"A third of my job was trying to react to some of the really unsafe ideas that he had and try to give him reasons to believe that maybe they weren't such good ideas", Porter told an associate, according to the book.
The book is billed on Amazon as "the inside story on President Trump, as only Bob Woodward can tell it".
The book includes multiple specific allegations of high-ranking staff members questioning the president's competence and circumventing some of his decisions, as well as Trump bad-mouthing top aides. "You want to listen to everyone, you want to be patient, and then you want to go back, and then you want to get into their home", Woodward said, as the audience laughed. According to Woodward, Trump made this comment during a Situation Room meeting in the White House on July 19 a year ago, almost three weeks after he had a very successful meeting with Modi at the White House on June 26. As recently as Monday morning, Trump called out the use of anonymous sources on Twitter, accusing Woodward of being "a liar who is like a Dem operative prior to the Midterms".
According to the book, Trump told his national security aide that USA is losing in Afghanistan. Trump allegedly asked Christie about transition team funds.
Priebus wouldn't have any of it and said there will be a dinner in the White House. For example, there is no mention of the Israel lobby's efforts to influence Trump on the Iran nuclear deal or of the role of far-right John Bolton, who assumed the position of national security advisor in March 2018 while Woodward's book was still in progress. Such gaps in explanation point to the author's political agenda, which the media has seriously misrepresented as being anti-Trump.
"Many have already come forward to say the quotes by them, like the book, are fiction".
"Well, I don't know", Woodward told Dana Perino during her show, The Daily Briefing, on Wednesday after she told him several sources told her the book has caused mistrust between the president and the retired United States Marine Corps general. Dems can't stand losing. The U.S. has it, we put it in South Korea so we can shoot down North Korean missiles if that, God help us may it not happen. "I'll write the real book!"
Kelly is quoted calling Trump "an idiot", and Mattis is quoted saying Trump has the understanding of "a fifth- or sixth-grader".
Video of breakfast with woman lands man in Saudi jail
Women are exempted from carrying out most outside activities without being accompanied by a man, father, husband, brother or son. Saudi authorities have detained an Egyptian hotel worker who filmed himself eating breakfast and joking with a female colleague.
Del Potro says Djokovic can be greatest of all time
Now Djokovic approaches the chair umpire to jeers from the crowd, apparently a question over the balls in use. "Ole Ole Ole. The tiebreaker was resolved thanks to more del Potro miscues on his forehand side, as he looked more and more worn out .
Boateng called Mourinho to turn down Man United
Alderweireld also also heavily linked with United, but he insisted on Tuesday that he was never close to leaving Tottenham. He has recalled why his move to United failed and what he told Mourinho on the phone when informing him of his decision.