Trump slams Woodward book: ‘I don’t talk the way I am quoted’

President Trump took to Twitter on Friday morning and slammed Bob Woodward’s new book.

“The Woodward book is a scam,” Trump wrote. “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. I wish the people could see the real facts – and our country is doing GREAT!”

Since the release of the damning excerpts by multiple media outlets, Trump has posted numerous tweets in an attempt to discredit the book.

“Isn’t it a shame that someone can write an article or book, totally make up stories and form a picture of a person that is literally the exact opposite of the fact, and get away with it without retribution or cost. Don’t know why Washington politicians don’t change libel laws?” Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday morning.

“The Woodward book has already been refuted and discredited by General (Secretary of Defense) James Mattis and General (Chief of Staff) John Kelly. Their quotes were made up frauds, a con on the public. Likewise other stories and quotes. Woodward is a Dem operative? Notice timing?” Trump tweeted on Tuesday.

He later added: “The already discredited Woodward book, so many lies and phony sources, has me calling Jeff Sessions ‘mentally retarded’ and ‘a dumb southerner.’ I said NEITHER, never used those terms on anyone, including Jeff, and being a southerner is a GREAT thing. He made this up to divide!”

In his book, Woodward says that his research included “hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand participants.”

The New York Times notes, the book “portrays a White House with relentless infighting and a work culture so toxic and volatile that many of President Trump’s top advisers and cabinet members became accustomed to working around their boss, whom they described as unstable and uninformed.”

“Fear,” which will be officially released on Tuesday, has already made the Amazon’s bestseller list.

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