5 Sep 2018

Trump's White House 'Crazytown' revealed in new Woodward book

From Morning Report, 7:53 am on 5 September 2018

The White House chief of staff John Kelly repeatedly told aides President Trump was an idiot and they were all living in "Crazytown", according to a new book by veteran reporter Bob Woodward. It's among scores of withering insults that Woodward says were levelled privately against Mr Trump by senior administration officials. He says the Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told colleagues that when it came to foreign affairs Mr Trump had the understanding of an 11-year-old. The book is based on hundreds of hours of conversations with key White House players. Susie Ferguson discusses the latest revelations with our Washington DC correspondent Simon Marks.