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Bob Woodward’s Trump Book Sold 750,000 Copies on First Day of Publication

Bob Woodward’s Trump Book Sold 750,000 Copies on First Day of Publication

And Cohn told Axios that the "book does not accurately portray my experience at the White House".

Trump and several members of his administration who were quoted have called the book "fiction and fabrication".

But neither Cohn nor Porter said specifically what was inaccurate, and neither denied speaking to Woodward.

Mr Trump said of the book on Twitter: "Isn't it a shame that someone can write an article or book, totally make up stories and form a picture of a person that is literally the exact opposite of the fact, and get away with it without retribution or cost".

Bob Woodward, the author of an explosive new portrayal of President Trump's White House, tells NPR that administration officials are denying his account out of "political necessity".

"Fear: Trump in the White House" hits USA bookstores on Tuesday after a weeklong buildup, with published excerpts, leaks and interviews that portray Trump as dangerously erratic and uninformed.

According to Mr Woodward, Mr Trump had to be told by his Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis that spending in these areas was necessary to "prevent World War Three".

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.

Legendary journalist says a presidency is measured by what actually is done on the issues that affect people.

Secretary of Defense James Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly have both denied their depictions in Woodward's book

The president also floated an idea for making money from the recent rise in interest rates, according to Woodward.

"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", Donald Trump Jr. said in an interview aired Tuesday on ABC's "Good Morning America".

Among the revelations in the book: Cohn once removed a document from the president's desk that would have ended a trade deal with South Korea.

"Well", Woodward said, "who knows?"

In the Woodward book, Kelly is quoted as saying of Trump: "He's an idiot".

The Washington Post, which obtained an advance copy of the book by the veteran chronicler of modern presidents, reported Tuesday that Woodward describes Trump manically pressing his staff for actions that could lead to major conflict - leaving them little choice but to disregard his orders.

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.

"Well, the book is already out", he said.


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