Mattis had to explain that the expenses in the region are meant to "avoid a Third World War" but it's implied Trump still didn't get it.
"Mattis was particularly exasperated and alarmed, telling close associates that the president acted like - and had the understanding of - 'a fifth- or sixth-grader, '" Woodward quoted Mattis as stating.
The President allegedly shouted: "Let's ******* kill him!"
White House Spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the book was "nothing more than fabricated stories, many by former disgruntled employees, told to make the president look bad".
"I have the pleasure of being privy to those conversations. and I have not once heard the president talk about assassinating Assad", Ms Haley told reporters on Tuesday. The Washington Post published excerpts earlier Tuesday.
His top economic adviser reportedly even "stole" letters from his desk to stop the president making dramatic changes in America's trade policy.
An image of Syria's President Bashar Al Assad is seen on a car's windscreen in the Shiite town of Hermel June 5, 2013.
Former Chief Economic Adviser Gary Cohn, according to Woodward, once saw a draft letter on the Oval Office desk that would have withdrawn the USA from a trade agreement with South Korea.
Nadal survives late-night marathon to progress
Nadal failed to serve out the set at 5-3, then promptly broke Thiem's serve for the second straight time to even the match. Dominic Thiem said his epic defeat to close friend Rafael Nadal in the US Open quarter-finals will "stay with me forever".
Meanwhile Trump's former lawyer John Dowd told Axios he had never called Trump a "fucking liar", as Woodward reported. "We're in Crazytown. This is the worst job I've had".
Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker sharply criticized President Donald Trump's demeaning comments about Attorney General Jeff Sessions, while bluntly warning that Trump would turn the United States into an authoritarian regime like Venezuela "if left to his own accord".
Supposedly, Trump also called Sessions "mentally retarded". In a statement, Mattis said those words "were never uttered by me". "He made this up to divide!" In one meeting, Kelly said of the president: "He's an idiot".
Trump has grown paranoid and anxious over an ongoing federal inquiry into whether his campaign colluded with Russian Federation in Moscow's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election, prompting aides to compare Mr Trump to former President Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal, Woodward reported.
Woodward's latest book on a USA president is set for public release next week. According to CBS News, Fear is set to be released later this month.
Don't testify. It's either that or an orange jumpsuit.
In a statement issued Tuesday, Dowd says, "There was no so-called "practice session" or "re-enactment" of a mock interview at the Special Counsel's office".
While the contest turned in Kyrgios's favour after the chat the 30th seed said the talk had nothing to do with the outcome. Kyrgios went on to win the match 4-6, 7-6, 6-3, 6-0, which caused Herbert to heavily criticise the umpire's actions.
For his efforts, Donaldson was chosen the AL's most valuable player, just the second player in franchise history to get the award. After spending parts of four big-league seasons in Oakland, Donaldson had a monster first year with the Blue Jays.
One of the first votes he will cast when he is sworn in as senator will be on the confirmation of Kavanaugh to the high court. The Kyl pick could allow Ducey to have his uncontroversial caretaker - and his long-term, far-right Senate appointment, too.
Amazon has become the second publicly traded company to be worth US$1 trillion (NZ$1.52 trillion), hot on the heels of Apple. Apple took nearly 38 years as a public company to achieve the trillion dollar milestone, while Amazon got there in 21 years.
Read the full report at Fox News . "Big Republican interests keep winning 5-4 partisan decisions: 73-0, Mr. That's far more than for any previous Supreme Court nominee, but millions of pages have been withheld.
Shocking footage caught the moment commentators screamed "there's gun fire at the track" and a jockey was flung from his horse. As is our special events protocol, substantial law enforcement and private security was on site in anticipation of the event.
And, as McCain's body arrived in the capital from Phoenix , Trump was attending a campaign rally in Evansville, Ind. The McCain farewell began Wednesday and Thursday in Arizona , where he and Cindy McCain raised their family.
The $899 5.8-inch OLED will be reportedly be dubbed the iPhone XS , while the top of the line iPhone XS Plus will run for $999. Rest of the features including the side button and Digital Crown, look similar to the current generation.
Samsung Galaxy Note9 boasts a host of powerful tech features
To celebrate its launch in Malaysia, Samsung Malaysia Electronics announce its limited-time pre-order promotion for Malaysians. It comes with advanced noise reduction technology, and a Dual Aperture lens, which adjusts to light just like the human eye.
USA ends funding for UN Palestinian refugee agency
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's spokesman has called the move a "flagrant assault against the Palestinian people". In a statement on its website, UNRWA expressed "deep regret and disappointment" at the United States' announcement.