Trump spooked Pentagon with almost-sent tweet on North Korea


Bob Woodward, the author of an explosive new portrayal of President Trump's White House, tells NPR that administration officials are denying his account out of "political necessity".

Actually, Guthrie's question was a softball, giving Woodward a chance to explain, somewhat confusingly, that his sources might be anonymous but the "incidents" are not.

Woodward alleges the tweet was never sent because the White House received information from a back-channel communication with North Korea saying the country would take a pullout of dependents as a sign that Trump and the US were planning to attack.

Woodward told CBS that the most unsafe moment came when Trump worked on another tweet.

"Just another assault against me, in a barrage of assaults, using now disproven unnamed and anonymous sources". According to the book, Mattis compared Trump's understanding of US national security interests in the Korean Peninsula to that of "a fifth- or sixth-grader".

Woodward, however, said that they "are not telling the truth".

In his book, Woodward portrays the USA president as uninformed and impulsive to the point of recklessness, with White Houses aides at times removing documents from his desk to keep him from taking rash actions.

Bob Woodward's bombshell book about President Trump's conduct reveals a chief executive who has little or no understanding of how defense policies work and has lost the confidence and respect of his senior advisers. "It gives a date, it gives a time, who participates, most often the president himself and what he says".

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The piece called Trump's leadership style "impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective", said the president makes "half-baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless decisions", and claimed that "many" senior administration officials "are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations".

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Donald Trump almost declared war on North Korea through a tweet, but his defense secretary was able to beg him to reconsider, a new book claims.

Woodward said in the interview with CBS Sunday Morning, 'People who work for him are anxious - that he will sign things or give orders that threaten the national security or financial security of the country or of the world'.

According to Woodward, Porter asked the president if the tweet might provoke Kim, to which he replied "it's leader versus leader". Trump said in his tweet.

Once one person had described an episode to him, Woodward says, "I would go to other people and say, 'Did this happen?"

White House officials slammed the author of the Op-Ed, members of Trump's cabinet denied writing it, and Trump lashed out at the New York Times on Twitter. "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]". "Family members of the 28,000 people there, '" he said.