'Let's kill him': Trump reportedly wanted Assad assassinated

Charlene Craig
September 7, 2018

The unsigned piece appeared to reinforce the claims made in the new book by investigative journalist Bob Woodward, which describes a virtual cabal of like-minded White House and cabinet officials scheming to prevent Trump from taking decisions damaging to the U.S. economy and national security.

On Wednesday, former Secretary of State for the Obama administration John Kerry responded to the explosive anonymous op-ed published by The New York Times claiming that there were those working within the Trump administration who "have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations" and questioning Trump's fitness for office. And Trevor Noah had some questions on Wednesday's Daily Show, starting with: "This whole time we've been dealing with the watered-down version of Trump?" "Let's go in. Let's kill the f**king lot of them", Mr Trump said to Gen. Mattis, according to the book.

Mattis said he'd 'get right on it, ' but ordered limited airstrikes that didn't threaten Assad personally instead.

Mattis dismissed the book as "a uniquely Washington brand of literature". He's gone off the rails.

Woodward's is set to be published by Simon & Schuster on September 11.

"I just spoke with Kellyanne [Conway], and she asked me if I got a call". If I did I would not have been elected President.

"We want the administration to succeed and think that many of its policies have already made America safer and more prosperous", the writer said.

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Woodward gained national fame for his reporting on the Watergate scandal in the 1970s, and has since written a number of books that provide behind-the-scenes glimpses of presidential administrations and other Washington institutions.

Trump took to Twitter to deny the book's claim that he had called Attorney General Jeff Sessions "mentally retarded" and "a dumb Southerner".

The Times' Peter Baker and Maggie Haberman reported that a list of about six names had been crafted by aides, who suspected the writer worked in the administration but not at the White House specifically.

The book is also filled with interviews from officials expressing grave concerns about Trump's fitness for office.

Trump has been quick to pour scorn on the publication, describing it as a "con on the public" and accusing Woodward of being a "Dem operative". She told reporters at United Nations headquarters that she had been privy to conversations about the Syrian chemical weapons attacks, "and I have not once ever heard the president talk about assassinating Assad". You know I'm very open to you.

"He's an idiot", Kelly said, according to the Post's account of Woodward's book.

"The Woodward book is a scam".

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Press secretary Sarah Sanders says in a statement: "This book is nothing more than fabricated stories, many by former disgruntled employees, told to make the President look bad".

Trump said that did not take place.

Again and again, Woodward recounts at length how Trump's national security team was shaken by his lack of curiosity and knowledge about world affairs and his contempt for the mainstream perspectives of military and intelligence leaders.

The White House was hard at work reaching out to many former aides who were mentioned in the book, encouraging them to issue statements to the media pushing back on the claims made by Woodward, multiple current and former White House aides told ABC News. "Look, all of this stuff is obviously insane, but at some point I think we've got to stop saying that it's a 'bombshell, '" he said.

Trump also called Sessions was a "traitor" for from the special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation, according to the Washington Post, which reviewed a copy of the book.

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