Trump asks if Bob Woodward is 'Dem operative' amid explosive book details

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The one he wanted to talk about, though, was Woodward's "Fear", which he said is "a book named after the emotion Trump feels whenever he sees a book".

Others, like former chief economic adviser Gary Cohn, who reportedly tried to leave after he was disappointed in the president's reaction to Charlottesville, Virginia, protests, former national security adviser General H.R. McMaster, whom Woodward said the president insulted by saying he dresses in cheap suits "like a beer salesman", or former senior White House adviser Steve Bannon, who reportedly called the president's daughter a "goddamn staffer", have yet to rebuke the book.

"No, it's - it's going to be accurate, I promise", Woodward said.

The White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, dismissed the book as "nothing more than fabricated stories, many by former disgruntled employees".

Later that month, Dowd told Trump why he should avoid an interview: "It's either that or an orange jumpsuit". You're like a little baby that needed to be changed.

"'So it sounds like you're on the fence about going to prom with me?'" Trump has called Sessions "mentally retarded" and a "dumb Southerner", according to Woodward.

The president's former lead personal attorney, John Dowd, is quoted in graphic language referring to Trump as a "liar" who will end up wearing an "orange jump suit" if he gives testimony to special counsel Robert Muller, who is looking into ties between the 2016 Trump election campaign and Russian Federation.

Bob Woodward has a new book out next week detailing the madness inside the White House, and parts of it emerged in The Washington Post today.

THE RESPONSE: In a statement, Kelly is quoted as saying, "The idea I ever called the President an idiot is not true, in fact it's exactly the opposite".

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Trump has slammed the book, suggested Woodward is a "Dem operative" who is trying "to divide". Johnny Isakson of Georgia said, according to The Post.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, Mr Dowd said: "There was no so-called "practice session" or "re-enactment" of a mock interview at the Special Counsel's office".

Kelly denied the report at the time, calling it "total B.S". "We're doing this in order to prevent World War III", Mattis advises the benighted president when explaining why the USA maintains a military presence in South Korea. In it, the president claims he was never contacted for an interview or informed of Woodward's soon-to-be-published work - an assertion the reporter successfully rebuts.

The account explains Chief of Staff John Kelly, after arguing with the president, said, "He's an idiot". In a meeting about the Korean Peninsula, Trump's comments left Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to say that Trump understood the matter at hand like a "fifth or sixth grader". National security advisers instead developed options for the airstrike that Mr Trump ordered.

"I have not once ever heard the president talk about assassinating Assad", Haley told Al Jazeera correspondent James Bays. "Fear" is slated for a September 11 release.

"I never spoke to him", Trump told The Daily Caller. He added that the author "never called me". "I think the president's probably got a lot of respect for the South, I hope so".

A central theme of the book is the stealthy machinations used by those in Trump's inner sanctum to try to control his impulses and prevent disasters, both for the president personally and for the nation he was elected to lead.

Mr Wolff's book attracted attention with its vivid anecdotes but suffered from numerous factual inaccuracies. After all, his investigations with Washington Post colleague Carl Bernstein helped bring down Richard Nixon and he has written books on many leaders, including George W Bush and Barack Obama.

On Amazon, Woodward's new book was ranked as the top-selling book on Tuesday.

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