Woodward's reporting has been challenged by Cohn, who told Axios: "This book does not accurately portray my experience at the White House".
Woodward depicts widespread White House dysfunction in "Fear", raising explosive allegations of a paranoid president whose own staff believes is unhinged and erratic.
Other administration officials have issued even more scathing statements and some denials about Woodward's book, although Woodward said denials by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and chief of staff John Kelly are untrue. It was widely reported that Cohn left over Trump's plans to impose steel tariffs on US allies. Woodward said that he interviewed more than 100 people, including one person nine times. Such a move, if it went beyond the whispering stage, would require not only the approval of Vice President Mike Pence and a majority of senior cabinet members but also two-thirds of the members of both the House and Senate. Cohn announced his attention to leave the White House in March 2018, on April 2, Cohn was replaced by Larry Kudlow.
" 'Dowd knew he could not bring himself to say to the president, you're a [expletive] liar.' And that's how you end the book", Colbert said.
Mr. Woodward's latest book - Fear: Trump in the White House - hit the market on Tuesday. "That doesn't mean they won't try to create something but, again, I'm not".
The publisher of Bob Woodward's book Fear is expecting one of the biggest publishing success stories of the year, printing one million copies to keep up with reader demand.
"If I did I would not have been elected president".
More recently, Trump has accused Woodward of fabricating quotes and questioned whether USA libel laws could be changed so that people who believe they have been wronged would be in a better position to seek "retribution". Trump's response, per Woodward: "What are you talking about?"
"A third of my job was trying to react to some of the really risky ideas that he had and try to give him reasons to believe that maybe they weren't such good ideas", Porter told an associate, according to the book.
After learning of the news regarding Mueller and Deutsche Bank, a primary lender to the president, Woodward wrote that a furious Trump phoned Dowd at 7 a.m.