Colbert joked that the book, which is titled Fear: Trump in the White House, is "a book named after the emotion Trump feels whenever he sees a book".
"I can stop this". "Given your daily intake - just look what we've done this afternoon".
Administration staffers often have to engage in stealth behaviour to prevent Trump from being impulsive and to minimise disasters that could hurt the president and the country.
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Woodward describes these acts as "no less than an administrative coup d'etat".
The book says Trump's former lawyer in the Russia probe, John Dowd, doubted the president's ability to avoid perjuring himself should he be interviewed in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference and potential coordination with Trump's campaign.
"It's just nasty stuff", Trump said.
Mr Dowd is quoted as telling the president: "Don't testify". "Your honor, my client could easily take the stand and say he never killed anyone, but if we let him in here, he will kill everyone".
One of the sources of considerable consternation for the president's staff, per Woodward, was what they viewed as his unsafe impulses on foreign policy. After Trump left the room, Woodward wrote, Mattis told people that Trump understood the topic like a "fifth or sixth-grader". "Let's kill the f-ing lot of them".
But he is also taking note of the silence from several other former administration officials. The president also dressed down top generals over their handling of the war in Afghanistan, saying that soldiers "on the ground" could do a better job.
"We're not going to do any of that".
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The White House plans to keep moving forward and "ticking off things on [Trump's] agenda", she told Fox News. Woodward tells Trump he had contacted multiple officials to attempt to interview Trump and was rebuffed.
As the President publicly fumes on Twitter, he's privately on a mission to determine who did - and didn't - talk to Woodward, CNN has learned. "He's this dumb Southerner".
"This was no longer a presidency. This is a man being who he is".
They would criticize the president behind his back and undermine his more radical suggestions, the book claims.
Though Woodward says he tried to interview the president and went through about six people in the White House and Congress to do so, Trump only called him after his manuscript was complete. Trump said, before Mattis talked him down, according to Woodward.
The book is supposed to come out in a few weeks. I told you he was a goddamn dumbbell. You know I'm very open to you. I would've spoken to you.
Rob Porter, former staff secretary, was told by Trump to ignore whatever Priebus said, saying that Priebus was "a little rat", Woodward wrote.
Woodward cites as his sources hundreds of hours of interviews with mostly unnamed Trump aides and others.
The Post reports that a recurring theme of the book is the efforts of Trump aides to control his impulses, hiding papers so Trump can't sign them and talking the president down from what were viewed as bad ideas. "That I can tell you.".
Mr Trump's erratic instincts and lack of curiosity about national security issues have alarmed senior foreign policy advisers, according to Mr Woodward's book.
"I assume that means it's going to be a negative book", the president replies.