Moreover, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Chief of Staff John Kelly, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, and other top officials have all slammed Woodward for his allegedly untrue claims.
At some points, Woodward writes, Porter stood as a critical voice to temper the president's whims.
Woodward replied that these "political statements", denying the quotes in the book, were designed "to protect their jobs". "I think it's probably six to a dozen people".
"He just absolutely is convinced that somehow if people buy, say, high-speed electronic equipment from overseas, from Asia or Europe or Canada, that somehow that money is gone". "The Dems are going insane!"
Indeed, the op-ed and the book both hammer home almost identical points about Trump's need for adult supervision, his penchant to do things at the spur of the moment, without being "derailed by forethought", his unsafe and impulsive inclinations, and so on. As a result, Cohn kept the president from jeopardizing a top-secret intelligence operation that would allow the U.S.to detect intercontinental ballistic missiles launched from North Korea.
But Woodward said he did know, with certainty, that Kelly was trying to gain control of the White House - but is having a hard time doing so.
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After the chemical attack on Syrian civilians in April 2017, which prompted outrage across the world, Mr Trump reportedly said: "Let's f****** kill him!" According to Woodward's book, Trump thinks little of the decades-long alliance.
Colbert then goes through the book's final scene, where Trump's lawyers put him through a mock interview with Robert Mueller. We're in Crazytown. I don't even know why any of us are here.
Woodward portrays Trump's White House as chaotic, unpredictable, and full of staffers who disrespect the president and talk behind his back in "Fear" of being overheard.
Second, Woodward, who still works as an associate editor at the Washington Post, has a sterling reputation.
"That's fine", Cohn said, Woodward reports.