Trump DENIES the so-called Sessions & # 039; mental retardation & # 039;

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 criticized Bob Woodward's explosive book as a "fraud" and denied having called Attorney General Jeff Sessions "mentally retarded."

& # 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; he tweeted at 11 pm on Tuesday.

Trump also tweeted the statements of John Kelly and James Mattis that refuted the citations attributed to them by Woodward questioning his mental faculties. Kelly allegedly called Trump an "idiot" while Mattis compared him to a "fifth grade".

"Woodward's book has already been refuted and discredited by General (Secretary of Defense) James Mattis and General (Chief of Staff) John Kelly, his appointments were made frauds, a scam in the public. appointments Woodward is an operational Dem? Did you notice the time?

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

This guy has mental retardation. He's this southern fool, Trump (left, August 29) said he said of his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, that he had pulled out of the investigation into Russia.

This guy has mental retardation. He's this southern fool, Trump (left, August 29) said he said of his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, that he had pulled out of the investigation into Russia.

Sessions is represented in DC on August 31

Sessions is represented in DC on August 31

This guy has mental retardation. He's a Southern fool, "Trump (left, on August 29) allegedly said of his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, that he withdrew from the investigation into Russia, he is photographed in DC on August 31.

Trump repeatedly tore apart the sessions after he decided to withdraw from the Russian investigation.

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 cited Kelly as breaking into Trump after a fuse exploded in a meeting.

– He is an idiot. There is no point in trying to convince him of anything. It has been derailed, "said the White House chief of staff," We're in Crazytown, I do not even know why any of us are here, this is the worst job I've ever had. "

But Kelly responded to the claims on Tuesday and said in a statement: "The idea that I once called the president is not true, in fact it's exactly the opposite …

"This is a pathetic attempt to defame people close to President Trump and distract him from his many successes."

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

When Trump asked him about it, Defense Secretary Mattis instructed him: "We are doing this to avoid World War III.

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

But on Tuesday he denied the version and said: "The derogatory 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

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.

… AND WHAT DONALD TRUMP SAID OF 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, EX-ADVISOR NATIONAL SECURITY INSURANCE: "Like a beer seller".

REINCE PRIEBUS, EX-HEAD OF THE STAFF: & # 39; 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! We will enter. We are going to kill many of them "

THE WOODWARD REPORT: WHAT THEY SAID IN TROMP …

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, EX SECRETARY OF STATE: & # 39; Is an idiot f *** & # 39;

JOHN DOWN, PERSONAL EX-LAWYER: & # 39; F *** Liar & # 39;

JOHN DOWD, PERSONAL EXTREME, ABOUT HOW THE TRANSCRIPTION OF AN INTERVIEW MUELLER 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, EX-CHIEF ECONOMIC ADVISER: & # 39; A professional liar & # 39;

ROB PORTER, SECRETARY OF THE EX PERSONAL WHO LEFT WHEN THE EX-WIVES ACCUSED ABUSE: A third of my work was trying to react to some of the really dangerous ideas I had and try to give him reasons to believe that such Once they were not such good ideas.

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.

… AND WHAT THEY SAID THE 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."

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

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.

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.

"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 response to Woodward's book, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders argued that "sometimes" Trump's approach to the office is "unconventional," but "it 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 again on Tuesday, choosing instead to respond to the explosive book that arrives on the shelves on September 11 through written statements.

Trump also avoided eviscerating Woodward on Twitter, answering him instead in the interview with The Daily Caller.

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 book also 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.

The book even ventures into the advice that Trump received from his former senior lawyer on Russian research, 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."

Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward

Woodward's new book

Woodward's new book

Excerpts from veteran Watergate reporter Bob Woodard (left), new book (right) triggered explosions across the political world

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."

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 staff Rudy Giuliani & # 39; baby & # 39; and compared the former national security adviser H.R. McMaster with a & # 39; beer seller & # 39;

The book follows the release in January of Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury," which led to a dispute between Trump and Steve Bannon, his chief strategist, who spoke with Wolff in very critical terms with 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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