Washington, Sep 12: Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to go to Camp David, the picturesque presidential resort, to dine and develop a personal bond with President Donald Trump, well-known American author Bob Woodward has claimed in his latest book that has triggered a storm.
The denials from the Pentagon followed Woodward's appearance on NBC's Today Show Monday in which he said that Mattis, a retired Marine general, and retired Marine Gen. John Kelly, the White House Chief of Staff, were "not telling the truth" in rejecting how they were quoted in the book.
It appeared to be another instance of the president versus the administration, as Trump proceeded on one track while the agencies largely moved on another.
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Woodward's book (published by Simon & Schuster, a division of CBS) paints a picture of disorder within the Trump White House and features devastating quotes from administration officials about its inner workings. It claims that some advisers have gone so far as to remove documents on certain issues from the president's desk to keep him from seeing them or signing them.
"You don't get to do it that way", Cohn said, according to Woodward. "I wish the people could see the real facts - and our country is doing GREAT!", Trump tweeted on September 7.
As Trump tries to take the upper hand on Woodward's choice not to name his sources in the book, Woodward stands firm on the quality of his reporting. As with "Fire and Fury" and other anti-Trump books, the president has condemned "Fear" as false. "It's been the same all along", he told journalists.
Woodward's book is based on "deep background" interviews, which he defines in his book as interviews where "all the information could be used but I would not say who provided it".
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Chef José Andrés, whose charity fed thousands on the island in the aftermath of the storm , said Trump is "the face of no shame". People online were aghast that the president would somehow blame Democrats for an accurate death toll being reported.
For example, he said that the president imposing tariffs goes against what "99.9%" of experts have recommended.
In recent days, Trump has accused Woodward of making up quotes and mused about changing USA libel laws in an effort to better position himself to seek "retribution". "Many have already come forward to say the quotes by them, like the book, are fiction".
Bob Woodward, associate editor of the Washington Post, has recently published an explosive book on the current United States presidency. Instead, Sanders said just the notion the unidentified official may be involved in national security matters was grounds enough to launch a probe.
Woodward replied that these "political statements", denying the quotes in the book, were designed "to protect their jobs".
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"To be clear", he wrote in a subsequent tweet, "a number of the statements attributed to me and from others to me in the Woodward book are incorrect".