Trump's actions 'detrimental' to country's health, says anonymous official

President Trump walks from the Oval Office to board the Marine One helicopter last week

President Trump denounced an op ed published by The New York Times in which an unnamed senior administration official wrote that his erratic and unstable behavior is being restrained by a "quiet resistance" within the White House team.

President Donald Trump tweeted he was "tough on hell as people" in order to get things accomplished on Wednesday, in an apparent response to a scathing new book about his administration.

Asked about the column during a White House event, Trump called it a "gutless editorial", bashed the New York Times as "failing", and ticked off economic achievements that he said were proof of his leadership.

He then added of the book's title, "Named after the emotion Trump feels whenever he sees a book". The individual says that, rather than allow Trump to be removed under the 25th Amendment, those around him instead work to counter him and direct policy behind his back.

How many people in Trump's administration are working against him? And it's - you know, it's a tough look at the world and your administration and you.

The tell-all book by the reporter who helped bring down president Richard Nixon is the latest to throw the Trump administration into damage-control mode with explosive anecdotes and concerns about the USA commander-in-chief. "I would know. I am one of them", says writer whom Trump is accusing of "treason". As we already said, the president's former lawyer, John Dowd, denied telling Trump that if he testified to Mueller, he would end up in an orange jumpsuit.

And among its pages include accounts of Trump mocking Sessions and his accent; Trump's mocking of former National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and his penchant for dressing "like a beer salesman"; and Trump mocking former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus as "a little rat", according to excerpts published by The Washington Post and The Hill.

In the first of two tweets, Trump cited denials by Kelly and other aides in claiming that "their quotes were made up frauds, a con on the public".

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But despite the layoff, Mack said he's confident he'll be able to take on the Packers in a week. "It was very shocking". That said, it doesn't make the former Raider's absence any less weird for the time being. "We all saw it coming".

But the Times op-ed suggests that dissent and resistance inside Mr Trump's White House are even deeper than Woodward described.

Mr Woodward also reported that after Syrian leader Bashar Assad launched a chemical weapons attack on civilians in April 2017, Mr Trump called Mattis and said he wanted the Syrian leader taken out, saying: "Kill him!"

- The president after making a speech condemning white supremacists over violence in Charlottesville: "That was the biggest f****** mistake I've made. This is the worst job I've ever had".

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Fox News she hasn't spoken with Trump about filing any libel lawsuit.

Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to complain about the book, "Fear: Trump in the White House", which portrays White House Chief of State John Kelly disparaging Trump as an "idiot".

"It's really too bad, because nobody told me about it, and I would've loved to have spoken to you", Trump declared.

"He complained for weeks about senior staff members letting him get boxed into further confrontation with Russian Federation, and he expressed frustration that the United States continued to impose sanctions on the country for its malign behavior".

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