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Book depicts ‘crazytown’ White House

LAUD NO MORE:Trump said quotes in the expose were ‘a con on the public’ and suggested that Woodward, whom he praised in 2013, is a Democratic operative

AFP, WASHINGTON

Aides and Cabinet members responded, privately, with equal disdain.

Woodward wrote that Kelly told colleagues Trump is “unhinged” and “an idiot.”

“It’s pointless to try to convince him of anything. He’s gone off the rails. We’re in crazytown,” Kelly was quoted as saying.

Former Trump lawyer John Dowd called Trump “a fucking liar,” the book said.

Kelly and Dowd denied the quotes attributed to them — although Woodward is not the first to cite them making brutal comments about the president.

Since the Watergate expose appeared in the Washington Post in the early 1970s, Woodward has published powerful, insightful and often embarrassing books on eight US leaders, including former US presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, based on extensive access to many White House insiders.

Woodward is one of the most respected living US journalists and an authority on modern US presidents who drew praise from Trump in 2013 for his work on Obama.

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