And why? Because it was written by a senior official in the Trump administration whose 'job would be jeopardised ' by the disclosure of her/his identity.
U.S. President Donald Trump continued his attacks Wednesday on an explosive book about his administration.
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Trump, he said, characterized his "little rocket man" tweet war with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un as "leader versus leader, man versus man, me versus Kim", and at one point drafted a tweet that said, "We are going to pull our dependents from South Korea - family members of the 28,000 people there". The unidentified official gave the piece to the Times and then sneaked back to work, hoping not to be uncovered later by a livid president.
In his book, Woodward, who shot to fame more than 40 years ago for his reporting on the Watergate political scandal, portrays Trump as prone to profane outbursts and impulsive decision-making, with top aides anxious the United States is one Trump tweet away from a national or economic security crisis.
Kelly is quoted calling Trump "an idiot" while Mattis is quoted saying Trump has the understanding of "a fifth- or sixth-grader".
"And Dowd says, 'You can't do this".
"The root of the problem is the president's amorality", the official said. But I've done hundreds of hours of interviews with people.
Woodward has said he stands by the reporting in his book, which offers a harrowing portrayal of Trump's tenure, with aides seeking to curb his worst impulses and Trump denigrating some of those who work around him, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions. "As you know from having read my book there are dates and times and participants - I wouldn't have used it".
President Trump said Monday that he will write a "real book" about his time in the White House, as he continued to seek to discredit other efforts to chronicle his chaotic tenure. "It's critical: Who is this person and why are they masking themselves in this way?"
He said he had "multiple interviews with key witnesses" for each of the book's claims.