Trump dismisses Woodward book as a 'joke'

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He is said to suspect former national security adviser H.R. McMaster and former chief economic adviser Gary Cohn as among those who talked to The Washington Post reporter for his tome 'Fear, ' which comes out Tuesday. Woodward's new book describes chaos within the Trump administration.

Woodward said he interviewed "over a hundred" people for the book, adding, "I would say that maybe half of those are key people". Many were about the GDP and how great it's doing under Trump (Charlie Brown seems to agree) but Fear is clearly the bee in today's bonnet.

Woodward's book is based on "deep background" interviews, which he defines as interviews where "all the information could be used but I would not say who provided it".

Donald Trump has threatened to write a "real book" about his presidency - hours before the latest "expose" on his administration hits the shops.

He explained that Trump also regularly ignores advice from experts.

Woodward on the statements his book attributes to Chief of Staff John Kelly and Secretary of Defense James Mattis, which both have denied.

The Times said revealing the author's identity would put his or her job in jeopardy.

The assertions in the column were largely in line with complaints about Trump's behavior that have repeatedly been raised by various administration officials, often speaking on the condition of anonymity.

In a rare step, Pence's communications director Jarrod Agen tweeted early Thursday that "The Vice President puts his name on his Op-Eds".

He said that he has "never seen instance where the president is so detached from the reality of what is going on".

Trump told a news outlet after the release of the except that no one removed anything from his desk. Wouldn't that have sparked Trump's own inquiry into what happened to the missing document?

In the article entitled "I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration", the official stressed they were committed to the Republican agenda, and did not side with opposition Democrats.

A copy of the book obtained by includes a scan of the letter, however.

Trump described the writer of the opinion piece as someone "probably who is failing and probably here for all the wrong reasons".

An influential United States newspaper says many administration officials expect Defense Secretary James Mattis to leave his post in the next few months.

Porter professed his innocence at time of his ex-wives' allegations against him and Trump defended him. "We're very happy with him". "We fully recognise what is happening". "And Mattis goes on and says if we don't keep these programs, which are very sensitive, the only deterrent program we have will be the nuclear option".