Trump Jr. has a theory about who wrote the anonymous op-ed

Trump Jr. has a theory about who wrote the anonymous op-ed

Cohn pushed back on the book's claims Tuesday, while Trump has repeatedly called the book a "scam".

President Donald Trump, an opponent of the involvement of USA troops in Afghanistan, was apparently influenced by a remark from Prime Minister Narendra Modi while aides debated the administration's policy for the war-ravaged country in the summer of 2017.

The book, titled 'Fear: Trump in the White House, ' is written by the investigative journalist who uncovered the Watergate scandal that brought down former US President Richard Nixon in the 1970s. In Bob Woodward's book, it is also mentioned that Modi had informed Trump that Afghanistan is a mineral rich country but U.S. got nothing from it unlike China.

Cohn, who served as Trump's economic adviser before leaving over disagreements about trade policy, issued a similarly weak rebuttal to the book.

Donald Trump called the writer "gutless" and said the anonymous essay amounted to "treason".

"You can, in an nearly microscopic way, establish what occurred - and that's what I've done in this book". The book also quotes White House Chief of Staff John Kelly as telling colleagues that the president was "unhinged" and "an idiot" who had "gone off the rails".

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The Trump administration has been on an offensive in recent weeks, seeking to discredit Woodward and the contents of his book.

Trump has blasted the book ahead of its release, calling its author a "liar" on Twitter. "It's been the same all along", he told journalists. The magazine goes on to say that Cohn was "astounded" by "the depths of the president's stupidity".

Woodward said he used multiple interviews with key witnesses to write the book, including one subject who was interviewed nine times, resulting in hundreds of pages of their transcribed statements.

The book is number 8 on Amazon's Top 20 most sold and most read books of the week and Fear is already the sixth biggest seller of 2018 on Amazon, CNN reported. Woodward goes on "The Daily Briefing" to talk about his new book 'Fear'.

Woodward's account was reinforced by an anonymous op-ed by a senior administration official published last week in The New York Times that described staffers working to stave off Trump's destructive instincts. The Trump White House has shocked him more than any of the eight others he's covered, he added, because Trump fundamentally doesn't understand that national security is more than just the US military. Dems can't stand losing.

But Woodward insisted his book was accurate and said he carefully vetted each description included in the book.

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