Most of the transcript reveals a boggling back and forth between Woodward and Trump (with a guest appearance by White House counselor Kellyanne Conway) about Woodward's many unsuccessful attempts to interview Trump for the book, called "Fear".
Kelly denied the claims and said: "The idea I ever called the president an idiot is not true". "Here we see and hear his aides by name day after day after day say, the president is unhinged, he is a rage-a-holic, he is a danger to our national security".
According to a Washington Post report , a new book on the Trump presidency by legendary journalist Bob Woodward includes details of how then-economic adviser Gary Cohn stopped the president from ordering an exit from Nafta and a trade deal with South Korea.
"This book is nothing more than fabricated stories, many by former disgruntled employees, told to make the President look bad".
In a statement on Tuesday, Mattis dismissed the book as "a uniquely Washington brand of literature" and said the contemptuous words about Trump attributed to him "were never uttered by me or in my presence".
Of course Trump has had frightful things to say about Barack Obama, but it's not like he called him a "weak d**k" in the debates like he reportedly did in private.
■Trump called Mattis, saying he wanted to assassinate the Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, after Assad launched a chemical attack on civilians in April 2017. I think you've always been fair.
The defense chief said in his statement that "responsible policy making in the real world is inherently messy", though "it is also essential that we challenge every assumption to find the best option".
And we imagine that's just a small taste of the political tea spilled in the 448-page book "Fear: Trump in the White House", which the whole world can read starting September 11.
"Let's [expletive] kill him". "I'm in the process of making some of the greatest trade deals ever to be made", Trump boasted, according to a transcript of the August 14 interview with Woodward released by the Post. "Mr. President, I'm afraid I just can't help you".
Mr Trump also told Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross he didn't trust him.
The book describes a National Security Council meeting on January 19 in which Trump questioned the necessity of the USA military presence in South Korea, along with the early warning system to detect a North Korean missile and even the need to spend resources in the region at all.
Donald Trump's chief of staff, General John Kelly, has repeatedly referred to the United States president as an "idiot", it has been claimed.
Mr Trump did not speak to Mr Woodward until after the book's manuscript was completed.
"Fear: Trump In The White House" paints a picture of an administration in chaos, with Trump aides quoted as calling him an "idiot" and admitting they snatched sensitive documents off his desk to keep him from taking rash actions.
"So I have another bad book coming out", Trump said towards the end of the conversation.
This is not just a book about an administration; it's a window into a White House that is tearing at the seems and a commander who is genuinely not mentally fit to run it-something that the public has known for a while, even without the firsthand access Woodward provides to put the nail in the coffin. I never spoke to him.
Bernard parishes, primarily along the Industrial Canal and susceptible to high-tide conditions if not closed, the city said. Florence's maximum sustained winds are 70 miles per hour , and the storm is moving west-northwest at 13 miles per hour .
The initial image, announced through Rovell, has a close up of Kaepernick's face with the caption: "Believe in something . Colin Kaepernick is not on an National Football League roster, but he does have his own ad campaign, courtesy of Nike .
The title defense was touch and go on Monday, with South Korea trailing 3-2 against Uzbekistan with 15 minutes remaining. Even still, Spurs supporters will be hopeful that Son wins the upcoming Asian Games final.
Kaia Kanepi of Estonia congratulates Serena Williams at the net after their match during the seventh day of the US Open. But having taken her first set against Williams in five career meetings, there would not be a second.
Kavanaugh's confirmation is complicated by the sheer number of emails that exist during his years in the White House . The Senate judiciary committee was notified of the decision to withhold documents on Friday.
The system was lashing Florida with tropical-storm-force winds and heavy rains Monday morning, according to the hurricane center. At the time, peak sustained winds were 45 miles per hour , but wind gusts were in the 50 mph-to-60 miles per hour range.
The victor came after 62 minutes when Olivier Ntcham swept home to find the net at the end of a swift counter attack. A fuming Gerrard told Sky Sports: 'It's definitely a foul. "I have seen it again five times and it is a foul".
Ramaphosa was hosted by Jinping at the State House on Sunday and will on Monday co-chair a Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. Both leaders later addressed a press conference where illegal migration and other issues were discussed.
I view it as an illegal investigation" because "great scholars" have said that "there never should have been a special counsel". Sessions then fired back at the president, saying that the DOJ would not be "improperly influenced by political considerations".
McEnroe: Don't penalise umpire for Kyrgios pep talk
From the coach, to the physio to maybe even a counsellor, these are the people you hire to get the best out of you. De Minaur took the opening two sets, including a bagel in the second, before Tiafoe fought back to make it 2-1.
Zverev sails into third round at U.S. Open
That was the first career Grand Slam final for Keys, who was one of four American women in the semifinals a year ago at the U.S. Former world No. 1 Novak Djokovic will be back on Arthur Ashe in prime time, facing American Tennys Sandgren.
Energy department intervenes to keep petrol price increase down
Radebe said that the fuel price was driven by global factors - such as the rand exchange rate, the worldwide price of crude oil. If the current trend continues, both petrol and diesel prices will have a double digit price growth in the current fiscal year.
California net neutrality bill goes to Gov. Jerry Brown
The bipartisan bill passed 61-18 and will now return to the Senate before being sent to Governor Jerry Brown to sign or veto. The federal government could sue the state of California over the law, leading to an eventual showdown in the Supreme Court.