Trump, though, has called the book "fiction".
"Well, I don't know", Woodward told Dana Perino during her show, The Daily Briefing, on Wednesday after she told him several sources told her the book has caused mistrust between the president and the retired United States Marine Corps general. "The event ended up as a "'no-frills' cocktail reception" and a "working dinner" at the White House, writes Mr.
Kelly is quoted calling Trump "an idiot" while Mattis is quoted saying Trump has the understanding of "a fifth- or sixth-grader".
"That's fine", Cohn said, Woodward reports.
"If that individual is in meetings where national security is being discussed, or other important topics, and they are attempting to undermine the executive branch, that would certainly be problematic and something that the Department of Justice should look into", Sanders said in her first briefing since the editorial was published last week.
Washington journalist Bob Woodward shrugged off suggestions that his controversial book "Fear" has driven a wedge between President Trump and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. This, during a conversation on Afghanistan, during which Trump also said, according to Woodward, that Modi told him the USA had "gotten nothing out of Afghanistan". He also called Woodward a "liar" and a "Dem operative".
"And I'm not happy but I have a smile on face because the truth in all of this is going to emerge", Woodward said. "The Dems are going insane!"
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And it led to mixed signals from officials in SC , whose governor had canceled mandatory evacuation for several coastal counties. SC governor Henry McMaster also suspended his campaign and asked President Donald Trump for a federal emergency declaration.
Withdrawing from that trade agreement, known as KORUS, could jeopardize a top-secret intelligence operation that enables the U.S.to quickly detect any intercontinental ballistic missiles launched from North Korea, according to Woodward.
"We're doing this in order to prevent World War III", Mattis told the president, according to Woodward's reporting.
While the president expressed annoyance that Barack Obama was taking credit for the nation's economic success, he told one adviser that the former president's increased visibility would give Trump more chances to attack a figure who remained very unpopular with his base.
"You don't get to do it that way", Cohn said, according to Woodward.
Woodward depicts widespread White House dysfunction in "Fear", raising explosive allegations of a paranoid president whose own staff believes is unhinged and erratic. The author did not name the White House official, but said he acknowledged the book privately, only to defame it later.
Trump has already tweeted his low opinion of the book.