President Donald Trump lashed out at U.S. military generals in a heated conversation with White House economic adviser Peter Navarro, according to Washington Post Associate Editor Bob Woodward’s new book.
According to excerpts from the book, titled “Rage”, Trump said “his generals” were “pussies” in a conversation with Navarro “at one point,” The Washington Post reported.
“Not to mention my fucking generals are a bunch of pussies. They care more about their alliances than they do about trade deals,” Trump told Navarro, according to Woodward’s book, set to be released on Sept. 15. The book is based on 18 on-the-record interviews with Trump between December and July and “deep background” conversations with sources.
The book includes criticism of Trump from several former administration members, including retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, who served as the secretary of Defense.
The report comes just days after Trump denied allegations in an article by The Atlantic claiming he made disparaging comments about deceased military veterans.
The Atlantic, citing multiple sources, reported last week that Trump canceled a trip to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in France, where U.S. troops from World War I were buried, because he was worried about his hair getting ruined in the rain.
Trump reportedly asked senior staff, “Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers.” He also reportedly called U.S. Marines killed at Belleau Wood during the war “suckers” because they had died.