Trump dismisses Woodward book as 'joke'

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"With the White House engulfed in its own set of controversies, the one-two punch of Bob Woodward's book and the searing anonymous New York Times op-ed, President Trump's closest allies are launching a new counter-attack against, what they call, disgruntled employees", MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell reported.

"It's (up to) the Department of Justice to make that determination and we're asking them to look into it", White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters. US President further said that if he had spoken like that then he wouldn't had become the US President.

Kelly last week also denied quotes attributed to him in the book in which he allegedly said that Trump was "unhinged" and "an idiot" whose administration had turned into "Crazytown".

Woodward's book, deploying several other top aides-including Chief of Staff John Kelly and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis-to dispute their characterizations. "Folks, they have been making things up for two years, two-and-a-half, three years on Donald Trump".

Trump, he said, invites a robust debate among aides and has confidence in his advisers, even when they disagree.

Trump, who was the president-elect at the time and had promised to wipe out USA debt in eight years, reportedly offered a solution: "Just run the presses - print money". You just make things up, ' he adds.

The book says that Reince Priebus, Trump's then-chief of staff, told HH McMaster, then the National Security Advisor, that the trip wasn't "on the cards".

Times columnist David Leonhardt wrote this weekend about the possible nexus between Trump's business and Russian money laundering involving Deutsche Bank, which has been tied to such illicit money.

Dowd reportedly received assurances from Mueller's team that the subpoena did not have to deal directly with the president. Put it in Portland'.

Woodward, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, said the book is based on first-hand reporting and anonymous White House sources, including some who were extremely reluctant to disclose information, or even speak with him. The book has created a controversy as Donald Trump and his office have criticised the book for misquoting the USA president.

"Fear: Trump in the White House" hits United States bookstores on Tuesday after a weeklong buildup, with published excerpts, leaks and interviews that portray Mr Trump as dangerously erratic and uninformed.

Other details concern Trump's "lack of curiosity and knowledge" about global affairs. Last night's episode wasn't the first time The Late Show with Stephen Colbert covered it, but it was the first night that Woodward actually stopped by to talk about Fear.

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