President Barack Obama told his staff that he's "really good at killing people," according to a new book set to hit shelves Tuesday.
The book, titled "Double Down" and authored by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, reportedly says the Nobel Peace Prize winning president made the comments while discussing drone strikes with his aides.
The quote from the book was first reported by Peter Hamby, who wrote a review for The Washington Post.
Obama has been skewered by critics on both the political left and right for his frequent use of unmanned aerial vehicles to carry out attacks against alleged terrorists.
Nonetheless, the president in October nominated Jeh Johnson, a staunch defender of the U.S. drone program, to be the next secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
Follow Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) on Twitter