Key Woodward sources criticize Trump depiction in book 'Fear'

  • Key Woodward sources criticize Trump depiction in book 'Fear'

Key Woodward sources criticize Trump depiction in book 'Fear'

In the book, Woodward cited an alleged phone conversation between Trump and Mattis in which Trump went into an expletive-laden rant against Assad and told Mattis to have him killed.

The Watergate legend said the president called him last month saying he wished he had been interviewed for the book.

At a White House press briefing, Sanders slammed the book "Fear", from veteran journalist Bob Woodward, as "careless and reckless". "It's not every day that someone in the administration claims that many officials in that administration are working to frustrate parts of the president's agenda and his worse inclinations".

Porter says in a statement that suggesting materials from Trump's desk were "stolen" to prevent Trump from adding his signature "misunderstands how the White House document review process works".

Cohn was "astounded at Trump's lack of basic understanding", Woodward writes.

Cohn, who served as Trump's economic adviser before leaving over disagreements about trade policy, issued a similarly weak rebuttal to the book.

The White House on Monday sought to project an image of productive forward momentum, even as President Donald Trump and many of his aides remain sidetracked and preoccupied by dual accounts of a warring and mutinous West Wing.

"You can, in an nearly microscopic way, establish what occurred - and that's what I've done in this book".

In a series of tweets, Trump has called the book "total fiction", "boring" and "untrue".

The book reached stores on Tuesday and has been No. 1 on Amazon since details first began emerging a week ago. "It's been the same all along", he told journalists.

And when asked about Mattis and Chief of Staff John Kelly's denials of the comments they reportedly made about Trump, Woodward refused to say that they were lying, instead alleging that "they are not telling the truth".

"Time and time again people will deny things", Woodward says.

"The Woodward book is a scam. The Dems are going insane!" he said. "Woodward would have performed rudimentary journalistic fact checking with those he was quoting, he would have had a more accurate book rather than just being a stenographer for Mr. Bannon's self-aggrandizing revisionist history".

Donald Trump has been further quoted in the book that PM Modi told him that United States should at least get something from Afghanistan in return. Dems can't stand losing.

The book's damning picture was reinforced last week with the publication of a New York Times op-ed written by an anonymous senior Trump administration official who portrayed fellow aides struggling to limit the potentially disastrous consequences of some of the president's rash decisions.