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 TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job 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.

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The book details incidents such as Trump calling Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsThe Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the American Academy of HIV Medicine — Trump, Congress prepare for new border wall fight The Memo: Trump and McCabe go to war McCabe book: Sessions once said FBI was better off when it 'only hired Irishmen' 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 MattisTrump nominates ambassador to Turkey Overnight Defense: Trump declares border emergency | .6B in military construction funds to be used for wall | Trump believes Obama would have started war with North Korea | Pentagon delivers aid for Venezuelan migrants Top US general: Trump wrong on Syria pullout, ISIS defeat 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 CohnChristie: Trump doesn’t give nicknames to people he respects On The Money: Congress pivots to prevent another shutdown | Trump hits Venezuelan oil company with sanctions | US criminal charges filed against Huawei | Next round of China trade talks set | Forecasts raise doubt on Trump’s economic goals Gary Cohn joked about sending Trump to help Brexit talks: report 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.