Donald Trump claimed he was "genetically" able to understand nuclear weapons – because his uncle was a physicist.
The president told North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that he knew about his nuclear test sites "better than any of my people" because his uncle Dr. John Trump taught at MIT.
But Dr. Trump's expertise was electrical engineering and there is no evidence that Trump sought him out as a tutor.
Trump also claimed that he doesn't have to be black to understand her point of view and that he can "completely understand" her perspective – even though he is white.
The extraordinary anecdotes are in Rage, the new book about Trump by Bob Woodward, the former Washington Post journalist who exposed the Watergate scandal in the Richard Nixon administration.
Journalist Bob Woodward claims in his new book "Rage" that Trump told Kim Jong-un that he was "genetically" able to understand nuclear weapons during the historic 2018 summit
Trump allegedly said he was "genetically" capable because his uncle, Dr. John Trump (pictured) was a physicist. The president said, “He was at MIT for 42 years or so. He was great – so I understand this stuff. You know genetically & # 39;
The book sparked outrage after Trump admitted to Woodward in March that he downplayed the coronavirus threat.
& # 39; Rage & # 39; came out Tuesday, but DailyMail.com received a copy prior to publication.
In the book, Trump tells Woodward about his historic summit with Kim in Singapore in 2018.
Dr. Trump's expertise was electrical engineering and there is no evidence that Trump sought him out as a tutor
Trump said when it came to denuclearization he said to Kim, "I know each of your websites better than any of my people."
Trump told Woodward the reason was his uncle, who received the National Medal of Science in 1983.
Trump said: & # 39; He was at MIT for 42 years or so. He was great – so I understand this stuff. You know genetically & # 39 ;.
During one of his 18 interviews with Woodward, the discussion revolved around the racial inequality protests sparked by the police murder of George Floyd.
Trump says, “I don't have to be black to understand the black point of view.
“I don't have to have been through personal slavery to understand the terrible atrocity people have suffered.
"You do not have to. You know I don't have to put myself in this position. I can fully understand it without being in this position. & # 39;
Woodward writes that Trump claimed he saved the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman from Congress control after the brutal murder of American journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The 59-year-old Washington Post journalist Khashoggi was fired from the Saudi consulate in Istabul in October 2018.
The CIA concluded that bin Salman, known as MBS, personally ordered his murder.
Trump said of MBC: & # 39; I saved his a **.
“I was able to get Congress to leave it alone. I was able to make her stop.
When asked if Woodward believed MBS when he said he didn't order the murder, Trump said, "No, he says he didn't."
The 59-year-old Washington Post journalist Khashoggi was fired from the Saudi consulate in Istabul in October 2018. The CIA concluded that bin Salman, known as MBS, personally ordered his assassination
When asked if Woodward believed Mohammed bin Salman when he said he did not order the murder, Trump said, "No, he says he did not."
The book paints Jared Kushner, the son-in-law and senior adviser to the President, as a shadow figure who Trump understands better than anyone.
However, Woodward makes it clear that he was unable to handle the myriad of issues under his watch, including the Middle East Peace Agreement.
Kusher told former Foreign Secretary Rex Tillerson that "if you make the economic benefits big enough," the Palestinians would agree to a deal.
Woodward writes: “Money was the key, just pumping money. Trump spoke like that too.
Tillerson said to Kusher, “These people won't care about your money. Or they'll take your money and in five years you'll be back where you are today.
Tillerson stated that watching Kushner plan was "nausea … upset stomach".
Not that Kushner seemed bothered, and he told Woodward that "this is not my career".
If he leaves Washington this will be just a "business trip" and he will focus on something else – with no apparent interest in any civil service element of his job.
Jared Kusher told former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that "if you make the economic benefits big enough," the book says the Palestinians would agree to a deal
During a visit to Israel in 2017, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a video of his Palestinian equivalent, Mahmoud Abbas, tampered with to make it look like he was "ordering the murder of children."
The anecdotes will be released on Tuesday when & # 39; Rage & # 39; comes on the shelves
Woodward's sources make it clear that the video was obviously fake, but Trump thought it was real.
The next morning, Trump met Abbas privately and yelled at him, “Murderer! Liar! I thought you were that grandfather figure that I can trust. Now I realize that you are nothing but a murderer. You set me up! & # 39;
& # 39; Rage & # 39; discusses the Mueller investigation and its aftermath, and contains an insightful story by Senator Lindsey Graham, a close ally of the President.
Graham told Trump that if he worked with Russia to win the 2016 elections, he could not serve as president.
Trump said, "I've done a lot of bad things, but I haven't."
Graham replied, "I believe you on both counts."
Attorney General William Barr was so surprised when he read the summary of Müller's findings that he called Graham to give him the heads-up.
The report left Barr to decide whether Trump should be prosecuted and said it couldn't rule out his obstructing justice.
Barr said, “You won't believe that. After two years he (Müller) says: "I don't know, you decide".
Bob Woodward (pictured) is the former Washington Post journalist who exposed the Watergate scandal in the Richard Nixon administration
The already published excerpts from & # 39; Rage & # 39; belongs to the president, who admitted to Woodward on February 7 this year that he knew the coronavirus is more deadly than the flu and that it can fly through the air.
But Trump publicly insisted that the threat was minor and that this virus would "go away".
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has described Trump's admission as "almost criminal" and "disgusting".
Among the other revelations in the book are letters between Trump and Kim flattering him by calling the President "Your Excellency."
Former Defense Secretary James Mattis reports that Trump is "dangerous and unsuitable for office".
Trump also allows America to have a secret weapons system during one of his interviews with Woodward, but does not elaborate on it.
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