Fear looks to offer readers a glimpse into a White House workplace culture as chaotic, bullheaded and motivated by self-preservation as the man on top, and the reaction from its subjects reveals just how deep the Trump administration's problems run.
"Most significant, however, were the private reactions from House Speaker Ryan and Senate Majority Leader McConnell".
"Time and time again people will deny things", Woodward told NPR Morning Edition host Rachel Martin.
Spokespeople for Ryan and McConnell both declined to comment to Business Insider about the reporting.
Trump retweeted himself from last week, saying, "The Woodward book is a scam".
Among Trump's anti-Fear tweets today, the president quoted a Washington Examiner writer who cautioned, "You can not take this book too seriously". Woodward's take on the controversy regarding the use of anonymous sources in journalism.
It's a far more rigorous approach than, say, a recent, infamous "anonymous" New York Times op-ed from one unnamed senior administration official claiming to be "thwarting Mr. Trump's more misguided impulses", the self-satisfied, political equivalent of a "my job here is done" meme when you consider just how numerous president's impulses get out regardless.
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He added: "But that is not going to be an easy task because you can see the level of the top teams". I'm comfortable in my own skin in that regard". "It's developing the England team".
"This has not been treated seriously enough, and some of the things Trump did and does to jeopardize the real national security", Woodward warned.
He argued that the person purposely put the piece in the Times to anger him, and he has continued to focus on identifying and firing the author, even as some advisers have urged him to let the matter go, said a person familiar with the president's thinking but not authorized to discuss private conversations.
The source, while citing demeaning views of Trump from other unnamed senior officials, declined to say how many officials had actually taken this vow of resistance, or when and how they had taken this vow.
A different journalist asked if the White House would give a list of everything in the book that they thought were inaccurate, to which Sanders replied, "I think that would be a complete and utter waste of our time, so no". Dems can't stand losing.
"Mattis says to him, 'We're doing this to prevent World War III, '" Woodward said.
"These are political statements to protect their jobs - totally understandable", Woodward said.
"It's not every day that someone writes, and I'm quoting, 'we believe our first duty is to this country, and the president continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic, '" he said.
Woodward, who has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes, staunchly defended the integrity of his reporting and said the book "is as carefully done as you can do an excavation of the reality of what goes on".