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President Donald Trump has been hit by a fresh wave of criticism thanks to a new, highly-critical book by investigative journalist Bob Woodward.

"Right. Well, I assume that means it's going to be a negative book", Trump says, which leads to a prolonged back-and-forth about whether or not Woodward tried to contact him.

While there he shared his thoughts on the New York Times op-ed piece written by an anonymous White House senior official who claims to be part of a "resistance". The criticisms of Trump that the longtime Washington Post journalist quotes in his book are based on interviews with sources he doesn't identify.

But for all his reporting, Woodward wasn't able to land a conversation with Trump himself-until the manuscript was already finished.

Dao did not rule out publishing another such piece from a Trump administration official in the future.

Trump has grown paranoid and anxious over an ongoing federal inquiry into whether his campaign colluded with Russian Federation in Moscow's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election, prompting aides to compare Trump to former President Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal, Woodward reported.

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The Times said it published the op-ed without the author's name to protect the official's job, while still allowing the message to get out.

The official's piece described a "two-track" presidency in which Trump says one thing and his staff consciously does another, for example with regard to what he called the president's "preference for autocrats and dictators".

Trump later tweeted, "TREASON?" and in an extraordinary move demanded that if "the GUTLESS anonymous person does indeed exist, the Times must, for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once!"

The depiction of Trump's leadership described in the op-ed and the book match what has been reported by news organizations and other writers since he took office in January 2017.

"There is literally no telling whether he might change his mind from one minute to the next", a top official complained to me recently, exasperated by an Oval Office meeting at which the president flip-flopped on a major policy decision he'd made only a week earlier.

Asked by reporters about those remarks Wednesday, Ryan said he has nothing to say and referred questions to the White House. "So I have another bad book coming out".

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders attributed the book's criticism of Trump to "disgruntled" former aides. Kelly called Trump an "idiot", and said, "We're in Crazytown".

It's also not created to put the administration on better footing - by allegedly revealing the inner workings of the White House, this staffer has launched a molehunt that will tear apart Trump's inner staff.

Trump responded, saying it was a "gutless editorial" and "really a disgrace", and his press secretary called on the official to resign.

Trump suggested that one of the lone ways Woodward may have been able to reach him was to get in touch with his scheduler, 27-year-old Madeleine Westerhout.

On accounts that senior aides snatched sensitive documents off his desk to keep him from making impulsive decisions, Mr Trump told The Daily Caller: "There was nobody taking anything from me".

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