Woodward's White House book a 'scam'

President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks from the White House

He said the anonymous person, "if they do indeed exist", is "GUTLESS", and requested that "the Times must, for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once!"

Everyone, including President Donald Trump, wants to know who wrote the bombshell op-ed published by the New York Times.

On the internet and in Washington, a guessing game has raged over who the author might be, prompting almost every cabinet-ranked member of the government to deny it was them.

US Vice-President Mike Pence has dismissed speculation he is the author of a damning anonymous editorial that attacks President Donald Trump.

The op-ed is only the latest suggestion that the dysfunction that's characterized the Trump administration since day one may be getting worse.

Trump has spoken and written about the piece several times since its publication Wednesday. In this case, former White House chief economic adviser Gary Cohn swiped the draft letter off the Oval Office desk to prevent Trump from signing it, terminating a critical trade agreement with South Korea.

WATCH: Pompeo denies writing New York Times op-ed slamming Trump administration.

Trump described the writer of the opinion piece as someone "probably who is failing and probably here for all the wrong reasons".

Turkish President Erdoğan urges ceasefire in Idlib to avert ’bloodbath’
The meeting in Tehran marks the third time the presidents of Turkey , Russia , and Iran have met over Syria in less than a year. US President Donald Trump warned against a wide-scale operation in Idlib tweeting that "hundreds of thousands might die".

Russia joins Iran in support of Syrian Idlib offensive
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad meets with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Damascus , Syria , Sept. 3, 2018. But analysts say there is little that it can do in the face of Russian and Syrian resolve to root out the fighters .

Kim Kardashian talks justice on second White House visit
According to reports, Kim is meeting with the head of state to rally behind a 30-year prisoner now serving a life sentence. She spoke past year with senior adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner , who also hosted Wednesday's session.

"If you believe that this Times piece hurts Trump, you might be dumb enough to read the Times", Gutfeld said.

In a tweet, Trump alleged that the Deep State and the Left, and their vehicle, the fake news media, are going insane and do not know what to do."The economy is booming like never before, jobs are at historic highs, soon two Supreme Court Justices & maybe declassification to find additional corruption".

"But it didn't accomplish anything, because Trump's base could care less, the president could care less". "And we are trying to do what's right even when Donald Trump won't".

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders separately called on the individual to resign.

In a rare step, Pence's communications director Jarrod Agen tweeted early Thursday that "The Vice President puts his name on his Op-Eds". I think it's more disgraceful that the New York Times would do it. "This is just another example of the liberal media's concerted effort to discredit the President", Sanders said.

The Woodward book, "Fear: Trump in the White House", reported that senior aides lifted documents from the Oval Office desk to keep the president from acting on his impulses, reinforcing the assertions in the Times article.

"It shouldn't be Democratic or Republican to say that we don't threaten the freedom of the press because they say things or publish stories we don't like", Obama said.

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