At first, former White House aide and Trump's friend-turned-nemesis, Omarosa Manigault Newman, caused quite an uproar with her revelations about her time at the White House in a bid to promote her new memoir, "Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House".
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.
"Everybody's trying to get me", the president told Porter, the book says. "We're losing big in Afghanistan". Amazon said Tuesday that Woodward's book was out of stock and would be available to ship in one to three weeks. Mattis called the book "the product of someone's rich imagination". "The soldiers had told him that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation staff were totally dysfunctional", the book says.
"If he's going to sign it, he's going to need another piece of paper", Cohn said.
"There's one scene last year in the Pentagon where Trump is there and Secretary of State [Rex] Tillerson said, 'This is what's kept the peace for 70 years, '" Woodward recalled, referring to a conversation about national security protocols.
Woodward: Trump Is 'Detached' From Reality, Jeopardizes National Security
A White House official has said Trump was just venting over the essay and wasn't ordering federal prosecutors to take action. During his business career, Trump wrote almost 20 books, including "The Art of the Deal".
The president is displeased with White House Deputy Chief of Staff Bill Shine in particular because Trump thinks he wasn't able to push back the claims made in the expose. "Woodward would have performed rudimentary journalistic fact checking with those he was quoting, he would have had a more accurate book rather than just being a stenographer for Mr. Bannon's self-aggrandizing revisionist history".
Although the primary topic of this video has to do with the debate between getting information that's off the record or instead on deep background, the moment that strikes perhaps hardest is that Woodward found the current iteration of the White House "shocking". I mean, to try to control the presidency while not the president.
His book portrays Donald Trump as an angry man becoming increasingly paranoid about Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.
The journalist and author of the highly anticipated upcoming book Fear appeared on NBC's Today show on Monday, suggesting that President Trump's actions are not being treated "seriously enough". Porter, who left the White House in February after two ex-wives leveled abuse allegations against him, is mentioned repeatedly in Woodward's book.
Rob Porter, the former White House staff secretary who is featured heavily in the book, in a statement Tuesday said he was "struck by the selective and often misleading portrait" the book offers of the president and the administration. "I don't talk the way I am quoted", the president wrote on Twitter in one missive. "Their quotes were made up frauds, a con on the public".