Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward said that a "key" person in the administration of President Donald Trump called him to confirm privately that the details in his book "Fear" are "1,000 percent true," and then publicly trashed the tome .
Woodward told the story in an interview for the podcast The New York Times & # 39; The Daily & # 39 ;.
"After the information on & # 39; Fear & # 39; began to fail last week, a key person who is in the office called and said & # 39; Everyone knows that what he said here is true & # 39; It's 1,000 percent correct, "Woodward said. "And then this person has said some public things that contradict that."
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The new book & # 39; Fear & # 39; by Bob Woodward is exhibited at a Barnes and Noble bookstore
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He refused to name a name, but said he was not happy with the situation.
"And I'm not happy, but I have a smile on my face because the truth in all of this is going to come up," Woodward said. There's too much evidence, too many witnesses.
Trump and many of his senior advisers have publicly condemned the book, which presents an image of a chaotic White House in which staff will steal a letter from the President's Oval Office desk to prevent him from implementing a damaging policy.
Vice President Mike Pence, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, Counselor Kellyanne Conway, former White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter and former economic adviser Gary Cohn criticized the book.
& # 39; Fear & # 39; It has become the fastest-selling adult book since the release of Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee in July 2015, Barnes & Noble revealed on Wednesday.
Vice President Mike Pence and former economic adviser Gary Cohn have denounced the book
White House chief of staff John Kelly and former White House staff secretary Rob Porter have also denounced "fear."
Sarah Sanders and Kellyanne Conway have criticized the book
It had sold 750,000 copies since Tuesday, the first day it went on sale, according to Simon & Schuster publishers. That figure includes pre-orders and audiobooks.
Simon & Schuster had printed 1 million copies of the book.
On Monday, Woodward was asked on NBC's "Today Show" about senior White House aides who have publicly denounced his book.
"They do not tell the truth," he said.
"These are political statements to protect their jobs," he continued. "Totally understandable".
Trump called Woodward a "liar" and threatened to write his own book.