"They're not really a friend", despite the $1.3 billion a year in aid the United States gave them, President Trump said.
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, in turn, is quoted as saying the president has the mental capacity of a "fifth or sixth grader", while Chief of Staff John Kelly is quoted as calling Mr Trump "an idiot". Also criticizing the book Tuesday was former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who said on Twitter that "a number of the statements attributed to me and from others to me in the Woodward book are incorrect".
Sanders wouldn't rule out a lawsuit against Woodward on Monday, though Trump has long threatened legal action against his detractors that never materializes.
Honestly, Colbert's first question, about how on Earth people still think it's a good idea to talk to Woodward, is probably one that a lot of people have.
While Trump was correct that many private businesses issue debt at a time of low interest rates, Cohn was "astounded at Trump's lack of basic understanding" about what the government borrowing would mean, Woodward wrote. "And the USA "must stop payments to Pakistan until they cooperate", Trump said.
The book has already risen to No. 1 on Amazon's best-seller list, but Trump said Woodward used "now disproven unnamed and anonymous sources".
Don Jr. offered his own theory on who was behind last week's opinion piece, which claimed White House staff are deliberately frustrating numerous president's orders.
In a series of Tweets Monday, the president continued to lash out at Woodward personally and his book's portrayal of Trump as a foul-mouthed and bumbling egotist.
"We have reprinted six times for a total of seven to meet extraordinary demand - that will put one million books in print before we've even gone on sale", a Simon & Schuster spokesperson said to CNN "Reliable Sources" host Brian Stelter. "It's a way of saying, 'You're important to this story, I take you seriously, '" he said.
Trump told journalists he "really" appreciated the pair's statements, which helped show that "the book is just a piece of fiction".
"The suggestion that materials were "stolen" from the president's desk to prevent his signature misunderstands how the White House document review process works-and has worked for at least the last eight administrations".
"They realized that [these documents] would endanger the country", Woodward said.
"If he were advising Pence", Woodward adds, "Cohn would have had him do exactly that - stay out of it".