Anonymous official cites Trump amorality in NY Times op-ed

Senior Donald Trump administration official flays president in anonymous New York Times op-ed essay

Trump is "an idiot", Woodward wrote Kelly said, according to The Washington Post.

The tweet was never sent due to the White House receiving a message from North Korea saying it would regard a pullout of dependents as a sign the United States was preparing to attack.

"Then came the jaw-dropping confirmation of Woodward's point when an anonymous 'senior administration official" wrote an opinion piece in The New York Times describing himself or herself as a member of the internal resistance who is resorting to crafty efforts to keep the country from running off the rails. Hyperbole aside, that's exactly what trusted presidential aides are supposed to do - act as a sounding board and steer the president away from hasty or imprudent decisions.

Mattis is in India along with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to attend the maiden India-US 2+2 dialogue being hosted by their Indian counterparts External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

While Woodward's is not the first unflattering investigation into Trump's White House, it carries particular weight coming from the man who together with Carl Bernstein authored the Watergate expose that brought down former President Richard Nixon.

Woodward in the book recounts how Defense Secretary James Mattis had to explain to Trump why the United States pays $3.5 billion a year to station 28,000 troops in South Korea. "This means that all the information could be used but I would not say who provided it". Entertaining perhaps, but in reality, the president's negotiators just reworked the NAFTA deal with Mexico - and Canada is likely to follow suit.

"The Woodward book is a scam".

Woodward has consistently said he stands behind his reporting on Trump's actions. Of course, Woodward never spoke to Trump in advance about what is contained in the book. Trump said in his tweet. "From where you sit, you have no respect for the president, that's obvious, but don't tell me that the hardworking people in the White House [also do not]".

President Donald Trump almost provoked North Korea into war with a single tweet, renowned journalist Bob Woodward said in an interview with CBS on Sunday. And individuals who suffered under Obamacare's high health insurance premiums now have several more affordable options.

Kim told China's state broadcaster Sunday that North Korea is keeping up with its end of the agreement it reached in June and hopes the U.S. keeps to its side of the deal.



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