"He always knows where I stand, and he and I both know this story is total BS".
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, who spends more time with the president than any other official, thinks the president is "unhinged", according to Woodward, who writes that in one small group meeting, Kelly said, "He's an idiot".
He said he never said about the president the things the book claims he said, nor did anyone in his presence. Close advisers quietly manoeuvre to control Trump's impulses and prevent political and national security disasters.
Rob Porter, former staff secretary, was told by Trump to ignore whatever Priebus said, saying that Priebus was "a little rat", Woodward wrote.
In Woodward's account, last spring former National Economic Council director Gary Cohn swiped "a letter off Trump's desk" the president planned to sign that would have withdrawn the US from a trade agreement with South Korea.
The are quoted as calling him an "idiot" and a "liar".
The US president's senior aides are also quoted expressing fears that he could come across as a "goddamn dumbbell" and has gone "off the rails". "We're in Crazytown. This is the worst job I've had". "This is the worst job I've ever had".
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When asked about the allegations, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley denied ever hearing threats made by Trump against al-Assad.
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The White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, dismissed the book as "nothing more than fabricated stories, many by former disgruntled employees".
The book is based in interviews that were conducted on "deep background" - Woodward, famous for breaking the Watergate story alongside Carl Bernstein, did not reveal his sources but he did say who was present when words were spoken. His account is also drawn from meeting notes, personal diaries and government documents, according to the Post.
Mr Cohn later claimed that Mr Trump did not even notice that it was missing. "We were prepared to talk about all of it, but it seems like an explosive book about the Trump White House comes out every few minutes".
Dowd resigned the next morning, according to the Post's timeline of events. He also did something similar in the spring of 2017 when Trump was eager to pull out of Nafta.
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"I stole it off his desk. What are we dealing with this idiot for?'"
The US remains part of both trade agreements as it negotiates new terms. Trump told Woodward he wasn't informed of the interview requests, before acknowledging that one of Woodward's intermediaries, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, had mentioned it to him.
Reportedly alarmed by Trump's volatile combination of ignorance and impulsiveness, Woodward reports that top White House aides devised a strategy of stealing documents from the president's desk so he wouldn't see or sign them.