Former White House aide pushes back on Woodward's book

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Woodward was interviewed on Tuesday's episode of the New York Times podcast "The Daily" about his new book, "Fear: Trump in the White House".

The host then pointed out that Wolff's and Woodward's books are entirely different and need to responded in a different manner because the latter has written more than half a dozen books on the past presidencies.

Numerous current and former administration officials and Trump affiliates have disputed Woodward's claims in the book, but Woodward has consistently stood by his work.

"Fear", which officially hit the shelves Tuesday, paints Trump as possibly mentally unfit to serve as the leader of the free world and senior administration officials are quoted as calling him an "idiot" with the mental capacity of a "fifth- or sixth-grader". "That's just the Washington denial machine", he said Monday, a familiar formula created to protect their jobs and preserve their relations with their boss.

While those quotes may not have made the jacket cover, they highlight the degree of damning allegations found in the pages of Woodward's book. "I don't think there is any one author, I think there is an author". Mattis then allegedly turned to an aide and said he would ignore Trump's demand.

But Woodward says in his book there was an even more unsafe tweet that wasn't sent, declaring that Trump was withdrawing the family members of US troops from South Korea.

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Cohn, the former White House chief economic advisor, and ex-staff secretary Porter are portrayed as having worked together to prevent a poorly informed Trump from making unsound and potentially disastrous decisions involving national security and the economy.

He continued, "President Trump invites robust discussion and asks probing questions".

Trump called the writer "gutless" and "coward" and his aides also went into a complete meltdown. 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 can, in an nearly microscopic way, establish what occurred - and that's what I've done in this book".

"When I heard about this, from notes of that NSC meeting - I've never heard anything like that", Woodward tells NPR. According to Woodward, Pence was among those who were "silent and only seemed to be encouraging Trump".

Cohn, who appears to have been an important source for the book, reportedly told Trump that printing huge amounts of money is seen as inflationary, but the president maintained an interest in the idea. "And I think we can break history", he added.

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