Yet more former aides take swipes at ‘dangerous liar’ Trump

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Yet more former aides take swipes at ‘dangerous liar’ Trump

He doesn’t know the difference between the truth and a lie, says one in a new book by Watergate scandal journo

Ben Riley Smith

Donald Trump is portrayed as a “dangerous” and untruthful leader by his top former defence and intelligence chiefs in a new book by journalist Bob Woodward, which also reveals that the US president thought coronavirus was “deadly” as early as the start of February but downplayed it to avoid panic.

In the book, Trump is called “unfit” for office by Jim Mattis, his former defence secretary, while Dan Coats, his former director of national intelligence, says “he doesn’t know the difference between the truth and a lie”.

Dr Anthony Fauci, the Trump administration’s top infectious diseases expert, who is still in the post, is also quoted as saying that the president’s “attention span is like a minus number” and “his sole purpose is to get re-elected”...

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