An upcoming book by an anonymous author, identified only as a "top Trump administration official," describes President Trump as incompetent, incompetent and unfit to be commander-in-chief, according to excerpts published Thursday by The Washington Post.
The newspaper says that the book talks about racist and misogynistic statements behind the scenes of Mr. Trump and says that he "stumbles, grunts, is confused, easily irritated and has trouble synthesizing information."
he says the book "paints a chilling portrait of the president as cruel, inept and a danger to the nation he was elected to lead."
According to the publication, the book describes Mr. Trump "survived by one self-inflicted crisis to the next," as a twelve-year-old in an air traffic control tower, pushing government buttons indiscriminately, indifferent to planes sliding through runways and flights,
The Postquisi red copy of the Warning book and first reported its contents on Thursday.
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham released a statement late Thursday, saying: " The hut who wrote this book does not put its name on it because it is nothing but a lie. "
She said that reporters should" reflect the book as it is ̵
In the book, due out November 19, the writer claims senior administration officials planned to resign as a group last year for" midnight self-righteousness ", but ultimately decided that such an act would do more harm than it did
CBS News learned that Anonymous claims in the book that senior White House officials believe Deputy President Pence was ready to sign a letter citing the 25th amendment allowing the president to be removed of office, if deemed not fit e
But while campaigning in New Hampshire on Thursday, Pence denied, saying, "These rumors, I rejected them a few years ago, and I will be happy to fire them without qualifications today."
On Monday, the Department of Justice Justice sent a letter to the publisher of the book and the writing agency of the writer, raising questions about whether a confidentiality agreement had been breached and asking for information that could help to identify the author.
The publisher, Hachette Book Group, responded by stating that it would not provide any additional information other than to call the author "current or former senior employee."
"Warning" was written by the same employee who wrote the publication for an opinion piece published last year in The New York Times, claiming that many in the government are opposed to Mr Trump's "wrong impulses".
According to a mail release, the author now writes: "The unelected bureaucrats and cabinet nominees have never been to steer Donald Trump in the right direction in the long run or refine his malignant management style. He is who he is."