Army Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, also said that a particular conversation cited in Bob Woodward's new book "Fear: Trump in the White House" on Trump's alleged demand to assassinate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad never happened.
"It was clear that Trump did not understand the way the USA government debt cycle balance sheet worked", Woodward wrote.
"We're doing this in order to prevent World War III", Mattis told the president, according to Woodward's reporting.
Trump criticized the book ahead of its release, calling it a "joke" and "just another assault against me, in a barrage of assaults". But Trump's attacks may have backfired after the Woodward's publisher said Monday it had reprinted his book an astounding six times before it's even gone on sale to the public.
Cohn did not detail his complaints with the book, telling Axios: "I am proud of my service in the Trump Administration, and I continue to support the President and his economic agenda". Democrats can't stand losing.
Trump told journalists he "really" appreciated the pair's statements, which helped show that "the book is just a piece of fiction".
This book does not accurately portray my experience at the White House.
"It's (up to) the Department of Justice to make that determination and we're asking them to look into it", White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters.
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Viewers also offered an outpouring of sympathy for Osaka, whose first Grand Slam win is tied up in the controversy. More voices are needed to do the same". "If I'm honest I was coaching , I don't think she looked at me", he said.
She declined to say whether the White House was actively hunting for the culprit, described as a senior administration official, whose identity is known to the New York Times. The only book that directly deals with Trump that outranks Fear is Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury, something that Woodward's book would struggle to overcome, but the book is sure to keep selling and see even more printings.
"I don't talk the way I am quoted". Others warn they are undermining the Constitution by defying the decisions of the duly elected president. The author uses every trick in the book to demean and belittle.
People like Christie probably don't want to spend all their time litigating each quote, which is perhaps understandable.
Woodward said that in the Central Intelligence Agency, agents are taught to "let the silence suck out the truth".
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.
Woodward tells Colbert how Trump goes "ballistic" at the questions and "makes things up, starts screaming, ' and says how the lawyer, Dowd, thought that if he had been Mueller, he would have been 'fired on the spot". He said people in Trump's administration are anxious that the president will sign things or give orders that threaten USA or world security and finances.
"The people are not anonymous to me", he says of his sources.
Earlier also in June 2017, Donald Trump had acknowledged PM Modi as his friend before Modi's first visit to United States after Trump took charge of the White House.