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

White House officials flagged Trump's behavior to psychiatrist last year

White House officials flagged Trump's behavior to psychiatrist last year

Trump continues to insist privately that he wants leakers punished — in particular, the author of an unsigned New York Times opinion piece. Another 37 percent said it makes them less comfortable.

The president blasted Brzezinski as "low I.Q. Crazy Mika" and said she had been "bleeding badly from a face-lift" during a New Year's party at his Florida resort.

"Trump in the White House", made some astounding revelations and painted a picture of a chaotic White House, with aides at their wit's end with the commander-in-chief.

He also echoed his father's claim that the Justice Department should investigate the author.

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. The book portrays Trump as an ill-informed and dishonest president and the West Wing staff as trying to minimize the damage.

Asked later whether the White House would list all the things in Woodward's book that are wrong, Sanders said such an exercise "would be a complete and utter waste of our time, so no".

Speaking about the anonymous sources that have been criticized by Trump - Defense Secretary James Mattis, chief of staff John Kelly, ex-White House staff secretary Rob Porter and former top economic adviser Gary Cohn - Woodward said, "Sources are not anonymous to me, I know exactly who they are", Woodward said on the podcast.

Washington, Sep 11 (PTI) US President Donald Trump is not now considering using lie detector tests to identify the senior administration official who wrote an explosive op-ed in The New York Times last week, the White House has said. Some former White House officials who spoke with Woodward have tried to distance themselves from the book.

Some Trump aides, including lawyer Rudy Giuliani, have suggested that Trump would be within his authority to order a formal investigation of it.

During his business career, Trump wrote almost 20 books, including "The Art of the Deal".

Legendary journalist says a presidency is measured by what actually is done on the issues that affect people.

Trump tweeted Monday that he has been subjected to "Phony books, articles and T.V. "hits" like no other pol has had to endure". Hall said he believes the current landscape is not amendable to impeaching Donald Trump, but that would change if Democrats regain control of the House and Senate.

As a candidate, Donald Trump pledged to balance the federal budget and lower the national debt, promises that are proving hard to keep.

Withdrawing from that trade agreement, known as KORUS, could jeopardize a top-secret intelligence operation that enables the U.S.to quickly detect any intercontinental ballistic missiles launched from North Korea, according to Woodward.

Trump also derided his predecessor's return to politics.

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