Trump Renews Attack on Critical Book

Bessie Dean
September 12, 2018

"I am proud of my service in the Trump Administration, and I continue to support the President and his economic agenda", Cohn's statement read. The book's official release is September 11.

In a statement last week, Mattis called the book "fiction" and said that "the contemptuous words about the president attributed to me in Woodward's book were never uttered by me or in my presence".

Woodward, in an interview that aired Tuesday on The New York Times' "The Daily" podcast, continued to reject President Donald Trump's claims that Fear: Trump in the White House is full of "lies and phony sources".

In the book, Woodward cited an alleged phone conversation between Trump and Mattis in which Trump went into an expletive-laden rant against Assad and told Mattis to have him killed.

Colbert then points out that the "hallmark" of Trump's behaviour is: 'From day to day, he may not remember what his idea was yesterday, ' a statement with which Woodward concurred. With clipped prose, Woodward and Bernstein, then cub reporters at the Washington Post, recount the events that untangled the vast conspiracy behind the Watergate burglary, from a Saturday morning phone call to the shadowy Deep Throat to the scoop that spurred the downfall of a President.

"I think those books or the anonymous column - it is quite evident that President Trump - there is a coup", he said.

MARTIN: The president of the United States is calling you an idiot, says your book is fake.

One of the first "Fear" excerpts said that Cohn had stolen a letter from Trump's desk.

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On Wednesday, however, the paper published something a little bit different: An anonymous op-ed story. Dao said: "I feel that we followed a definition that has been used by our newsroom in the past".

"Cohn cited no specific objections to Woodward's extensive reporting of his private views that Trump needed to be saved from his most unsafe impulses", Axios reports.

"I think historically speaking, that would be what happens", Trump Jr. said.

"These are people who are trying to survive and keep their job".

"It was clear that Trump did not understand the way the U.S. government debt cycle balance sheet worked", Woodward wrote.

Woodward's book paints a harrowing portrait of the Trump presidency, based on interviews with administration officials. "Got to protect the country". Bob Woodward joins us now live to talk about his book. Others warn they are undermining the Constitution by defying the decisions of the duly elected president.

"I don't know who it is", Woodward says.

Asked if she was saying the op-ed constituted a misuse of classified information, Sanders replied, "Once again, it's something that the Department of Justice should simply look into, and that's for them to make that determination". The Atlantic reported past year that within hours of the tape becoming public, Pence had made it clear to the Republican National Committee that he was ready to take Trump's place as the party's nominee. And unlike, say, Michael Wolff or Omarosa Manigault Newman, Woodward comes from a position of decades of journalism about the highest levels of government with very, very few questions about the veracity of his work.

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