Woodward: Trump 'detached from reality,' jeopardizes national security

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Trump and several high-profile White House staffers have hit back hard against Woodward's book, quotes attributed to administration officials, and the reliance on anonymous sourcing. "But at the same time I'm letting them do what they feel is best".

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On Wednesday, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie accused former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon of being the "co-author" to journalist Bob Woodward's anti-Trump book, "Fear: Trump in the White House". And we won't even delve into the part of Woodward's book that reveals Cohn's daughter had a swastika painted on her dorm room door after Charlottesville, mostly because we can hardly process how Gary stayed on after that, and also because we've said our peace on that.

"Gee, I would've liked to have talked to you", he said the president told him. It's 1,000 percent correct, ' Woodward said. Although Trump has defended Mattis against Woodward's insinuations, the pressure to replace Mattis with another more hawkish defense secretary is still ongoing.

But according to Woodward, Cohn's message did not seem to connect.

A similar situation also occurred involving a letter about trade with South Korea, he said.

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The publisher of Bob Woodward's book Fear is expecting one of the biggest publishing success stories of the year, printing one million copies to keep up with reader demand.

And when asked about Mattis and Chief of Staff John Kelly's denials of the comments they reportedly made about Trump, Woodward refused to say that they were lying, instead alleging that "they are not telling the truth".

Woodward claims in the book that President Donald Trump considered Christie to be a "jinx" to his campaign and accused him of stealing while raising money for the transition team. The meeting was held a couple of weeks after PM Modi had met Donald Trump after he became US President. While he said the book contained "inaccuracies", as Axios reports, he wasn't specific about what the book supposedly got wrong.

Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward told the BBC's Today Programme that the United States president had questioned security spending over South Korea, Europe and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops in a national council security meeting past year. Such gaps in explanation point to the author's political agenda, which the media has seriously misrepresented as being anti-Trump.

"Fear" is scheduled for release Tuesday morning.

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