The new book by Watergate journalist Bob Woodward's was got published on Thursday which has attracted about widespread attention for the depiction of the White House in Chaos. Porter, who exited the White House after allegations of domestic violence became public, says he was tasked with ensuring that "pros and cons were evaluated" on policy proposals and other decisions. But to me the standout message from the book - the reason it is still worth reading, even after Michael Wolff's romping page-turner Fire and Fury - is that the president is a bit clueless, a bit vain, a bit unsafe even; but his people are utterly at sea. Trump says el-Sissi's remarks were "a kick in the nuts".
Throughout the book, Woodward describes a "nervous breakdown" within the Trump administration, detailing high-level administration executives' attempts to tame the impulsive, mercurial leader President Trump appears to be.More news: White House Buckles in For Hurricane Florence
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"Misfortune" is almost about assured of joining Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury" as one million-selling takedown of Trump. And the POTUS himself is calling it a "work of fiction". In 2004, Bill Clinton's memoir "My Life" sold more than 1 million copies within eight days.
"Misfortune" has dominated political headlines since reviews about it emerged closing week. A number of top officials have denied comments attributed to them in the book.More news: U.S. says Saudi Arabia, UAE protecting civilians in Yemen war
Former White House staff secretary Rob Porter and onetime economic adviser Gary Cohn both pushed back against "Fear", which portrays a White House mired in dysfunction, with aides disparaging the Republican president and working to prevent him from making disastrous decisions. "Fear" had more pre-orders than any other book in Simon & Schuster's history, according to the publisher, which has previously released such bestsellers as Hillary Clinton's "Living History" and Walter Isaacson's "Steve Jobs".