Donald Trump claimed that he was 'genetically' capable of understanding 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.
Trump also claimed that he does not need to be black to understand their point of view and can 'fully understand' their 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' capable of understanding nuclear weapons during the historic 2018 summit
Trump reportedly 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 something. He was great - so I understand that stuff. You know, genetically'
The book has sparked outrage after Trump admitted to Woodward in March that he played down the threat of the coronavirus.
'Rage' is out on Tuesday but DailyMail.com obtained a copy ahead of publication.
In the book, Trump recounts to Woodward his historic summit with Kim in Singapore in 2018.
Trump said when it came to denuclearization, he told Kim: 'I know every one of your sites better than any of my people'.
Trump told Woodward that the reason was because of his uncle who was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1983.
Trump said: 'He was at MIT for 42 years or something. He was great - so I understand that stuff. You know, genetically'.
During one of his 18 interviews with Woodward the discussion turned to the protests about racial inequality sparked by the police killing 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 gone through personal slavery in order to understand the horrible atrocity that people have suffered.
'You don't have to. You know, I don't have to put myself in that position. I can fully understand it without being in that position'.
Woodward writes that Trump claimed he saved Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman from congressional scrutiny after the brutal assassination of the American journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Washington Post journalist Khashoggi, 59, was dismemebered in the Saudi consulate in Istabul in October 2018.
The CIA concluded that bin Salman, who is known as MBS, personally ordered his killing.
Trump said of MBC: 'I saved his a**.
'I was able to get Congress to leave him alone. I was able to get them to stop'.
Asked by Woodward if he believes MBS when he says he didn't order the killing, Trump said: 'No, he says that he didn't do it'.
Washington Post journalist Khashoggi, 59, was dismemebered in the Saudi consulate in Istabul in October 2018. The CIA concluded that bin Salman, who is known as MBS, personally ordered his killing
Asked by Woodward if he believes Mohammed