Donald Trump stated on Wednesday that he did not discuss the possibility of assassinating Bashar Assad.
“It was never discussed,” Trump said to reporters when asked to comment on the matter.
Trump dubbed Woodward's book "total fiction" saying that "that was never even contemplated, nor would it be contemplated."
At the same time, the day before the US president warned Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad via Twitter against conducting a military operation in Syria's Idlib province, which remained a stronghold of insurgency in the country.
Idlib province is one of Syria's de-escalation zones and a remaining stronghold of insurgency in the country. The situation in the province has recently escalated with Moscow and Damascus suggesting that militants are planning to stage a false-flag chemical attack against civilians there to frame the Syrian government.