The denials from the Pentagon followed Woodward's appearance on NBC's Today Show Monday in which he said that Mattis, a retired Marine general, and retired Marine Gen. John Kelly, the White House Chief of Staff, were "not telling the truth" in rejecting how they were quoted in the book. Those numbers mark a shift from March, when the same poll found that 54 percent viewed it as chaotic and 39 percent said it ran well.
The suggestion that work continues apace inside the administration was belied by Trump himself, who spent much of the morning tweeting angrily about journalist Bob Woodward, whose book detailing dysfunction among Trump aides is released on Tuesday.
The host then pointed out that Wolff's and Woodward's books are entirely different and need to responded in a different manner because the latter has written more than half a dozen books on the past presidencies. Ghost soldiers - those paid but not serving - are ripping us off. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is a disaster and a waste, he said.
"The Woodward book is a scam", Trump said.
"To be clear, a number of the statements attributed to me and from others to me in the Woodward book are incorrect". Earlier also in June 2017, Donald Trump had acknowledged PM Modi as his friend before Modi's first visit to United States after Trump took charge of the White House.
The president also floated an idea for making money from the recent rise in interest rates, according to Woodward.
The book portrays President Donald Trump as erratic and impetuous, and surrounded by a staff trying to restrain him from his worst instincts. Such gaps in explanation point to the author's political agenda, which the media has seriously misrepresented as being anti-Trump.
"Publishers are very reluctant to publish and print and ship more books than might sell", Charles said.
"I can stop this", Cohn said to Porter, according to the book. Dems can't stand losing. Colbert asked Woodward, and he said "not knowing" what's going on in the Oval Office or Trump's head.
Trump, he said, invites a robust debate among aides and has confidence in his advisers, even when they disagree.
Trade talks between Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and her USA counterpart Robert Lighthizer resumed this week in Washington, just as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned of a "massive disruption" and job losses on both sides of the border if Trump follows through on his threat to impose auto tariffs.