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Friday, September 7, 2018

Trump Says Woodward's White House Book A 'Scam'

US President Donald Trump has slammed investigative journalist Bob Woodward's damning portrayal of the inner workings of the US president's administration as a "scam," alleging that it includes made-up quotes.

"The Woodward book is a scam. I don't talk the way I am quoted. 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," Mr Trump tweeted.

Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews, the respected White House chronicler describes a coalition of like-minded aides plotting to prevent the US president from destroying the world trade system, undermining national security and sparking wars.

That idea was also supported by an unsigned article for The New York Times published on Wednesday, which said that "unsung heroes" were quietly working within the administration to frustrate the president's "worst inclinations".

However, Mr Trump described the anonymous New York Times article as "horrible".

Speaking at a rally in Montana last night, Mr Trump questioned if it was subversion or treason and claimed that even liberals who hate him thought it was terrible.

Mr Trump described the anonymous writer of The New York Times article as a gutless coward as he addressed crowds.