Published: Fri, September 07, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Merle Christensen

Trump claims he is exact opposite of Woodward book portrayal

Trump claims he is exact opposite of Woodward book portrayal

Woodward gained national fame for his reporting on the Watergate scandal in the 1970s, and has since written a number of books that provide behind-the-scenes glimpses of presidential administrations and other Washington institutions.

And though Woodward told Trump he had sought an interview with him while writing the book, which is due out September 11, the president repeatedly claimed his staff had not told him about the interview request, the audio showed.

On Wednesday, The New York Times published an anonymous op-ed that revealed an internal cabal that could be described as a "deep state". Mr Dowd, who stepped down in January, resigned after holding a mock interview with Mr Trump as a practice session, the book says.

The unsettled chain of command, in addition to the special counsel's scrutiny of Trump's close associates and 2016 campaign, reportedly added to the negative atmosphere. "The day it comes out that Trump secretly works out and reads Shakespeare and teaches kids how to code, that's when we can call it a bombshell".

There is a quiet resistance within the administration of people choosing to put country first. I don't even know why any of us are here. "Mikey's got a pretty good chokehold and I've said some pretty harsh words, so please keep your seatbelts fastened and enjoy your peanuts and tax cuts!'"

President Donald Trump is anxious that Bob Woodward's next book is going to be "bad", the Washington Post reports. Their quotes were made up frauds, a con on the public.

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"There is literally no telling whether he might change his mind from one minute to the next", a top official complained to me recently, exasperated by an Oval Office meeting at which the president flip-flopped on a major policy decision he'd made only a week earlier.

US President Donald Trump wanted to assassinate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad following the April 2017 chemical attack on Idlib, journalist Bob Woodward wrote in his book titled "Fear: Trump in the White House". And by keeping the support of his base (78 percent of Republicans approve of him in a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll), Trump protects himself from removal either via the 25th Amendment or the Article II impeachment process. Woodward then warns Trump that his book is a "tough look" at the state of affairs in the White House. "So I have another bad book coming out".

This op-ed thus supports the narrative pushed by Michael Wolff, author of Fire and Fury, and Bob Woodward, author of the forthcoming Fear, that have made similar claims about Trump aides undermining him while believing that he is incompetent and risky.

However, whoever it may be, this newly published editorial reveals that someone in the White House does feel as though the administration's job is to build a wall between Trump and America - and regardless of how many are willing to say so publicly, this individual says numerous others are doing the same work.

The president has lashed out at the book, set to be released next week, as a "total piece of fiction", sharing several statements from senior aides on his personal Twitter account defending his leadership.

- White House chief of staff John Kelly on working for Mr Trump: "He's an idiot".

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