Woodward’s Biggest Takeaway? People Closest to Trump ‘Do Not Trust Him’


His new book, "Fear", the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter's account of the White House's inner workings. Those numbers mark a shift from March, when the same poll found that 54 percent viewed it as chaotic and 39 percent said it ran well.

Bob Woodward said a White House official told him his book is "1000% true", then immediately said the opposite in public. It's 1,000 percent correct, ' Woodward said.

The amusing thing about the statements is that they boost precisely what Woodward says about his craft.

Woodward says top staffers in President Donald Trump's administration "are not telling the truth" when they deny incendiary quotes about Trump attributed to them in his new book.

In a series of Tweets Monday, the president continued to lash out at Woodward personally and his book's portrayal of Trump as a foul-mouthed and bumbling egotist.

Woodward could have easily concluded his book with a series of policy recommendations, such as calling for an end to Trumpian nepotism. However, some consider him a risky choice because he earned those credentials by defending President Bill Clinton during impeachment proceedings, as well as President George W. Bush during the US attorney firings.

The op-ed was not the only thing on Trump's mind as he called around to advisers over the weekend, according to two people familiar with the conversations. Woodward writes in his book, "It was clear that Trump did not understand the way the US government debt cycle balance sheet worked".

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But according to Woodward, Cohn's message did not seem to connect.

Earlier, Trump said he would pen his own book with the real story of his accomplishments.

"White House staffers, she said, aren't focused on "(dealing) with cowards that refuse to put their names in an anonymous letter".

But can he say whether his current work will play a similar role in Trump's political future?

President Donald Trump blasted "liar" journalist Bob Woodward Monday after the Washington Post associate editor was "caught cold" in an awkward interview with NBC's Savannah Guthrie, who pressed him on his frequent use of anonymous sources criticizing the chief executive. Dems can't stand losing. This stance explains why Woodward is dismissive of the Steele dossier on Trump and unfairly criticizes former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, James Comey for including it in the intelligence report to the president (Comey defended his choice by noting the FBI's assessment that the sources in that dossier were "credible").

It also says that in late 2017, Trump almost sent a tweet about withdrawing "all United States military dependents - thousands of family members of 28,500 troops" from South Korea.

The wave of Trump-related books will continue for the foreseeable future.