A steady stream of insane from the White House

New York City when then President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team were in the process of filling cabinet and

New York City when then President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team were in the process of filling cabinet and

Not to be outdone, "Fear: Trump in the White House", written by famed Watergate reporter Bob Woodward, purportedly paints a disturbing picture of Trump's tumultuous 20 months as commander in chief.

In the forthcoming book being released next week, Woodward claims that Mattis told associates that Trump "acted like and had the understanding of a fifth- or sixth-grader".

In excerpts of the book - his 19th - that hits bookstores on Tuesday, Woodward writes that former Chief Economic Adviser Gary Cohn and onetime White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter intentionally worked to foil Trump's actions.

"The Times should never have done that, because really what they've done is virtually, you know, it's treason", the president said.

Woodward discussed his new book "Fear: Trump in the White House", and said Trump is fixated on the fact that the USA spends $US3.5 billion a year to station troops in South Korea in order to maintain military presence on the peninsula. "It shows a complete misunderstanding of how this White House works, and what President Trump provides for this country every day is strong and decisive leadership in the Oval Office". The US went on to launch a cruise missile strike against a regime air base.

CNN host Victor Blackwell said in a segment with CNN correspondent Brian Stelter the president was so unhappy with Shine that he wants former aide Hope Hicks back in the White House.

"Let's fucking kill him! What are we dealing with this idiot for?'" the book quotes Dowd - who later resigned - as saying.

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Woodward describes Trump regularly insulting key members of his own team, who are in turn contemptuous of the president.

Trump says: "I don't talk the way I am quoted".

Expressing the resolve of a handful of officials in the Trump administration to thwart Trump's "more misguided impulses", the piece zooms in to what its writer believes to be the fundamental problem: Trump's "amorality".

That idea was also supported by an unsigned article for The New York Times published Wednesday, which said that "unsung heroes" were quietly working within the administration to frustrate the president's "worst inclinations". It asserted that Trump "shows a preference for autocrats and dictators, such as President Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation and North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, and displays little genuine appreciation for the ties that bind us to allied, like-minded nations".

But Trump's insistence that the words attributed to him are "made up" hasn't always stood up to scrutiny.

That is when he sent out his mine-is-bigger-than-yours tweet: 'North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un iust stated that the Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times, ' Trump wrote on Twitter.

"There were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment, which would start a complex process for removing the president".

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