The White House's reaction to the NYT piece echoed the administration's response to Woodward's book, which also paints the USA leader as an impulsive decision-maker, who is called an "idiot" and a "liar" even by those closest to him.
The booksaidJames Mattis, the defence secretary, toldTrump he would "get right on it" but instead developed a plan for a limited air strike that did not threaten Assad personally.
In a striking anonymous broadside, a senior Trump administration official wrote an opinion piece in The New York Times on Wednesday claiming to be part of a group of people "working diligently from within" to impede President Donald Trump's "worst inclinations" and ill-conceived parts of his agenda.
He then added of the book's title, "Named after the emotion Trump feels whenever he sees a book".
As has been widely reported and confirmed by Woodward's reporting, Trump's cabinet members and advisers are consistently disappointed by Trump's lack of specific knowledge. "The day it comes out that Trump secretly works out and reads Shakespeare and teaches kids how to code, that's when we can call it a bombshell".
Trump has grown paranoid and anxious over an ongoing federal inquiry into whether his campaign colluded with Russian Federation in Moscow's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election, prompting aides to compare Trump to former President Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal, Woodward reported.
It wasn't long before the piece titled 'I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration' got the attention of the target of its ire.
"The idea I ever called the President an idiot is not true", Kelly said, adding that the claim "is another pathetic attempt to smear people close to President Trump and distract from the administration's many successes".
President Trump is facing a test to his presidency unlike any faced by a modern U.S. leader, claimed the writer, who The New York Times, in a tweet, identified as a he.
The secretary of defense has made only one televised appearance on a network show since the start of the Trump presidency.
After the USA believed the Syrian government had launched another chemical attack in April 2017, Mr Trump told Defence Secretary James Mattis to assassinate President Bashar Assad. Others told The Washington Post that some believe the author may work on national security issues or at the Department of Justice, although there are no clear leads just yet.
Trump has slammed the book, suggested Woodward is a "Dem operative" who is trying "to divide".
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Fox News she hasn't spoken with Mr. Trump about filing any libel lawsuit.
Trump also tweeted out written statements by aides on the Woodward book, including one from his chief of staff.
A defiant Trump, appearing at an unrelated event at the White House, lashed out at the Times for publishing the op-ed.
The book is also filled with interviews from officials expressing grave concerns about Trump's fitness for office.
This op-ed thus supports the narrative pushed by Michael Wolff, author of Fire and Fury, and Bob Woodward, author of the forthcoming Fear, that have made similar claims about Trump aides undermining him while believing that he is incompetent and risky.
On accounts that senior aides snatched sensitive documentsoff his desk to keep him from making impulsive decisions, Mr Trump told The Daily Caller: "There was nobody taking anything from me".
Governor Ducey said he would like to keep Kyl in the Senate until McCain's seat is up for relection in 2020. Many names had emerged as possibilities to fill John MCCain's seat, including Cindy McCain , former Reps.
This is the first time since 2011 that Nadal has made the quarter-finals or better at each of the four Grand Slams of the season. He came within two points of victory late in the fourth set before being pushed to a fifth, where he was two points from a loss.
We know we have a very strong vehicle , which was clearly demonstrated by the fact we monopolised the front row of the grid. By lap 11, Vettel was up into the points, and he would get as high as fourth before he would stop for a second time.
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In the second quarter, AWS booked $6.1 billion in sales (up 49%), and generated an operating income of $1.64 billion (up 79%). Apple took nearly 38 years as a public company to achieve the trillion dollar milestone, while Amazon got there in 21 years.
Cilic appeared to be coasting after taking the first set and opening a 4-2 lead in the second. "She has big spin on the forehand". However, one of Nishikori's wins came in the semi-finals in NY in 2014 when the Japanese star finished runner-up to Marin Cilic.
Asked how he would respond if the umpire in the next match did the same thing as Lahyani, Federer said: "That won't happen". But you don't go and speak like that. "It's a conversation, and a conversation can change your mindset".
Maravilla shared pictures of his and Toledo's handiwork on Twitter Sunday , writing, "It's now been 51 days since I hung it up". Then they set out to flawless the photo, which needed a bit of doctoring. "I really hope they'll never take it down".
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is in opposition in the state, raised questions on the government over the tragedy. EMU local train services were suspended from 4.45 pm owing to the collapse of a portion of the bridge , the official said.
Australian tennis player John Millman , now ranked 55th in the world, just knocked Roger Federer out of the US Open . The last Japanese woman to reach the final eight in a Grand Slam had been Shinobu Asagoe at the 2004 U.S.
Actor Burt Reynolds dies at 82 | Entertainment & Showbiz
Just after the news broke, celebrity admirers and others took to social media to offer condolences and pay tribute to Reynolds. The film was a massive success, and earned $126 million at the box office, which today would equate to $508 million.
Colin Kaepernick Nike Deal
Critics on Twitter used the hashtag #JustBurnIt - a play on Nike's slogan " Just Do It " - which trended alongside #BoycottNike . The advert, which Kaepernick shared on his Twitter page, features his face alongside the message: "Believe in something".
Heat not going away; spotty rain chances this week
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Tech billionaire returns to China after USA arrest
JD.com is now China's second-largest e-commerce player behind Alibaba, and Liu's net worth is $7.9 billion, according to Forbes. Earlier in a statement posted to Chinese social media network Weibo, JD.com described the allegations on its founder as false.