Trump’s chief-of-staff calls him ‘idiot’, book claims

Sky News:-  Donald Trump’s chief-of-staff, General John Kelly, has repeatedly referred to the US president as an “idiot”, it has been claimed.

The assertion is made in the latest book on the inner workings of the Trump administration, which paints an unflattering picture of the president’s relationship with members of his staff.

It is also said that aides have removed papers from Mr Trump’s desk to prevent him signing them.

Fear: Trump In The White House, by veteran reporter Bob Woodward, claims Gen Kelly has repeatedly called Mr Trump an “idiot” and quotes him as saying “it’s pointless to try to convince him [Mr Trump] of anything”.

The former marine general is also said to have doubted Mr Trump’s mental faculties, declaring during one meeting: “We’re in crazytown.”

Defence secretary James Mattis apparently told a staffer the president had the foreign policy understanding of a “fifth- or sixth-grader” – a child of 11 or 12.

Mr Trump responded on Twitter by posting statements credited to Mr Mattis, Gen Kelly and from the White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.

He suggested the book was published at a time to boost the Democrats during the Supreme Court power struggle, writing: “The Woodward book has already been refuted and discredited by General (Secretary of Defense) James Mattis and General (Chief of Staff) John Kelly.

“Their quotes were made up frauds, a con on the public. Likewise other stories and quotes. Woodward is a Dem operative? Notice timing?”

He added: “The already discredited Woodward book, so many lies and phony sources, has me calling Jeff Sessions ‘mentally retarded’ and ‘a dumb southerner.’

“I said NEITHER, never used those terms on anyone, including Jeff, and being a southerner is a GREAT thing.”

The book claims that Gary Cohn, the former director of the national economic council, boasted of removing papers from the president’s desk to prevent him withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Mr Trump’s former lawyer in the Russia inquiry, John Dowd, is said to have told Mr Trump not to agree to be interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller as he doubted his boss’s ability to avoid perjuring himself.

 

1 Comment

  1. Zeigy
    September 5, 2018 at 3:54 pm Reply

    Trump’s helped to make a lot of white men rich with the number of best selling books coming out of that White House.

    That aside, you’re grasping at straws to try to discredit Trump by calling him an idiot or that he lacks intellect.

    I’m still in awe at how effectively he ran his election campaign. He had the media wrapped around his finger with how he was so effectively able to keep the focus on himself that Hillary Clinton couldn’t get her own message out.

    He continues to keep the media effectively muted, starting so many controversies that they can’t keep up to mobilize and sway public sentiment. They even tried a coordinated effort of news articles to tell the public to stop listening to Trump and pay attention to what they are trying to report. I’m referring to the August 16th coordinated editorials by over 350 news organisations.

    Trump is standing up to China who is trading very unfairly and waking up people to pay more attention to their dirty tactics to grab all the land around the world.

    He has dictators scratching their heads and putting off their meddlesome tactics that just annoy everybody.

    Trump’s practical approach to curbing illegal immigrants. It’s madness to me why anyone would defend all these immigrants who made their own countries shitty and just allow them to waltz across the US border or into the country.

    And employment prospects have been the greatest America has ever seen for black people. But apparently that makes him racist.

    They want to attack him because he’s not your conventional politician who smiles for you and lies to your face.

    People really don’t know what they want.

Leave a Comment

Shares
5AM Update on TS KirkRead
+ +