Woodward: Trump 'detached from reality,' jeopardizes national security

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And on Monday, one of those hosts got to offer a little critique of how "Fear" was structured. Accurately anticipating the public response to various developments, the USA president manages to portray himself as a guardian of democracy who defies the deep state and coup plotters.

Showing a "lack of basic understanding" about how federal debt works, Trump suggested that they should "just go borrow a lot of money, hold it, and then sell it to make money".

"I'm not because I know what I did and I'm not anxious about any of that", Don Jr. said.

That's right, the deafening stomping sound you hear is The Big Grundle trying to walk back all those things he told Bob Woodward about how apocalyptically stupid and adolescent he found the current leader of the free world to be. His book portrays Donald Trump as an angry man becoming increasingly paranoid about Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation. "It's either that or an orange jumpsuit".

"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.

Woodward also said he wasn't lying, despite the president's accusations. "I think you buried the lead". "And then this person has said some public things that contradict that".

On Monday, Colbert also asked Woodward if he ever considers the motives of his sources, such as former White House aide Rob Porter, ousted amid abuse allegations from ex-wives.

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Woodward explains: McMaster, he says, "understood the strategic importance of India, a sworn enemy of Pakistan". The book will be released on Tuesday.

"Don't you think people look through the fact that you can write a sensational, nonsense book, CNN will definitely have you on there because they love to trash the president", Eric Trump said on Wednesday's "Fox and Friends", the network's morning show, when asked about Woodward's book.

"The Woodward book is a scam. Just come talk to me". "I am proud of my service in the Trump Administration, and I continue to support the President and his economic agenda". "These quotes were made up".

Of course, deep background - in which Woodward doesn't name his interviewees but uses their information - has its pitfalls, as the author is again discovering. Trump wrote on Twitter.

"What is the contest in America other than the political contest?"

Woodward said that in the Central Intelligence Agency, agents are taught to "let the silence suck out the truth". "This is the best reporting I can do", Woodward concluded.

The other Trump-related titles that are higher on the list are James Comey's A Higher Loyalty at number five; a Last Week Tonight parody of a Pence family children's book at number two; and Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury in the top spot at number one.