The former marine general has also doubted Mr Trump's mental faculties, declaring during one meeting: "We're in Crazytown".
"The idea I ever called the President an idiot is not true", Kelly said in a statement hours after the report was released.
"Let's go in. Let's kill the f--king lot of them", Trump said in one of the highlights of the 448-page book that was described in an article Tuesday in The Washington Post, where Woodward has long worked.
President Donald Trump almost pulled the United States out of two major trade deals in 2017, according to the veteran journalist Bob Woodward's new book, excerpts of which were published by The Washington Post on Tuesday.
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After Mattis hung up the phone, he told one of his aides, "We're not going to do any of that".
President Donald Trump nearly yanked the U.S. out of two of the country's largest trade deals, only to be foiled when Gary Cohn, his economic adviser, snatched documents authorizing the withdrawals from his desk.
Woodward goes on in the excerpt to say that during a National Security Council meeting Jim Mattis got frustrated when Trump repeatedly asked him why the USA spends so much money on the Korean peninsula. Trump puffed up his chest to imitate former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and likened his former chief of staff Reince Priebus to "a little rat" who "scurries around". Trump fired him five months later.
Gingrich also called Woodward's book "very sad", lamenting that the reporter "had a chance to do a book that would have been truly interesting". Fear: Trump in the White House is published by CBS's publishing house.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders threw cold water on the allegations Tuesday.
In Woodward's telling, the president's aides fear not what he might do to them, but what he might do to the country. When Porter informed Cohn of the document, the economic adviser again used the tactic to prevent the collapse of the trilateral trade agreement, according to Woodward. "But never once - never - did I think Woodward made it up", Mr Fleischer said.
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Cohn has said he almost resigned over Trump's press conference in which the president blamed both white-supremacist protesters and counterprotesters. I've never seen a worse defense of me in my life.
Most of the transcript reveals a boggling back and forth between Woodward and Trump (with a guest appearance by White House counselor Kellyanne Conway) about Woodward's many unsuccessful attempts to interview Trump for the book, called "Fear".
Chris Ruddy, Newsmax CEO and friend of President Trump, questions the timing of the book's release with 2018 midterm elections approaching.
"While responsible policy making in the real world is inherently messy, it is also essential that we challenge every assumption to find the best option", Mattis said.
The president also denied that senior aides took sensitive documents from his desk, saying "there was nobody taking anything from me". "Mr. President, I'm afraid I just can't help you". It ended with Dowd warning that Trump would end up "in an orange jumpsuit" if he went under oath. "He's this dumb southerner".
Trump himself is described as saving much of his ire for Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
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