her time in the west wing, including audio recordings of her dismissal by Kelly and a follow-up conversation with the president in which she claimed to have been unaware of Kelly's decision.

While White House aides have become increasingly insensitive to the new scandals, the latest book still increased tensions in the west wing, especially given the shared intimate details and the number of people Woodward seemed to have interviewed.

Some White House officials expressed surprise at the number of former Trump loyalists willing to offer embarrassing stories about the president and his inner circle.

The White House aides coordinated Tuesday with other officials cited in the book to dispute problematic passages. But experts speculated that the consequences could be worse than "Fire and Fury," given Woodward's reputation.

Woodward's book was already ranked as the best-selling book on Amazon on Tuesday.

Trump has been increasingly critical of the anonymous sources used by journalists covering his administration. Woodward's account is based on deep background conversations with the sources, which means that their identities are not revealed.

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