Trump book: Key sources turn heat on Bob Woodward

Danny Woods
September 12, 2018

Porter, who graduated from Brigham Young University and Harvard and was a Rhodes Scholar, plays a key role in the book - he's mentioned more than 200 times - mainly for his work to deflect some of Trump's half-baked plans and coax him toward better policies.

Woodward says: 'The first is not knowing.

Porter said he was "struck by the selective and often misleading portrait it paints of the president and his administration".

"Fear" is chock full of eye-popping scenes from the Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, who has also written books about previous administrations.

The White House has described "Fear" as "nothing more than fabricated stories".

"These are political statements to protect their jobs - totally understandable", Woodward said. As recently as Monday morning, Trump called out the use of anonymous sources on Twitter, accusing Woodward of being "a liar who is like a Dem operative prior to the Midterms".

Mr. Trump has repeatedly blasted Woodward's book, calling it a "joke" and a "scam", even though in 2013 Mr. Trump tweeted, "Only the Obama WH can get away with attacking Bob Woodward".

A White House official has said Trump was just venting over the essay and wasn't ordering federal prosecutors to take action.

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said on Monday that many of those quoted in the book have said Woodward never actually reached out to corroborate their alleged remarks. Dems can't stand losing.

But then comes the very end of the book, which Colbert told Woodward he would read for the audience, "because I don't have the credibility you do".

He added that his family members, including sister Ivanka and stepmother Melania, are both part of the inner circle, amid outlandish, heavily denied claims the First Lady may have been the author of the piece. "Just come talk to me".

"If I did I would not have been elected president".

"Unfortunately, it appears Bob Woodward has used perpetual leaker Steve Bannon as a co-author for his book", wrote Christie, a 2016 Republican presidential candidate.

"If Gen. [James] Mattis had an issue with my father he would say it to his face", he said of the defense secretary, who, according to the expose, compared the president to a "fifth- or sixth-grader". "Their quotes were made up frauds, a con on the public".

That's right, the deafening stomping sound you hear is The Big Grundle trying to walk back all those things he told Bob Woodward about how apocalyptically stupid and adolescent he found the current leader of the free world to be. Australian author Clive James claimed that Woodward "checks his facts until they weep with boredom".

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