US President Donald Trump has censured a book on his White House by prestigious Watergate writer Bob Woodward as a “con on people in general”.
Mr Trump’s head of staff and guard secretary, in reactions posted by the president on Twitter, depicted the book as “terrible” and “fiction”.
In the book, senior associates are cited as saying they concealed delicate records to anticipate Mr Trump marking them.
They are cited as considering him a “dolt” and a “liar”.
The book – Fear: Trump in the White House, planned for discharge on 11 September – uncovers a disorganized organization having a “mental meltdown of official power”.
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Woodward is a generally regarded and veteran columnist who helped uncover President Richard Nixon’s part in the Watergate outrage in the 1970s.