First Reports from Woodward's Trump Book Are Damning
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Sep 06, 2018,
Sep 06, 2018, 1:37
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Woodward's book is the latest to throw the Trump administration into damage-control mode with explosive anecdotes and concerns about the commander in chief. "I'm just thinking of the possibilities here".
A tell-all book by Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward, a veteran reporter known for his role in exposing the Watergate scandal that toppled Richard Nixon's presidency, is drawing fire from the White House.
She claimed in a statement: "While it is not always pretty, and rare that the press actually covers it, president Trump has broken through the bureaucratic process to deliver unprecedented successes for the American people".
"Fear", which was published by Simon & Schuster and already sits at No. 1 on Amazon's best-seller list, is due out September 11. "If that was me, I would have taken that resignation letter and shoved it up his ass six different times". "It's a lot of anonymous sources". "Let's f-ing kill him!"
"I'm tough as hell on people and if I weren't, nothing would get done", he wrote. "He knows he's his own best advocate". "When you put a snake and a rat and a falcon and a rabbit and a shark and a seal in a zoo without walls, things start getting nasty and bloody", he allows, according to Woodward's account. This is no longer a White House. The Post released a transcript of their phone call.
"Don't testify. It's either that or an orange jumpsuit", John Dowd, Trump's former lawyer in the Russian Federation probe, is quoted in the book.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders threw cold water on the allegations Tuesday.
Kelly repeated a statement he made in May about the report that he insulted the president. I told you he was a goddamn dumbbell.
"We're going to have a very inaccurate book, and that's too bad", Mr Trump concluded.
Later that month, Dowd told Trump why he should avoid an interview: "It's either that or an orange jumpsuit". He's repeatedly painted as at odds with his closest officials, some of whom denied the book Tuesday.
Asked by reporters at the White House whether he was considering replacing Mattis, Trump said: "He'll stay right there".
Trump's exasperation with Sessions spilled over in one private conversation, according to Woodward, with the president telling former staff secretary Rob Porter: "This guy is mentally retarded. We're in Crazytown", Woodward alleges Kelly said to a small group of staffers. The president complained about the potential loss of GOP seats and intimated that the DOJ should protect his allies in Congress.
Mattis will land in Delhi Wednesday night for the highest-level dialogue between India and the U.S., the 2+2 foreign and defence minister conversations, which will take place Thursday.
"Nobody disagrees with the fact if someone does something wrong it should be looked into", Sanders said.
Tonight, the White House said the excerpts were a fabrication by disgruntled former staff members.
"Here's what happened", Graham said Wednesday.
"'I'm breaking up with you because you're dumb, annoying, selfish, ugly, and I don't like you, and I'm not attracted to you in anyway, '" Meyers said, before assuming the voice of the dumpee. "I worked with Bannon to deal with Graham-Cassidy. He and Mitch McConnell had deep running disputes". "I embrace such debate and the open competition of ideas". "I'm all for Mitch".
"Nobody told me about it, and I would've loved to have spoken to you". If I've got a problem with you, you'll hear from me.