FACT CHECK: Bob Woodward Admits He Lied in Anti-Trump Book "Fear"


Fear: Trump in the White House sold more than 750,000 copies in its first day of release, The Hill reported Thursday.

Bob Woodward's "Fear" is spreading quickly.

Among the revelations in the book: Cohn once removed a document from the president's desk that would have ended a trade deal with South Korea.

At one point he described Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward's new book, Fear: Trump in the White House, as a "sensational nonsense book". I don't talk the way I am quoted.

Woodward's book is portrayed by critics as a sobering glimpse into a West Wing submerged in a swamp of self-inflected controversy, where senior aides - when not attempted to essentially slit each others' throats - express significant doubt in the decision-making faculties of their boss, the U.S. commander in chief, Donald Trump.

Some Twitter users were quick to criticize Trump for using the term.

"In serving in this administration, the idea that I would show contempt for the elected Commander-in-Chief, President Trump, or tolerate disrespect to the office of the President from within our Department of Defense, is a product of someone's rich imagination", he added.

"Fear" is virtually assured of joining Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury" as a million-selling takedown of Trump. The trudge of sales, which consist of print, e-books and an audio model, is a number of the many quickest in memory for a nonfiction work.

"Fear" has dominated political headlines since reports about it emerged last week. "CNN will certainly like you ever on there because they like to trash the president", Eric Trump acknowledged.

Woodward's credibility as a renowned investigative reporter, however, gives the oft-heard accounts of incompetence and disarray in the White House a veneer of believability that Trump officials are straining to cheapen. It'll mean you sell three extra books, you make three extra shekels, at the behest of the American people, at the behest of our country, that's doing a phenomenal job by every quantifiable metric.

Since becoming famous in the 1970s for his Watergate reporting, Woodward has written several bestsellers about sitting presidents.