White House says everything is fine, though signs point otherwise

White House says everything is fine, though signs point otherwise

White House says everything is fine, though signs point otherwise

In another part of the book, Mattis allegedly said that Trump had the understanding of a "fifth- or sixth-grader" of the situation on the Korean peninsula.

Woodward, a veteran journalist most well-known for reporting on the Nixon-era Watergate scandal, has only issued a brief statement in response: "I stand by my reporting".

Bannon, who left the White House a year ago, urged the Trump administration to find out who's responsible for the op-ed, which said administration officials had considered using the 25th Amendment to start the process of removing the President.

Several administration officials, including Defense Secretary James Mattis and chief of staff John Kelly, have denied the anecdotes and quotes ascribed to them in Woodward's book.

"I think you're subverting the will of the people", Don Jr. said.

"Imagine your lawyer telling you you're disabled and you can't testify because you can't tell the truth you just make things up", said Woodward to Colbert. "The idea that a secretary of defense has to tell the president that all of these actions are created to prevent the ultimate catastrophe and then Mattis goes on and says, you know, that if we don't keep these programs, which are very sensitive, the only deterrent option we have would be the nuclear option".

Throughout the interview, after accusing Trump of waging a "war on the truth", Woodward brought up anecdote after anecdote (all of them second-hand from anonymous sources) to paint a picture of an out-of-touch, almost insane commander-in-chief who is "detached from reality".

Simon & Schuster, the publishing company behind Bob Woodard's upcoming book, is reportedly printing one million copies of the White House tell-all to keep up with the "extraordinary demand". He alleges that many senior officials have "vowed" to thwart actions by the president that are not consistent with their own values.

The back-and-forth over the debt was just the first clash between Cohn and Trump on economic policy, according to Woodward's book. The meeting was held a couple of weeks after PM Modi had met Donald Trump after he became US President. A number of top officials have denied comments attributed to them in the book. He said his book "is as carefully done as you can do an excavation of the reality of what goes on".

"As staff secretary, I was responsible for managing the flow of documents to and from the Oval Office and ensuring that anything the president was asked to sign had been properly vetted", Porter said in a statement.

"I mean, there is a coup, like saying there was a coup by General McClellan and his senior leadership in the Union Army to try to thwart what Abraham Lincoln wanted to do in the civil war".

During the meeting at Trump Tower in November 2016, Cohn touched on a series of economic issues, including the Federal Reserve.

Trump as condemned the book as a work of fiction.

"They realized that [these documents] would endanger the country", Woodward said.

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