President Trump mocked Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Southern accent and called him “mentally retarded” and a “traitor,” according to a new book by legendary Watergate reporter Bob Woodward.
“This guy is mentally retarded. He’s this dumb Southerner,” Trump reportedly told then-White House staff secretary Rob Porter while using a southern accent. “He couldn’t even be a one-person country lawyer down in Alabama.”
The president reportedly called Sessions a “traitor” for not overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to an excerpt of Bob Woodward’s new book obtained by The Washington Post on Tuesday.
Woodward’s new book, “Fear: Trump in the White House”, is set for release on Sept. 11.
The book will reportedly offer a detailed account of the inner workings of the Trump administration and is based on “hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents.”