Bob Woodward's new book reveals the "nervous breakdown" of Trump's presidency

Bob Woodward's new book, Fear, "paints a harrowing portrait of the Trump presidency, based on in-depth interviews with administration officials and other principals," according to the Washington Post. The paper posted an audio tape of Woodward talking to Trump after he finished writing the book. Trump shows irritation that Woodward didn't speak to him while he was writing the book but Woodward says all his attempts to reach Trump through his factotums were rebuffed.

From The Washington Post:

A central theme of the book is the stealthy machinations used by those in Trump's inner sanctum to try to control his impulses and prevent disasters, both for the president personally and for the nation he was elected to lead.

Woodward describes "an administrative coup d'etat" and a "nervous breakdown" of the executive branch, with senior aides conspiring to pluck official papers from the president's desk so he couldn't see or sign them.

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.

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