White House aides used Lindsey Graham to manipulate Trump out of making disastrous decisions during golf outings
Sen. Lindsey Graham, Donald Trump -- (screeshot/AFP)

Deep within the many revelations in Bob Woodward's book "Fear" on the administration of President Donald Trump is a revelation that aides to the volatile president deployed some U.S. senators to talk Trump out of making rash decisions while they spent time golfing with him.

According to the Washington Post, White House aides wishing to manipulate the president would provide talking points to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) or Bob Corker (R-TN) before golf outings with Trump in hopes of preventing the president from making rash or disastrous policy decisions.

The Post writes, "White House legislative aides would prep them on helpful messages they were trying to share or 'disasters they were trying to divert,' according to a former senior administration official. A current senior administration official defended the practice as 'standard staff work in any White House.'"

The report goes on to state that former White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus would backburner Trump's requests for someone to be fired or policies to be put in place, by telling the president it would happen "next week," then dropping it entirely knowing Trump would have forgotten what he had asked for.

You can read more revelations about the dysfunctional White House here.