The Washington Post published excerpts on Tuesday (Sept 4) of Woodward's book Fear: Trump In The White House, a deeply reported investigation of the Trump presidency.
We've already seen how Trump calls people names. But, according to Woodward, Trump was not finished.
At first, Trump said he didn't know anything about it.
According to Woodward, when Trump finally condemned them, he nearly immediately told aides: "That was the biggest fucking mistake I've made" and the "worst speech I've ever given".
"I don't even know why any of us are here".
"Don't testify. It's either that or an orange jumpsuit".
Trump said to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, "I don't trust you".
When it later appeared that the president had changed his mind and was going to testify after all, Dowd resigned. In it, the president claims he was never contacted for an interview or informed of Woodward's soon-to-be-published work - an assertion the reporter successfully rebuts.
Chief of Staff John Kelly on Trump: "He's an idiot. Let's kill the f-ing lot of them". "I'm busy", Trump answered.
US President Donald Trump wanted to have Syrian President Bashar al-Assad assassinated previous year but his defense secretary ignored the request, according to a new book by famed Watergate reporter Bob Woodward.
In an about-face, Trump then made a critical admission: "Senator Graham actually mentioned it quickly in one meeting", he said.
She said people should take what is written in books about the president with "a grain of salt".
Trump began to bristle but tried to joke.
"Bob went around to please all of his left-wing friends, gathered up every piece of trash he could, poured it all into a book", Gingrich said. "But I don't blame you entirely". He put her on the phone with Woodward.
"I can stop this". "I'll just take the paper off his desk".
It was a surreal moment, since Conway has direct access to the President.
Administration staffers often have to engage in stealth behaviour to prevent Trump from being impulsive and to minimise disasters that could hurt the president and the country. Cohn met with Trump to give him his resignation letter, but Trump persuaded him to stay. "It would've been nice, Bob, if you called for me, in my office".
Woodward did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
"Yeah, OK", Trump replied.
"This book is nothing more than fabricated stories, many be former disgruntled employees, told to make the President look bad", Sanders said. "When are you going to be a man?"
"I believe in our country", Woodward said. I have a much better education than they have.
Woodward writes that his book is drawn from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand participants and witnesses, many of which were conducted on condition he would not reveal that they were the sources of the information. A central theme of the book is the stealthy machinations used by those in Trump's inner sanctum to try to control his impulses and prevent disasters, both for the president personally and for the nation he was elected to lead.
Among Washington writers, Woodward, who together with Carl Bernstein brought down president Richard Nixon with their 1970s Watergate expose in the Post, is most respected for his reporting on the modern presidency.
Other topics covered in the book, scheduled for a September 11 release, include Trump's paranoia, and his often immature handling of global conflicts like the North Korean nuclear threat (i.e. calling Kim Jong-un a "little rocket man").