Trump Never Called for Syrian President's Assassination, Pentagon Says

Trump Never Called for Syrian President's Assassination, Pentagon Says

Trump Never Called for Syrian President's Assassination, Pentagon Says

Washington, Sep 12: Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to go to Camp David, the picturesque presidential resort, to dine and develop a personal bond with President Donald Trump, well-known American author Bob Woodward has claimed in his latest book that has triggered a storm.

Trump called it a "work of fiction" last week and sought to discredit Woodward's reputation.

Other administration officials have issued even more scathing statements and some denials about Woodward's book, although Woodward said denials by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and chief of staff John Kelly are untrue.

The looming release of Woodward's book, according to reports, has had the White House on edge for weeks. If I did I would not have been elected President.

The book, titled 'Fear: Trump in the White House, ' is written by the investigative journalist who uncovered the Watergate scandal that brought down former US President Richard Nixon in the 1970s.

Woodward also claims in the book that former Trump economic adviser Gary Cohn once removed a document from the president's desk that would have ended a trade deal with South Korea. "Let's go in. Let's kill the fucking lot of them", Trump told the Pentagon chief.

Porter did not contest having described his job as one third focused on steering the president away from risky ideas, and the White House as perpetually "walking along the edge of the cliff". "I don't talk the way I am quoted", the president wrote on Twitter in one missive.

Kelly is quoted calling Trump "an idiot", and Mattis is quoted saying Trump has the understanding of "a fifth- or sixth-grader".

On Monday, Trump called Woodward "a liar who is like a Dem operative prior to the Midterms" following an appearance by Woodward on NBC's "Today" show.

Cohn on Tuesday pushed back on the Woodward book. "It's been the same all along", he told journalists.

"To my knowledge, that is correct", he said. "The things that Trump did and does jeopardizes the real national security".

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

Bob Woodward, associate editor of the Washington Post, has recently published an explosive book on the current USA presidency.

"No, and you knock", Woodward said. "Woodward would have performed rudimentary journalistic fact checking with those he was quoting, he would have had a more accurate book rather than just being a stenographer for Mr. Bannon's self-aggrandizing revisionist history".

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. Dems can't stand losing.

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