Journalist Bob Woodward -- Watergate Bob Woodward, that is -- is owning the internet this morning.
The Washington Post has reviewed an advance copy of Woodward's forthcoming book, Fear: Trump in the White House, that has been advertised as an exhaustive and deeply reported look at how this president and his administration operates.
A few tidbits:
--Chief of Staff John Kelly on President Trump: “He’s an idiot. It’s pointless to try to convince him of anything. He’s gone off the rails. We’re in Crazytown. I don’t even know why any of us are here. This is the worst job I’ve ever had.”
--Trump on Attorney General Jeff Sessions: “This guy is mentally retarded. He’s this dumb Southerner. … He couldn’t even be a one-person country lawyer down in Alabama.”
--White House Counsel "Cohn 'stole a letter off Trump’s desk' that the president was intending to sign to formally withdraw the United States from a trade agreement with South Korea." Why? National security, he said.
--Ivanka Trump screamed at Steve Bannon. “I’m not a staffer! I’ll never be a staffer. I’m the first daughter.”
--Attorney John Dowd told Trump: “Don’t testify (with Mueller). It’s either that or an orange jumpsuit.”
--Trump wouldn't go in the Oval Office alone for 18 months. Scared of the ghosts.
You can buy the book here.
You can listen to Trump talk to Bob Woodward here.
-- Phillip Tutor