Woodward's book is the latest to throw the Trump administration into damage-control mode with explosive anecdotes and concerns about the commander in chief.
That would be a problem for the Times, partly through no fault of its own, said Kathleen Hall Jamieson, communications professor and director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
The president has branded Woodward's book a "fraud" and a work of fiction. "'Sean, ' Mattis finally said, 'I've killed people for a living".
Mr Trump later tweeted, "TREASON?" and in an extraordinary move demanded that if "the GUTLESSanonymous person does indeed exist, the Times must, for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once!"
"He is not putting country first, but putting himself and his ego ahead of the will of the American people", she said.
"That wasn't what they thought they'd be doing initially, but it's how they've rationalised their decision to stay in those jobs", the lobbyist said, speaking on condition of anonymity to reveal internal administration discussions.
Woodward in the book recounts how Defense Secretary James Mattis had to explain to Trump why the United States pays $3.5 billion a year to station 28,000 troops in South Korea, telling the president it was a key line of defense against North Korea to prevent "World War Three".
"The Woodward book is a Joke - just another assault against me, in a barrage of assaults, using now disproven unnamed and anonymous sources".
In his interview with NPR, Woodward also addresses the anonymous op-ed published in The New York Times shortly after the first excerpts of his book were circulating.
Trump posted another statement from White House chief of staff John Kelly.
Reporters gathered at the White House in a frenzy in hopes of getting some reaction to the publication of the essay.
Trump insisted he "never used those terms on anyone, including Jeff", adding that "being a southerner is a GREAT thing".
Evidently caught off guard by the level of detail in the book, White House officials were soliciting advice from allies on how to respond to the book as recently as this weekend, a person familiar with those conversations said.
The official said at best, Trump has invoked these ideals in scripted settings and at worst, he has attacked them outright. Dowd, who stepped down in January, resigned after the mock interview, the book says.
Former chief economic advisor Gary Cohn, Woodward writes, once tried to prevent a trade disaster when Trump asked for paperwork pulling the USA out of a bilateral agreement with South Korea.
In the article entitled "I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration", the official stressed they were committed to the Republican agenda, and did not side with opposition Democrats. "Maybe I wasn't given messages that he called".
The book's title comes from what Woodward calls an "almost Shakespearean aside" made by Trump.
"We are disappointed, but not surprised, that the paper chose to publish this pathetic, reckless, and selfish op-ed".
Here's the CBS report on Trump's refutation of Woodward's book:What else?
On Amazon, Woodward's new book was ranked as the top-selling book on Wednesday.
The reduction was carried out on May 31 in such a manner that the prices of both petrol and diesel will drop by a rupee. In Delhi , a litre of petrol will cost you Rs 80.50, while in Mumbai the situation is worse with Rs 87.89 per litre.
One player who won't be at East Lake: Jordan Spieth , who fell from 27th position going into the BMW Championship to 31st place. The forecast was for light, scattered showers Monday morning, with thunderstorms developing in the afternoon.
Trump's increasing aggression toward China and his strong desires for increases in tariffs have many companies anxious . Earlier this year Ford cancelled all its smaller cars with the exception of the Mustang and the Focus Active.
Open mixed doubles title with a 2-6 6-3 11-9 victory over Croatia's Nikola Mektic and Poland's Alicja Rosolska on Sunday. I mean, you were barely able to do anything, weren't you? "Here I am sitting next to Jamie holding the trophy".
Tyrod Taylor responded with a touchdown run of his own to tie the game at 7-7 with about ten minutes left in the third quarter. Not only has the team failed to win a game in nearly two calendar years, but we all saw dirty laundry aired on Hard Knocks .
Rodgers wasn't sacked in the second half, and he was barely pressured, either, thanks to the get-it-out-quick gameplan. Unfortunately for Green Bay, like past year , it appears Rodgers' season may come to a premature end.
The five goalkeepers shortlisted were Gianluigi Buffon , Thibaut Courtois , David de Gea , Keylor Navas and Marc-Andre ter Stegen. Real Madrid dominate the list with 11 of their current squad featured after last season's historic Champions League victory.
Apart from taking in the Martian view, Curiosity recently tried a new drilling technique to sample some particularly hard rocks. NASA has uploaded that panorama to YouTube as a 360-degree offering, providing an immersive look at the Red Planet's landscape.
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck after admitting he suffered a second shoulder injury while snowboarding in Colorado. Aaron Rodgers' girlfriend, Danica Patrick , took in her first regular season Green Bay Packers game on Sunday night.
Among the stars who spoke about Newton-John on 7's Sunday Night programme were Sir Barry Gibb and Sir Cliff Richard. The legendary singer has been an advocate for breast cancer screenings in Australia since beating cancer in 1992.
Cool and calm weekend; Remnants of Gordon bring showers Monday
Showers and storms will generally fade away during the evening hours. "Just looking at a lot of heavy rain through the day". Needless to say, the forecast for late week is thus of below average confidence as so many variables have to be worked out.
Intensifying Hurricane Florence poses threat to US East Coast
The price gouging law that protects consumers from scammers is also now in effect after Cooper's state of emergency declaration. According to its current track, Florence is expected to make landfall along the Southeast or Mid-Atlantic coast Thursday.
12:15 p.m. update: Hurricane Florence now a Cat 4 monster
The 2018 hurricane season has been quiet up to this point, but now there are two more systems developing behind Florence. National Hurricane Center's latest report shows Hurricane Florence has intensified into category 4 hurricane on Monday.
Free Agent WR Dez Bryant Tweets About Joining Patriots
The Cowboys cut Bryant this offseason after he had 69 receptions for 838 yards and six touchdowns in 16 games in 2017. The Dallas Cowboys' passing game essentially disappeared in Sunday's Week 1 loss to the Panthers .