Trump on Woodward book: 'I don't talk the way I am quoted'

Trump on Woodward book: 'I don't talk the way I am quoted'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Trump sells U.N. reorganizing and Kavanaugh allegations dominate Ex-Trump staffer out at CNN amid “false and defamatory accusations” Democrats opposed to Pelosi lack challenger to topple her MORE continued his campaign against Watergate journalist Bob Woodward ahead of next week's release of the book “Fear: Trump in the White House.”

“The Woodward book is a scam. I don’t talk the way I am quoted," Trump tweeted Friday morning. "If I did I would not have been elected President. These quotes were made up. The author uses every trick in the book to demean and belittle. I wish the people could see the real facts - and our country is doing GREAT!”

Woodward’s book, a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of the Trump White House, includes anecdotes suggesting frequent sniping among members of the administration.


The book details incidents such as Trump calling Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsDem warns Trump: 'Obstruction of justice' to fire Rosenstein Donald Trump’s Rosenstein dilemma White House proposes executive order to Trump that would examine tech companies’ practices MORE “mentally retarded” and White House chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE saying the president is an “idiot.”

Woodward's reporting also included Defense Secretary James MattisJames Norman MattisOvernight Defense: Trump identifies first soldier remains from North Korea | New cyber strategy lets US go on offense | Army chief downplays talk of 'Fort Trump' Pompeo backed continued US support in Yemen war over objections from staff: report Stand with veterans instead of predatory for-profit colleges MORE saying Trump has an understanding of the Korean Peninsula on par with that of a "fifth or sixth grader," and former National Economic Council Director Gary CohnGary David CohnPoll: Majority believes Woodward book and NY Times op-ed about Trump admin Cohn: Jamie Dimon would be 'phenomenal' president On The Money: Trump announces new China tariffs | Wall Street salaries hit highest level since 2008 | GOP bets the House on the economy MORE stealing a piece of paper off of Trump’s desk to prevent him from withdrawing from a trade deal with South Korea.

Trump and others have denied those incidents took place.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders slammed the book as a work of fiction.

The Friday morning tweet came about an hour before the public release of a monthly employment report that showed 201,000 jobs were added in August while the unemployment rate held at 3.9 percent.