President TrumpDonald John TrumpOakland Raiders's Marshawn Lynch sits during national anthem, then scores touchdown Trump declares state of emergency in Carolinas ahead of Hurricane Florence Ex-NFL player tears into Nike: Kaepernick ad "like 9/11 and Pearl Harbor" MORE allegedly suggested to his chief economic adviser a year ago that the government should print more money to help eliminate federal debt, according to an excerpt from Bob Woodward's new book. Mattis was not "focused on anything other" than continuing to serve with the men and women of the military, Manning said.
Woodward - whose reporting with then-Washington Post colleague Carl Bernstein helped take down President Richard Nixon, and who has penned several deep-dive nonfiction books on presidents since - explores the paranoia that he says drives Trump's White House. "The soldiers had told him that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation staff were totally dysfunctional", the book says.
However, Cohn cited no specific objections to Woodward's book, which was released Tuesday, and opened with the former Goldman Sachs chief operating officer saying he "stole" a draft letter off Trump's desk to South Korean President Park Geun-hye that would have ended the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement.
Trump, meanwhile, has dismissed the book as a "scam" filled with "made up" quotes.
"We have reprinted six times for a total of seven to meet extraordinary demand - that will put one million books in print before we've even gone on sale", a Simon & Schuster spokesperson told CNN.
"It's frankly, I think, sad and pathetic that a gutless anonymous source could receive so much attention from the media", Sanders said of the New York Times piece.
The book also quotes Mattis, after a contentious National Security Council meeting on January 19, as saying Trump acted like and had the understanding of "a fifth or sixth-grader". "We're losing big in Afghanistan". In his 1987 book "Veiled" about the CIA, Woodward attributed quotes he claimed to have gotten from former CIA Director William Casey. "I wish the people could see the real facts - and our country is doing GREAT!", Trump tweeted on September 7.
There were days or weeks when the operation worked, Woodward writes.
Woodward also writes that Trump refused to send any additional aid. In one meeting, Kelly allegedly described Trump as "an idiot", whom it would be "pointless to try" convince of anything. "This is the worst job I've ever had". "I know what I borrowed, when I borrowed, when I paid it back".
He said the book was "the product of someone's rich imagination". "Their quotes were made up frauds, a con on the public".