06 Sep 2018
Bob Woodward's book, a work of fiction: US President Trump
US President Donald Trump has described famed investigative journalist Bob Woodward's forthcoming book, which has some damaging revelation about his presidency, as a work of fiction.
Titled "Fear: Trump in the White House", the 448-page book is scheduled to hit stores on September 11 and claims to give an insider's account on the White House working and decision-making process in Trump's presidency.
The book is nothing more than fabricated stories: White House
"The book is a work of fiction. If you look back, Woodward had the same problem with other Presidents. He likes to get publicity. He sells some books," Trump said.
The Washington Post on Tuesday had published a report along with some excerpts from the book, which the White House had said was "nothing more than fabricated stories" to make Trump look "bad".
Trump insisted that the book doesn't reflect the administration's work
In the book, based on hundreds of interviews, Woodward, an Associate Editor with the daily, has quoted senior administration officials, including Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, speaking against the President.
"We have done more as an administration than any other administration in already less than two years. It's incredible. We will soon be approaching two years," Donald Trump said.
Against the book
Rudy is also insulted by the book: Trump
"The book is a work of fiction. It was put out to interfere, in my opinion, with the Kavanaugh hearings, which I don't think it's done, because so many people have come out against it," Trump said.
"Rudy Giuliani (Trump's lead personal defense attorney) is another one. He is extremely insulted by the book and what was stated in the book," he added.
Assassination of Syrian autocrat Bashar-al-Assad
Trump also denied a report in the Woodward's book that he ever suggested the assassination of Syrian autocrat Bashar-al-Assad. He said he runs a strong White House and there's no question about it.