Trump Attacks Woodward 'Fiction': 'I'll Write the Real Book'

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In excerpts, published last week, of "Fear: Trump in the White House", Woodward quotes several current Trump administration officials - including chief of staff John Kelly and Secretary of Defense James Mattis - making disparaging comments about the president.

It also says that in late 2017, Trump almost sent a tweet about withdrawing "all United States military dependents - thousands of family members of 28,500 troops" from South Korea.

"The idea that the Secretary of Defense has to tell the president that all of these actions are created to prevent the ultimate catastrophe", Woodward said.

"Just another assault against me, in a barrage of assaults, using now disproven unnamed and anonymous sources", Trump said.

Woodward's book contains scenes of cabinet members and advisers actively blocking Trump's policy priorities, including trade and the alliance with South Korea and a proposed assassination of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. "Then came the jaw-dropping confirmation of Woodward's point when an anonymous 'senior administration official" wrote an opinion piece in The New York Times describing himself or herself as a member of the internal resistance who is resorting to crafty efforts to keep the country from running off the rails. "'Multiple sources, but nearly every one of them has come out and discredited the claims made by Woodward".

As part Trump's efforts to discredit Woodward on Monday, he wrote another tweet in which he quoted Washington Examiner reporter Katelyn Caralle as saying, "You can not take this book too seriously".

The incident is recounted in a new book from journalist Bob Woodward, who claims that Trump prepared a tweet claiming that the conflict with North Korea would end up boiling down to a personal conflict with Kim Jong-Un.

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"And he said: "'It is mostly anonymous sources in here, why should anyone trust you?

"These are political statements to protect their jobs", Woodward said.

'Many have already come forward to say the quotes by them, like the book, are fiction, ' he claimed. "We have a President who is not capable of doing the job, who clearly has these temper tantrums, doesn't know enough to be making numerous decisions he makes".

'Dems can't stand losing.

According to Woodward, Porter asked the president if the tweet might provoke Kim, to which he replied "it's leader versus leader. Races that we were not even thinking about winning are now very close, or even leading", the President said in a late Saturday evening tweet.

Trump was furious, tweeting Thursday morning that "The Deep State and the Left, and their vehicle, the Fake News Media, are going insane - & they don't know what to do". "From where you sit, you have no respect for the president, that's obvious, but don't tell me that the hardworking people in the White House [also do not]". "I really think in the scheme of things that drive elections, this op-ed is a drop in the ocean", he said. The Times said a person at the private event provided the paper with an audio recording of Mulvaney's remarks.

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