Trump Lashes Out at Bob Woodward: ‘I’ll Write the Real Book!’

Leroy Wright
September 10, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump continued his attacks Wednesday on an explosive book about his administration.

"The bigger concern is not what Mr. Trump has done to the presidency but rather what we as a nation have allowed him to do to us".

"I wouldn't have used it", Woodward added of the Times opinion column during his first televised interview about his 19th book, Fear: Trump in the White House, which is scheduled for release on September 11. In it he depicts an executive branch experiencing a "nervous breakdown".

Kelly is quoted calling Trump "an idiot" while Mattis is quoted saying Trump has the understanding of "a fifth- or sixth-grader".

The White House is working overtime trying to discredit it before it takes off on Tuesday, but high-profile critics have been few and far between. As the Express reported, the tweet also would have ordered the family members of 28,500 troops in South Korea to leave the country. He said he had talked to more than 100 people, and that half of them are key sources for the book. But one thing we can always rely on with this White House is a steady stream of the insane.

Pence called the New York Timesop-ed an "assault on our democracy", urging the author to "do the honorable thing, step forward and resign".

Barack Obama is jumping back into campaign-mode
Democrats are counting on a strong showing in California in November's elections in the battle for congressional control. Rubio agreed with Obama's sentiment that divisiveness is not a character trait presidents should emulate.

Mr. Trump gave no indication that he was close to identifying the author, musing that it "may be a deep state person who's been there a long time" or perhaps one of many, many people who can be designated as a senior administration official, which is how the person was identified in the Times op-ed.

Christie countered that Woodward wrote about him in the book, and he got some details "profoundly wrong".

Trump said Friday that sitting down with Mueller's team for an interview would be a "waste of time" but added that he's open to it.

The president insisted the White House was operating efficiently and effectively, despite several books and countless news reports to the contrary. "The root of the problem is the president's amorality", anonymous opinion piece writes.

"That is why many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump's more misguided impulses until he is out of office". The president's manifest unfitness has been, for some time, evident to all but the most blinkered and those with a vested interest in denying what could not be more obvious.

Michael A. Cohen's column appears regularly in the Globe.

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