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Trump suggests Woodward book bombshells 'could be just made up'

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump sought to blunt the impact of a forthcoming book by longtime Washington journalist Bob Woodward, calling it possibly "made up" or the product of embittered aides, after a number of sensational excerpts emerged on Tuesday.

Among those published by The Washington Post were reports that his chief of staff, John F. Kelly, called Trump "an idiot" and "unhinged," that Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told associates Trump acts like "a fifth- or sixth-grader," and that the president mocked Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Southern accent and called

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