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A new book reveals that soon after Joe Biden took office, he raged about Donald Trump’s presence in the White House with a vulgar outburst.
In their new book “Peril,” journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa detail the beginning months of Biden’s administration.
Of note, Woodward busts Biden calling the White House a “tomb,” which is certainly something that the mainstream media would have attacked Trump for had he said that.
Biden also reportedly referred to Trump as a “f**king a**hole.”
Biden and his advisers hated to utter Trump’s name, Woodward and Costa write, and aides “frequently warned each other to please avoid the ‘T’ word.” In the White House one night, Biden discovered a room where a huge screen covered the wall, which Trump used to virtually play famous golf courses, according to the book.
“What a fucking asshole,” Biden once said of Trump, according to the authors.
CNN also noted in its report on the book that Biden was not “comfortable” in the White House.
It wasn’t a comfortable transition. Biden started privately calling the White House “the tomb,” and he found the White House cold and lonely, according to the book.
“He is not comfortable living in the White House,” Biden’s chief of staff, Ron Klain, told others, according to the authors.
Woodward and Costa write that Biden summoned Klain to Delaware to talk about his decision to run in March 2019. “I just feel like I have to do this,” Biden said. “Biden’s next words would stick forever with Klain,” the authors write: “This guy just isn’t really an American president.”
The book also alleges that General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, held secret meetings behind Donald Trump’s back and even secretly told leaders not to take military strike or nuclear orders from Trump days after the Jan. 6 incident at the U.S. Capitol.
Two days after the January 6 incident at the Capitol, Milley took an extraordinary step. He took secret action to talk to military leaders and told them not to take military strike or nuclear orders from Trump, CNN reported.
Milley was “was certain that Trump had gone into a serious mental decline in the aftermath of the election, with Trump now all but manic, screaming at officials and constructing his own alternate reality about endless election conspiracies,” Woodward and Costa said in the book “Peril.”
“You never know what a president’s trigger point is,” Milley said to his senior staff, worried that Trump could “go rogue,” the book said.
Milley then called a meeting in secret on January 8 to examine the process for military action which included the launching of nuclear weapons.
He told the military officials in charge of the National Military Command Center that they were not to take orders from anyone unless he was involved.