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However, giving his reaction on the book which was released on Tuesday, Donald Trump said that Woodward book is scam and he did not speak in the way he has been quoted.

Mr. Woodward's latest book - Fear: Trump in the White House - hit the market on Tuesday.

His closing take on the White House: "That people better wake up to what's going on", Woodward told David Martin of CBS. If I did, I would not have been elected president.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders assured reporters Monday that the president is not now considering using lie detectors to figure out which senior administrative official wrote the anonymous op-ed, The Washington Examiner reported. Colbert asked Woodward, and he said "not knowing" what's going on in the Oval Office or Trump's head. Porter described Woodward's chapters as offering a "selective and often misleading portrait", specifically rebuffing a passage that claims Cohn snatched a document from Mr. Trump's desk that would have pulled the us out of a trade agreement with South Korea. "I wish the people could see the real facts - and our country is doing GREAT!", Trump tweeted on September 7.

The book has caused controversy as it reportedly portrays Trump as chaotic, mercurial and uninformed.

The book is now at the top of the Amazon chart of most-sold books, after four weeks on the list. "It's been the same all along", he told journalists.

"These are political statements to protect their jobs? totally understandable", Woodward said on NBC's "Today" speaking about the denials.

"The Woodward book is a Joke - just another assault against me, in a barrage of assaults, using now disproven unnamed and anonymous sources", Trump wrote. "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". "It's 1,000-percent correct.' And then this person has said some public things that contradict that", Woodward told the Times" Michael S. Schmidt.

For instance, Woodward writes in Fear, Trump wanted to withdraw from a key trade agreement with South Korea in September 2017.

According to the book, Cohn, who stepped away from the White House this April, responded to Trump's unbelievable request, telling him that "You don't get to do it that way", and that "We have huge deficits and they matter". Many senior aides have also scrambled to deny they made the comments, claiming they weren't quoted accurately by the investigative reporter.

In his interview with NPR, Woodward also addresses the anonymous op-ed published in The New York Times shortly after the first excerpts of his book were circulating.

According to the book, Trump told his national security aide that United States is losing in Afghanistan. Dems can't stand losing.



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