The official added that having "quiet resistance" within the White House hasn't worked: Officials "were never going to steer Donald Trump the right direction in the long run, or refine his malignant management style", an extract said.
"The coward who wrote this book didn't put their name on it because it is nothing but lies. Reporters who choose to write about this farce should have the journalistic integrity to cover the book as what it is - a work of fiction".
The author's publisher rejected the argument and said the book will be released as planned.
We're no closer to knowing the identity of the anonymous Trump administration official behind the upcoming book A Warning, but they have given some insight into why they are keeping their name under wraps - and whether they will ever publicly reveal who they are. He's also a loose cannon, the author said, and staffers wake up in a "full-blown panic" over the things he says in early morning tweets.
"It's like showing up at the nursing home at daybreak to find your elderly uncle running pantsless across the courtyard and cursing loudly about the cafeteria food, as anxious attendants tried to catch him", the author writes.
The official first made waves past year when they penned an op-ed for The New York Times talking about a resistance against President Trump taking place inside the White House. "Only your uncle probably wouldn't do it every single day, his words aren't broadcast to the public, and he doesn't have to lead the USA government once he puts his trousers on".
"He comments on makeup", the author alleged, according to The Post.
It's clear that the author doesn't lean liberal - they complain about former President Barack Obama, saying he was "out of touch with mainstream America", and cheer for Trump's tax cuts and the appointments of conservative judges. He critiques clothing. He questions the toughness of women in and around his orbit.
"It's like showing up at the nursing home at daybreak to find your elderly uncle running pantsless across the courtyard and cursing loudly about the cafeteria food, as anxious attendants tried to catch him", the anonymous author reportedly wrote. "This is precisely the way a boss shouldn't act in the work environment".
"'Oil would go up to one hundred fifty dollars a barrel".
The Times quotes the author as saying, "Many reasonable people voted for Trump because they love their country, wanted to shake up the establishment, and felt that the alternative was worse".
The book contains a handful of startling assertions that are not backed up with evidence, such as a claim that if a majority of the Cabinet were prepared to remove Trump from office under the 25th Amendment, Vice President Mike Pence would have been supportive.
Pence has denied the claim, saying he "never heard anything in my time as vice president about the 25th Amendment". There was talk of a mass exodus, the author writes, but Trump is such a "mess" that even though the officials "thought we could keep it together", "that answer feels more hollow than it used to".