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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Morris Book Details Life in Clinton Camp

NEW YORK -- President Bill Clinton let Dick Morris decide things like what to say in the State of the Union address and where to take vacations, according to the fallen political guru's new book.


Morris, 48, resigned as Clinton's political consultant in August after revelations that he allowed a prostitute to listen in on phone conversations with the president.


In his new book, "Behind the Oval Office," Morris says Clinton is prone to temper tantrums and disparaging his aides.


"Time and again he would derisively refer to his staff as 'the children who got me elected.' He would plead for more 'adults' in the White House," according to excerpts in Friday's Daily News.


The newspaper obtained an early copy of the book, which is just hitting bookstores.


U.S. News and World Report, which had agreed to pay $50,000 to publish excerpts, has dropped its plans because of a dispute with the book's publisher, Random House, the New York Post reported Friday.


The deal fell apart because Random House learned that the magazine planned to run several articles, which reportedly were critical of the book, along with the four-page excerpt.


"The dispute involved basically what else we could say if we published the excerpt," said Jim Fallows, U.S. News' editor.


The Daily News said the book portrays an insulated president entwined in a White House sharply divided by warring camps, one led by the first lady and the other by his top advisers.


Morris, credited with devising the strategy behind Clinton's comeback after the 1994 Republican landslide, wrote that he changed the president's image.