"The President acted like - and had the understanding of - "a fifth or sixth grader", Mattis told colleagues, according to renowned journalist Bob Woodward, who recounts this anecdote in an explosive book called Fear that will hit the stands 11 September. "Secretaries of defense don't always get to choose the president they work for", Mattis told friends at one point, prompting laughter as he explained Trump's tendency to go off on tangents about subjects such as immigration and the news media.
Bob Woodward's Trump book is already a bestseller on Amazon ahead of its release next week, and The New York Times has detailed some of the most damning stories from Fear: Trump in the White House.
Probably the same way they react to the steady drip of similar episodes coming out of Trump-era Washington: by taking it with it a huge grain of salt and then largely ignoring it.
Woodward's work also comes weeks after former White House aide and "Apprentice" contestant Omarosa Manigault Newman published an expose on her time in the West Wing, including audio recordings of her firing by Kelly and a follow-up conversation with the president in which he claimed to have been unaware of Kelly's decision. Woodward is known for being involved in the takedown of President Nixon in the infamous Watergate scandal.
"The idea I ever called the President an idiot is not true", Kelly wrote, "in fact it's exactly the opposite".
"The contemptuous words about the president attributed to me in Woodward's book were never uttered by me or in my presence", Mattis said in his refutation, adding, "While I generally enjoy reading fiction, this is a uniquely Washington brand of literature, and his anonymous sources do not lend credibility". But he said "no so-called "practice session" or "re-enactment" took place.
The result was that they could only start pushing back hours after the story first broke, releasing a slew of statements from figures quoted indirectly by the book.
In a separate statement, the White House is dismissing the book as "nothing more than fabricated stories". Woodward told him that he made the request to at least a half-dozen people close to the president, and that it was never granted.
The day after, a gleeful Trump called Dowd.
Trump has called Sessions "mentally retarded" and a "dumb Southerner", according to Woodward.
The pattern began in July 2017, with "Devil's Bargain", the book by journalist Joshua Green that portrayed now-fired aide Steve Bannon as a key strategist behind Mr. Trump's election. "This is the worst job I've ever had", Woodward reports insiders saying of Kelly's remarks.
Some of the book's most anticipated anecdotes concern the Russian Federation investigation, and Trump's lawyers' desires to keep the president out of an interview with lead investigator Robert Mueller. I said NEITHER, never used those terms on anyone, including Jeff, and being a southerner is a GREAT thing.
"There is no federal libel law for President Trump to bully Congress to change, and the president does not have the authority to change state libel laws", Hauss said.
Former George W. Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer defended Woodward's methodology.
"I'm not gonna get into name calling because I don't think you should be allowed to call names - including the president", Isakson added.
He says Twitter has so far suspended 3,843 accounts the company believes are linked to the agency, and has seen recent activity. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter Inc. "Our adversaries are determined, creative, and well-funded".
Two of Trump's regular critics in the GOP Senate were quick to argue that Trump was trying to politicize the Justice Department. But some now see him as a bulwark against attacks on the Justice Department.
As the field for the race pulled up past the finish, TVG host Todd Schrupp exclaimed, " There's gunfire at the track ". The alleged shooter was reportedly taken down by police before being rushed to hospital with gun shot wounds.
Temperatures have reached the high 40s during this year's US Open. "Male players do it. and she was covered the whole time. The Women's Tennis Association rules say women are not allowed to change while on the court, according to the Daily Mail .
Hurricane season ends November 30, but September 10 is historically the "peak" day for storm activity in the Atlantic. The storm will bring tropical storm conditions to the Cape Verde Islands as it moves over the open Atlantic.
Tab backgrounds can now be customised with the photo of the user's choice and shortcuts can be created directly from the new tab. For the phones, the new Chrome will take up the entire screen area as the support for notch has also been included.
He warned that Canada's return to the negotiating table may upend the consensus on autos reached by the US and Mexico. The U.S. -Mexico agreement stipulates a 16-year NAFTA that would be reviewed and possibly extended every six years.
Asked whether he thought during that time away about returning to the height of his powers, Djokovic replied: "I have imagined. Open on Monday and suffered a shock 3-6 7-5 7-6 (7) 7-6 (3) defeat to unseeded Australian John Millman in the last 16.
Hassan Yussuff, president of the Canadian Labour Congress, said it's crucial for Canada to ensure Chapter 19 stays. I am used to it. "I intend to enter into the agreement by the end of November 2018", Trump said.
Former Arizona US Sen. Jon Kyl to replace John McCain
This is why he accepted the position with the stipulation that he would not commit beyond the end of this congressional session. But Kyl, who was sworn in Wednesday, has only committed to serving through at least the end of this Congress.
Probe JD.com CEO over sexual misconduct accusation
According to the Financial Times , two people familiar with the case said it involves another Chinese student at the university. In 2015, a model said she was sexually assaulted by a man after they had partied at Liu's Australian penthouse.
Sony brings Bravia TV screen technology to latest smartphone
In addition, the smartphone out of the box will be running Android Oreo, which he hid under a proprietary shell Xperia Home. On the software side of things, the Sony Xperia XZ3 will ship with Android 9.0 Pie which is the latest version of Android.