Former White House aide pushes back on Woodward's book

President Donald Trump attends a meeting in the White House

On January 19 of this year - so President Trump had been in office one year - and at an NSC meeting, the president says, what do we get by maintaining a massive military presence in the Korean Peninsula? "When you come down, we want to walk you through on paper", Priebus said. "Some of the things Trump did and does jeopardize the real national security".

The other Trump-related titles that are higher on the list are James Comey's A Higher Loyalty at number five; a Last Week Tonight parody of a Pence family children's book at number two; and Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury in the top spot at number one. Trump himself has shown little willingness to let Woodward's claims go by the wayside, tweeting the famed Watergate journalist "is a liar who is like a Dem operative prior to the midterms". And given how norm-busting Trump's presidency is - in terms of his relationships to the media, to his own party, to policy - it's also hard to avoid making mountains out of everything, even those things that might be molehills.

The anonymous official, identified only as "a senior official in the Trump administration", launched a almost unprecedented attack on the President in the op-ed, saying Trump's "erratic" and "amoral" behaviour is "detrimental" to America's health.

"The Woodward book is a Joke - just another assault against me, in a barrage of assaults, using now disproven unnamed and anonymous sources", Mr Trump said in the first of a series of tweets.

Colbert skips to the end of the book and discusses the part in which Woodward describes Trump and his lawyers practising how a potential Special Counsel Robert Mueller interview might go, with one of Trump's lawyers pretending to be Mueller.

Markets InsiderPresident Donald Trump sits behind his desk as he announces a bilateral trade agreement with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) at the White House in Washington.

President Donald Trump vented over White House leaks on Monday as a new tell-all book commands attention, an anonymous writer detailing "resistance" in the administration remains at large and a former staffer reveals more private recordings of the commander in chief.

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"I think there are people in there that he can trust, it's just-it's a much smaller group than I would like it to be", he said.

Ivanka replied: "I'm not a staffer!" Dems can't stand losing.

Woodward, on the other hand, has a very long track record of fact-based reporting.

MARTIN: The president of the United States is calling you an idiot, says your book is fake.

Woodward dismissed their written statements as unpersuasive.

Then Woodward's book shook up the administration. If you use deep background, you're going to use [the information] but not say where it came from.

When Trump phoned the journalist in early August, after his manuscript had been completed, Woodward told him why he had wanted to write the book. These are not idle words by a carnival barker.

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