The next targets of President Donald Trump's anger could be his former assistants Rob Porter and Gary Cohn, both suspected of cooperating with Bob Woodward in his upcoming book "Fear."
And when the tome hits the shelves on Tuesday, Trump could follow the path of war against his former staff secretary and former economic adviser.
The president has been in a heated puddle over the book since the extracts painted his White House as & # 39; crazy city & # 39; and Trump as & # 39; deranged & # 39;
The then counselor of the White House Economic Council, Gary Cohn (left) and the then secretary of staff of the White House, Rob Porter (right), appear in the photo with the press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in October at the House Blanca
Gary Cohn, on the right, White House political adviser Stephen Miller, on the left, and Rob Porter, on the way back, walk to the White House after arriving at Marine One in January
President Trump has been on a heated road of war over Woodward's book
Trump's advisors have been reading a PDF of Woodward's book and the president knows that some of his trusted assistants spoke with the author, Axios reported.
It is said that Trump is furious in private with Porter and Cohen, and sources told Axios that he may publicly attack the men this week.
Porter, who became famous as the boyfriend of communications director Hope Hicks, resigned from the White House in February after DailyMail.com revealed allegations of domestic abuse by her former wives.
Cohn, a former Goldman Sachs executive, quit his administrative job in March and was replaced by Larry Kudlow.
The president and his team intensified their attacks against Woodward in the hours leading up to the publication of his book on Tuesday.
Trump called Woodward "a liar" on Monday and tweeted that he would write his own book to make things clear.
Trump has also been disavowing several anecdotes from the book. So do his top aides, including Chief of Staff John Kelly and Secretary of Defense James Mattis. According to reports, Kelly called Trump an "idiot" while Mattis said he called the president "from fifth to sixth grade," according to the book, of which DailyMail.com obtained a copy.
Both men denied saying those things and Woodward told NBC's Today Show on Monday that his actions were understandable.
"These are political statements to protect their jobs," he said. "Totally understandable".
But Cohn and Porter take center stage in the tome.
Cohn and Trump often clashed in economic policy. Cohn has been silent since Woodward named him as someone who tried to thwart the president from the inside.
In Woodward's book, the author describes how Cohn stole a letter from Trump's desk in the Oval Office to prevent the president from signing the document, which would have ended a trade agreement with South Korea.
It is said that Cohn boasted to a colleague: "I stole it from your desk … I would not let you see it". He will never see that document. I have to protect the country.
Author and journalist Bob Woodward said Monday on NBC that President Donald Trump is chronically deceitful and distant from the reality of his work
Trump responded with a tweet quoting the "TODAY" anchor, Savannah Guthrie, pressuring Woodward about his anonymous sources and reminding him that two senior officials have publicly denied stories about them in the book.
Trump promised that he would write the real book & # 39;
Trump told a media outlet after the release of the version, except that nobody took anything from his desk.
"That is false," Trump said of the document deletion fragment. & # 39; It's just done & # 39; He said flatly to The Daily Caller: "Nobody took me anything."
However, a copy of the book obtained by DailyMail.com includes a scan of the letter. And the White House did not immediately qualify it as a false document.
Cohn, the former head of Goldman Sachs, is also quoted in the book he says in private: "It's not what we did for the country. It's what we saved him from doing. "
Porter is launched as part of the effort to prevent catastrophes in the making.
It was said that Trump and Porter had a better relationship.
Porter professed his innocence at the time of the accusations of his ex-wives against him and Trump defended him.
"Yesterday he said very strongly that he is innocent, so you have to talk to him about it," the president said a few days after Porter resigned. "But we absolutely wish him the best, he did a very good job when he was in the White House."
Excerpts from the new book by veteran Watergate reporter Bob Woodard unleashed explosions across the political world
Porter, whose pedigree includes Harvard Law and Rhodes Scholar, described in the book the efforts to handle Trump by working the tempo beyond slipping the documents.
– But walking slowly or not taking things seriously, or telling you, right away, not just as an excuse, but this must be examined, or we have to do more processes about it, or we do not have a legal firm of lawyers: that happened 10 times more frequently than taking papers from his desk. It felt like we were walking on the edge of the cliff perpetually, "he said.
Trump suggested to the Daily Caller that the "disgruntled employees" might have made the embarrassing claims in the book or that they might have been falsified by Woodward in its entirety.
"It could be invented by the author," Trump said.