Melania Trump to op-ed writer: You are 'sabotaging' our country

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President Trump on Monday morning ripped Bob Woodward's new book as a "total joke", threatening that he'll write the "real book" about his presidency. "The incidents are not anonymous".

More recently, Trump has accused Woodward of fabricating quotes and questioned whether USA libel laws could be changed so that people who believe they have been wronged would be in a better position to seek "retribution".

Memes ascribe the column to everyone from Tiffany Trump and the Easter Bunny to the First Lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

"People who work for him are anxious. that he will sign things or give orders that threaten the national security or the financial security of the country, or of the world", he told CBS.

Goldberg said it will be hard for the administration to zero in on who the anonymous author is because the number of White House officials who respect Trump is "infinitesimal". According to the book, Mattis compared Trump's understanding of USA national security interests in the Korean Peninsula to that of "a fifth- or sixth-grader". Since excerpts were released last week, Trump has accused Woodward of making up quotes attributed to him and others.

Woodward on Sunday brushed off Trump's attacks.

But the members of the Trump White House team are damaged by voluntarily working in Crazytown and many will have talked to Mr Woodward for reasons of self-preservation.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Trump "has every right to be upset" with the piece and that he would be angry if he were the subject of an anonymous attack. They would criticize the president behind his back and undermine his more radical suggestions, the book claims.

From former White House lawyer John Dowd, we learned - or rather had confirmed - that Trump is incapable of getting through a single blustery sentence without uttering some spectacular falsehood, making him a prime candidate for perjury in any potential sit-down with Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

"On Twitter, Trump contradicted himself by implying that the New York Times" editors wrote the op-ed themselves and published fake news-only to accuse the person of treason and demand his or her identity. Dems can't stand losing.

"It'll make the White House more paranoid than it has been before", Ponnuru said.

The Vice President also argued that the author of the Times article was guilty of more than just disloyalty. He accused the media of trying to undermine the Trump administration and said he found that "incredibly disturbing".

Woodward goes on to say that he's "never seen an instance when the president is so detached from the reality of what's going on". Although he was elected as a Republican, the president shows little affinity for ideals long espoused by conservatives: free minds, free markets and free people. "Family members of the 28,000 people there, '" he said.