The anonymous senior Trump administration official claims in their forthcoming book that Trump officials considered resigning together previous year in a "midnight self-massacre" in hopes to sound an alarm about President Donald Trump, according to an excerpt obtained by The Washington Post.
The official described it as a "midnight self-massacre" in their upcoming new book, "A Warning", according to extracts published by The Washington Post.
A new, unreleased book called "A Warning" paints the most damning public profile of Trump since he took office almost three years ago.
The 259-page book, which is set to be released on November 19, claims to provide an inside perspective on the Trump administration. "Please be assured that Hachette takes its legal responsibilities seriously and, accordingly, Hachette respectfully declines to provide you with the information your letter seeks.' HBG is the third of some top publishers to be asked by the Trump administration to cease publication of, or hand over information related to, a book the White House perceives as 'unfavourable".
According to the Post, the author now writes, "Unelected bureaucrats and cabinet appointees were never going to steer Donald Trump the right direction in the long run, or refine his malignant management style".
The official first made waves a year ago when they penned an op-ed for The New York Times talking about a resistance against President Trump taking place inside the White House.
It says Trump has continued his well-known misogyny in the White House. "Reporters who choose to write about this farce should have the journalistic integrity to cover the book as what it is - a work of fiction", White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.
"He comments on makeup", the author alleged, according to The Post. "Real authors reach out to their subjects to get things fact checked - but this person is in hiding, making that very basic part of being a real writer impossible".
A Warning is set to come out on November 19, and the author - who wrote an op-ed for The New York Times past year, saying they were part of a resistance inside the White House - paints President Trump as a bumbling simpleton devoid of empathy and integrity. He critiques clothing. He questions the toughness of women in and around his orbit. "This is precisely the way a boss shouldn't act in the work environment".
In the book, the author who still works in the administration expresses dire concerns that Trump is unfit for office and unsafe.
According to The Post, the book alleges that White House officials reacted to Trump's late-night Twitter rants with shock and embarrassment.
They also claim in the book, which was recently obtained and written about by the Washington Post , that Trump's own staffers are anxious about the president's mental state.
"I am not qualified to diagnose the president's mental acuity", the author writes.
"Who cares what they say behind the scenes?"
The book describes racist and misogynist behind-the-scenes statements by Trump and says he "stumbles, slurs, gets confused, is easily irritated, and has trouble synthesizing information".
Trump is also described as someone incapable of leading the country in a crisis, saying he tunes out intelligence and national security briefings and described as someone easily flattered who other world leaders regard as "a simplistic pushover".