"Fear," a forthcoming book from Bob Woodward that claims to be "THE INSIDE STORY ON PRESIDENT TRUMP, AS ONLY BOB WOODWARD CAN TELL IT," is the most crazytown Trump news of today. Details like these, from The Washington Post, are simultaneously apocalyptic, vindicating, and funny:
White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly frequently lost his temper and told colleagues that he thought the president was “unhinged,” Woodward writes. In one small group meeting, Kelly said of Trump: “He’s an idiot. It’s pointless to try to convince him of anything. He’s gone off the rails. We’re in Crazytown. I don’t even know why any of us are here. This is the worst job I’ve ever had.”
BBC's got a list of the most "explosive quotes" from the book, including:
"Don't testify. It's either that or an orange jumpsuit" - John Dowd
"This was no longer a presidency. This is no longer a White House. This is a man being who he is." - Rob Porter
Also inside the book, from The Hill:
President Trump reportedly called his condemnation of white supremacists after the deadly 2017 Charlottesville rally the “biggest f—-king mistake” he had ever made, according to an excerpt from Bob Woodward’s new book that was obtained by The Washington Post.
Add this to the list of big fucking mistakes, per CNN. Good job Donald:
President Donald Trump's tweet blaming Attorney General Jeff Sessions for bringing indictments against two Republican lawmakers could be grounds for removing him from office, CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said Tuesday.
"This tweet alone may be an impeachable offense. This is such a disgrace," Toobin said on CNN's "New Day."
GOP congressional leaders will meet with Trump tomorrow in an attempt to convince him not to shut down the government before the midterm election, from Politico:
The federal government’s fiscal year ends on Sept. 30, just a few weeks before the critical midterm elections. But Trump has threatened to veto any spending measures that don’t include $5 billion for his border wall with Mexico.
With Senate Democrats loath to give in without their own immigration concessions, GOP leaders have set in motion a plan to delay the funding fight over border security until after the election. But Trump has sent mixed signals about whether or not he will go along.
Per usual, Trump made a lot of tweets:
NBC FAKE NEWS, which is under intense scrutiny over their killing the Harvey Weinstein story, is now fumbling around making excuses for their probably highly unethical conduct. I have long criticized NBC and their journalistic standards-worse than even CNN. Look at their license?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 4, 2018
But, from Reuters:
Democratic FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel responded to Trump’s most recent tweet by posting the FCC rules on licensing. “One more time...this is not how it works,” she wrote on Twitter.
The FCC, an independent agency, does not issue licenses to individual networks but to local stations, including those directly owned by broadcasters such as Comcast through NBC.
During "an exclusive Oval Office interview with The Daily Caller Tuesday afternoon," Trump said Nike sent a "terrible message" by pairing with NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick for a controversial ad campaign:
“I think it’s a terrible message. Nike is a tenant of mine. They pay a lot of rent,” Trump said, referring to Niketown New York, which is — for now — located at 6 East 57th Street in New York City.
Today is Trump's 592nd day in office. 592 is 4,121 less than the amount of false or misleading claims Trump has made in office, according to The Washington Post.