Rob Porter, Gary Cohn push back on Woodward book

Bob Woodward and Donald Trump spoke by phone in August.
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The US president was quoted saying this in senior journalist Bob Woodward's book titled Fear: Trump in the White House.

According to Mr Woodward, Donald Trump made this comment during a Situation Room meeting in the White House on July 19 past year, almost three weeks after he had a very successful meeting with PM Modi at the White House on June 26.

In his statement, Cohn attempted to flatter the president.

"I'm not thrilled", he told CNBC's Joe Kernen in a July interview.

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Two former top Trump officials, Gary Cohn and Rob Porter, on Tuesday slammed Bob Woodward's book "Fear" as inaccurate and misleading, though Woodward maintained the accuracy of his work.

Kelly last week also denied quotes attributed to him in the book in which he allegedly said that Trump was "unhinged" and "an idiot" whose administration had turned into "Crazytown". Woodward's book, has said the book is based on "hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, contemporaneous meeting notes, files, documents and personal diaries".

In the book, Woodward cited an alleged phone conversation between Trump and Mattis in which Trump went into an expletive-laden rant against Assad and told Mattis to have him killed. For the United States especially, why should any other country or leader respect a man who presides over such chaos?

"Fear: Trump in the White House" caused an uproar last week after Woodward released excerpts from the book, depicting the president as angry, frustrated and paranoid about special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe. Mattis was not "focused on anything other" than continuing to serve with the men and women of the military, Manning said.

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Amid the drama, former staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman sought to seize some of the spotlight by releasing a recording she said was of Trump talking to junior aides during a communications meeting. I would have been happy to correct them if Mr.

But then comes the very end of the book, which Colbert told Woodward he would read for the audience, "because I don't have the credibility you do". He's gone off the rails.

"But slow-walking things or not taking things up to him, or telling him - rightly, not just as an excuse - but this needs to be vetted, or we need to do more process on this, or we don't have legal counsel clearance - that happened 10 times more frequently than taking papers from his desk", the book quotes Porter as saying. "It's the worst job in America". "And the things, some of the things Trump did and does [sic] jeopardize the real national security".

Bob Woodward is an investigative journalist, editor and author who is most famous for his reporting of the Watergate scandal along with Carl Bernstein for the Washington Post, which ultimately led to the resignation of President Nixon. "And I think we can break history", he added.

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President Trump's accomplishments are undeniable: significant tax relief to spur economic growth, rolling back burdensome regulations to unleash job creators, remaking the federal judiciary to uphold the Constitution, and much more.

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