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Wed Sep 9, 2020, 01:32 PM

By the way, there's ANOTHER part to the Woodward book...

-- Mattis is quoted as saying Trump is "dangerous," "unfit," has "no moral compass" and took foreign policy actions that showed adversaries "how to destroy America." After Mattis left the administration, he and Coats discussed whether they needed to take "collective action" to speak out publicly against Trump. Mattis says he ultimately resigned after Trump announced he was withdrawing US troops from Syria, "when I was basically directed to do something that I thought went beyond stupid to felony stupid."


-- Woodward writes that Coats and his top staff members "examined the intelligence as carefully as possible," and that Coats still questions the relationship between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. "Coats saw how extraordinary it was for the president's top intelligence official to harbor such deep suspicions about the president's relationship with Putin. But he could not shake them."


-- Woodward reports that Trump's national security team expressed concerns the US may have come close to nuclear war with North Korea amid provocations in 2017. "We never knew whether it was real," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is quoted as saying, "or whether it was a bluff." But it was so serious that Mattis slept in his clothes to be ready in case there was a North Korean launch and repeatedly went to the Washington National Cathedral to pray.


-- Trump boasted to Woodward about a new secret weapons system. "I have built a nuclear — a weapons system that nobody's ever had in this country before," Trump said. Woodward says other sources confirmed the information, without providing further details, but expressed surprise that Trump disclosed it.


https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/09/politics/bob-woodward-rage-book-trump-coronavirus/index.html

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brooklynite Sep 9 OP
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Bleacher Creature Sep 9 #3
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 01:35 PM

1. Nada on Fox about Woodward's book. Every other news outlet it's the lead

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 01:37 PM

2. In fairness, of course he doesn't have a moral compass....

he passed his along to Ivanka! She said so herself!

https://www.politico.com/amp/story/2019/09/13/ivanka-trump-donors-1488704

"Ivanka tells donors she got her moral compass from her dad


At a mid-August fundraiser in Jackson Hole, Wyo., Ivanka Trump was asked to name the personality traits she inherited most from her parents.

Without much of a pause, Trump told the crowd of roughly 120 high-end donors that her mother gave her an example of how to be a powerful, successful woman.

And her father? He passed onto her his moral compass, she said, according to two event attendees.

The exchange was part of a broader conversation about Ivanka Trump’s life in Washington and the White House during a swanky retreat organized by Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in the Wyoming mountains. Her appearance signaled an informal effort by the Trump campaign, family and top aides to woo donors this election cycle by sharing intimate, colorful details about this atypical White House.

The goal: lean on the celebrity status of the sprawling Trump clan, and even well-known aides, to make donors feel like they are part of the show — and deeply committed to winning the president four more seasons. "....(more)


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Wed Sep 9, 2020, 01:58 PM

3. As bad as this makes Trump look, Mattis looks 10X worse.

He needs to speak out publicly, and soon.

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Response to Bleacher Creature (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 02:00 PM

4. That's my fervent hope.

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