In between, he also retweeted denials from Defense Secretary James Mattis - scheduled to be in New Delhi for talks today - who is described in the book as purportedly defying Trump's reckless orders and impulses (such as pulling out of Afghanistan) and describing the President as having the intelligence of a fifth- or six-grader. Woodward, who helped break the Watergate scandal over 40 years ago, is still a highly respected Washington journalist.
Sanders responded to the president's tweet live on "Fox & Friends", where she also did an interview Wednesday morning, by pivoting to his tax cut bill, the swift changes to the judiciary branch and acts of deregulation.
Trump also called Sessions a "traitor" for recusing himself from the Russian Federation probe, which is led by special counsel Robert Mueller, and putting Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in charge of oversight. Likewise other stories and quotes.
"I knew I had a gray beard. This is a pathetic attempt to smear people close to President Trump". "And you publish that transcript, because everything leaks in Washington, and the guys overseas are going to say, 'I told you he was an idiot".
What are the allegations in the book?
This amounts to an "administrative coup d'état", Woodward says.
After the USA believed the Syrian government had launched another chemical attack in April 2017, Mr Trump told Defence Secretary James Mattis to assassinate President Bashar Assad. "Let's fucking kill him!" Trump told him he thought the book would be inaccurate, which Woodward denied.More news: Aretha had no will; what will happen to her estate?
The documents would have allowed the president to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement and a trade deal with South Korea. We're in Crazytown. I don't even know why any of us are here.
It would be hard to find a journalist with greater credentials. "Fear" renews a Woodward tradition of releasing a news-making account of a sitting president in the fall of an election season, with previous works including "The Agenda: Inside the Clinton White House" and "Plan of Attack: The Definitive Account of the Decision to Invade Iraq", about President George W. Bush.
Certainly, India, like the rest of the world, is watching the latest flame-out by the world's most powerful man with both shock and incredulity.
I admit. My gob was as smacked as anybody's was when details of the forthcoming Bob Woodward book, Fear, started trickling out.
Did the president speak to Woodward?But the book of that name has set off a yes-no war between author Bob Woodward and the president, using all the assets they can muster. "Who did you ask about speaking to me?"
She said people should take what is written in books about the president with "a grain of salt".
"I assume that means it's going to be a negative book", the president replies.