Secret White House 'resistance': Official blasts Donald Trump in New York Times

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A new Trump book by Bob Woodward, titled "Fear: Trump in the White House", is set to be released Tuesday and the late-night hosts wasted no time in discussing it.

This too, fits with what ABC reports that an early exceprt of Bob Woodward's book said some of these officials told the journalist, saying he has the understanding of a fifth- or sixth-grader, calling him an idiot, and describing efforts to explain to him why his impulses could cause a war.

Someday, when I'm not president, which hopefully will be in about six and a half years, The New York Times, CNN and all of these phony media outlets will be out of business, folks, they'll be out of business, because there'll be nothing to write and there'll be nothing of interest. The book also includes the first release of meaty dialogue between Mueller and Trump's lawyers.

Trump spoke to reporters in the Oval Office Wednesday.

Dao did not rule out publishing another such piece from a Trump administration official in the future. But suffice it to say that Trump fulminating is not at his level-headed best. "You know I'm very open to you".

Trump has grown paranoid and anxious over an ongoing federal inquiry into whether his campaign colluded with Russian Federation in Moscow's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election, prompting aides to compare Trump to former President Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal, Woodward reported.

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"In serving in this administration, the idea that I would show contempt for the elected Commander-in-Chief, President Trump, or tolerate disrespect to the office of the President from within our Department of Defense, is a product of someone's rich imagination", he added.

The official goes on to say those "successes" (if you want to call them that) "have come despite - not because of - the president's leadership style, which is impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective".

In the first of two tweets, Trump cited denials by Kelly and other aides in claiming that "their quotes were made up frauds, a con on the public". The President needs to be one of the adults!

Woodward's book, which is described as based on in-depth interviews with those in and around the West Wing, details a dysfunctional White House in which Trump is an unpredictable boss not respected by top aides.

Mattis dismissed the book as "a uniquely Washington brand of literature", and Trump has called it "total fiction". "This is the worst job I've ever had".

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders issued a formal response to reporters, calling on The New York Times to issue an apology for the "pathetic, reckless, and selfish" op-ed.

It also comes on the heels of a bombshell, though widely refuted, book by former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman that prompted sharp rebuttals from the administration.

Anthony Scaramucci, the former White House communications director, wrote on Twitter that "I said in July 2017 in my short tenure [at the White House] that there were forces inside the building that were "saving the country" from POTUS".

Woodward did not interview Trump for the book, but Trump did reach out to Woodward in August.

The book quotes Mr. Kelly as having doubts about Mr. Trump's mental faculties, declaring during one meeting, "We're in Crazytown".

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