"I can stop this". "Given your daily intake - just look what we've done this afternoon".
This amounts to an "administrative coup d'état", Woodward says.
The book also describes a president obsessed, angry and paranoid about the Russian investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller.
"Don't testify. It's either that or an orange jumpsuit", Dowd is quoted telling the president. "Let's kill the f-ing lot of them".
One of the sources of considerable consternation for the president's staff, per Woodward, was what they viewed as his risky impulses on foreign policy.
Grant Brisbee, a senior baseball writer for SB Nation, tweeted what he (jokingly) claimed was an excerpt for Bob Woodward's explosive new book, 'Fear: Trump in the White House, ' real excerpts of which were published by the Washington Post Tuesday.
Allies said some of the ire in Trump's orbit was focused on former staffers such as ex-staff secretary Rob Porter and onetime economic adviser Gary Cohn, who are sympathetically portrayed.
"In serving in this administration", Mattis concludes, "the idea that I would show contempt for the elected Commander-in-Chief, President Trump, or tolerate disrespect to the office of the President from within our Department of Defense, is a product of someone's rich imagination".
When Cohn tried to resign over comments Trump had made after a white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Va., in August 2017, Trump belittled him but persuaded him to stay. "Someone told it to him".
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Woodward has made it clear he stands by his reporting. "You're past your prime".
John F. Kelly, the chief of staff, quickly soured on Trump. "He just scurries around".
- Gary Cohn, who served as Trump's top economic adviser until March, "stole a letter of Trump's desk" that the president was going to sign that would have withdrawn the US from a trade pact with South Korea. "He's this dumb Southerner", he said of the former GOP senator.
"Sen. Graham actually mentioned it quickly in one meeting", Trump replied.
"This was no longer a presidency".
If the president was abusive toward his staff, it appears they have got some measure of revenge in the Woodward book, which is chock full of caustic quotes about the president attributed to the aides and advisers who serve him. After Trump left the room, Woodward wrote, Mattis told people that Trump understood the topic like a "fifth or sixth-grader". It also says he called Trump an "idiot", an account Kelly denied Tuesday.
"Look, he may have hundreds of hours of tapes but I think most of those probably come from disgruntled former employees", Sanders told "Good Morning America" from Washington.
President Trump, however, is denying Woodward's claims.
"If you take seriously the revelations in Bob Woodward's book "Fear" - and how can you not, given Woodward's almost half-century of scoops about Washington's elite? - then it's time for President Trump to be removed from office via the 25th Amendment because he is clearly 'unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, ' " wrote Boot on Tuesday not long after excerpts of the book were published". He went on to say, "You're weak, Rudy".
"No, it's - it's going to be accurate, I promise", Woodward said.
In another interview with Stern in 2004, Trump decried a "negative" news report that scrutinized his financial dealings and threatened to "sue their ass off".