In the piece, an unnamed senior administration official says people within the White House are actively "thwarting Mr. Trump's more misguided impulses".
"Let's talk about your process a little bit because we live in an era where the president talks about fake news. You want to listen to everyone, you want to be patient, and then you want to go back, and then you want to get into their home", Woodward said, as the audience laughed. "It is mostly anonymous sources in here". Both Mattis and Chief of Staff John Kelly have denied making any disparaging comments about the president.
The highly anticipated book, which chronicles some unflattering moments in the Trump administration, has been sourced from numerous current and former officials.
Bob Woodward, associate editor of the Washington Post, has recently published an explosive book on the current U.S. presidency. He's gone off the rails. "It's a way to say you're important to this story, I take you seriously".
"(Defense Secretary) James Mattis says we're doing this to prevent World War III", Woodward added. "I know other reporters who have heard things from those people and they heard the exact same thing, but it was off the record and they couldn't use it".
Woodward belongs in the third and most immediately useful category - journalistic efforts to explore particular aspects of the Trump presidency. "My job is to find out what happened, and present what we call the best obtainable version of the truth", he told Tremonti.
"Does this ring true?" Trump asked, according to Woodward.
The White House has described the book as "reckless" and a work of fiction with the president calling it a "joke".
The book is number 8 on Amazon's Top 20 most sold and most read books of the week and Fear is already the sixth biggest seller of 2018 on Amazon, CNN reported. Dems can't stand losing.
United States President Donald Trump has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is his friend and he likes him very much. Incredibly, Woodward cites Trump's statement on Tillerson's firing while editing out the Iran reference.
Controversy on his credibility is not a new issue for Woodward.
According to Woodward, Trump's about-face is just another example of his impulsive and emotional governing style, while others in the White House frantically manoeuvre around him to avoid worst-case scenarios.
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Hollywood Legend Burt Reynolds Dies
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