Donald Trump Just Totally Threw His Deputy Press Secretary Under The Bus
05 September, 2018, 15:23 | Author: Austin Daniel
His top economic adviser reportedly even "stole" letters from his desk to stop the president making dramatic changes in America's trade policy.
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Trump's aidesfeared the fallout could jeopardize a top-secret national security program: the ability to detect a North Korean missile launch within just seven seconds.Woodward reports Cohn was "appalled" that Trump might sign the letter.
Trump himself also railed against the people he appointed, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, the book states. "He's had a lot of credibility problems", Trump said of Woodward, who has reported on multiple presidents and alongside Carl Bernstein broke news of the Watergate scandal that ultimately led to President Richard Nixon's resignation.
"I assume that means it's going to be a negative book", the president replies.
He went on: "It's just nasty stuff. Maybe I wasn't given messages that he called".
"I'll just take the paper off his desk", Cohn, who has since quit the White House, said to his staffers.
A number of other officials from the president's staff - including Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, both of whom were specifically referenced in the book - have come out against it.
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Mr Mattis told Mr Trump he would "get right on it", but instead developed a plan for a limited air strike that did not threaten Mr Assad personally.
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She claimed in a statement: "While it is not always pretty, and rare that the press actually covers it, president Trump has broken through the bureaucratic process to deliver unprecedented successes for the American people. We're going to be much more measured".
When another aide drew up an order to withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada, Mr Cohn reportedly said: "I can stop this".
Mr Dowd is quoted as telling the president: "Don't testify". Got to protect the country."Cohn was not alone". He told Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross: "You're past your prime". But, according to Woodward, Trump was not finished.
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Attorney Preet Bharara called Trump's tweet "next level insane , inappropriate, unethical, stupid, incriminating". The president was apparently referring to Congressmen Duncan Hunter (R-CA) and Chris Collins (R-NY).
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