Bob Woodward Explains Explosive Ending Of His Trump Book ‘Fear’

Danny Woods
September 12, 2018

The anonymous official, identified only as "a senior official in the Trump administration", launched a almost unprecedented attack on the President in the op-ed, saying Trump's "erratic" and "amoral" behaviour is "detrimental" to America's health.

Later on during the interview, Woodward put Guthrie on the spot, when she questioned him about specific portions of his book.

Based on several anonymous White House sources, Woodward's book provides insight into the White House's dysfunctional attempts to effect policy, and the transgender military ban is no exception.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpOakland Raiders's Marshawn Lynch sits during national anthem, then scores touchdown Trump declares state of emergency in Carolinas ahead of Hurricane Florence Ex-NFL player tears into Nike: Kaepernick ad "like 9/11 and Pearl Harbor" MORE allegedly suggested to his chief economic adviser previous year that the government should print more money to help eliminate federal debt, according to an excerpt from Bob Woodward's new book.

He said Mattis and Kelly are not being truthful, characterizing their denials as "political statements to protect their jobs".

Mattis and Kelly have both denied the quotes attributed to them.

One telltale sign of the book's soon-to-be success is its author's reputation.

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'Listen, I think you're subverting the will of the people. Mattis then allegedly turned to an aide and said he would ignore Trump's demand. The only book that directly deals with Trump that outranks Fear is Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury, something that Woodward's book would struggle to overcome, but the book is sure to keep selling and see even more printings. "Fear: Trump in the White House", paints a picture of a commander in chief controlled by a mercurial humor whose own staff works to constrain his worst impulses.

On the New York Times" "The Daily" podcast Tuesday, Woodward said: "After the information in "Fear" started breaking last week, one key person, who's in office, called me and said "Everyone knows what you've said here is true. It doesn't mean I was right". Dems can't stand losing.

Trump tweeted Monday that he has been subjected to "Phony books, articles and T.V. "hits" like no other pol has had to endure".

At a cabinet meeting, Trump said he was open to raising the top rate in exchange for further cuts bringing down the corporate rate. "I'll write the real book!" he added.

Woodward dismissed their written statements as unpersuasive.

During the first meeting between President-elect Donald Trump and his top economic adviser, Trump appeared confused by elements of the federal debt and USA monetary policy. "It's a way of saying, 'You're important to this story, I take you seriously, '" he said.

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