That's according to Bob Woodward's new book, "Fear: Trump in the White House". "A source tells us he [Trump] shouted out 'Bring back Hope Hicks!' Apparently, he preferred her response to ["Fire and Fury" author] Michael Wolff", said Blackwell.
In the Woodward book, Kelly is quoted as saying of Trump: "He's an idiot".
"To be clear, a number of the statements attributed to me and from others to me in the Woodward book are incorrect".
The op-ed coincided with veteran journalist Bob Woodward's new book "Fear".
"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 told CNN.
Trump's latest boast about the economy isn't even close to accurate
Obama's speech was part of a carefully coordinated strategy to win back a House majority for Democrats. Still, optimism doesn't automatically translate into more spending or jobs.
The book also quotes Mattis, after a contentious National Security Council meeting on January 19, as saying Trump acted like and had the understanding of "a fifth or sixth-grader". But Trump backed down once the initial news reports, which said the subpoenas were aimed at Trump's and his family's dealings with the bank, were inaccurate.
But then comes the very end of the book, which Colbert told Woodward he would read for the audience, "because I don't have the credibility you do".
Trump has repeatedly lashed out at Woodward in the past several days when excerpts of the book were first published. The defence secretary also faced down an order from Trump to assassinate Bashar al-Assad after the United States president learned that Assad had used chemical weapons in Syria's civil war. Woodward recounts how Trump enquired about THAAD-America's anti-ballistic missile defense system that shoots down incoming missiles-which has been deployed South Korea to deal with a North Korean threat.
Although the primary topic of this video has to do with the debate between getting information that's off the record or instead on deep background, the moment that strikes perhaps hardest is that Woodward found the current iteration of the White House "shocking".
During the first meeting between President-elect Donald Trump and his top economic adviser, Trump appeared confused by elements of the federal debt and U.S. monetary policy. It's pointless to try to convince him of anything. The journalist added: "I mean, imagine your lawyer telling you you're disabled. This is the worst job I've ever had". Mattis called the book "the product of someone's rich imagination".
At the start of September, Trump took to Twitter to vent his frustration at the book. "These quotes were made up".