Trump dismisses Woodward book as 'joke'


"It shows that the book is just a piece of fiction".

The tome is the product of hundreds of hours of interviews with sources close to the president, although Trump himself was not quoted as Woodward was unable to nail him down for an interview, despite repeated attempts. Kelly is alleged to have called Trump an "idiot" and told staffers that working in the White House was the worst job he has ever had. Instead, Sanders said just the notion the unidentified official may be involved in national security matters was grounds enough to launch a probe. "A source tells us he [Trump] shouted out 'Bring back Hope Hicks!' Apparently, he preferred her response to ["Fire and Fury" author] Michael Wolff", said Blackwell.

Colbert then points out that the "hallmark" of Trump's behaviour is: 'From day to day, he may not remember what his idea was yesterday, ' a statement with which Woodward concurred.

The full book was scheduled for public release Tuesday and was already ranked at the top of Amazon's best-selling books as of late Monday. "Folks, they have been making things up for two years, two-and-a-half, three years on Donald Trump. You have millions and millions of Americans who voted for this", he said, adding that the Justice Department should investigate the author.

'Imagine a lawyer, your lawyer, telling you you're disabled and you can't testify because you can't tell the truth. The defence secretary also faced down an order from Trump to assassinate Bashar al-Assad after the U.S. president learned that Assad had used chemical weapons in Syria's civil war. Trump has referred to Woodward as a "liar".

Cohn explained that that could be seriously harmful to the US's fiscal and economic situation, but Trump did not appear to understand, the book says. Put it in Portland'. He left the White House earlier this year amid allegations of domestic abuse, which he has denied.

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Bob Woodward and Donald Trump spoke by phone in August.

Several administration officials, including Defense Secretary James Mattis and chief of staff John Kelly, have denied the anecdotes and quotes ascribed to them in Woodward's book.

Other details concern Trump's "lack of curiosity and knowledge" about global affairs.

Woodward also claimed Mattis said that Trump's intelligence was that of "a fifth- or sixth-grader". He's gone off the rails. In Bob Woodward's book, it is also mentioned that Modi had informed Trump that Afghanistan is a mineral rich country but United States got nothing from it unlike China.

Trump has authored many books, including the best-selling auto-biography "The Art of the Deal" in 1987.