White House says everything is fine, though signs point otherwise

Posted September 11, 2018

"The Woodward book is a Joke", the USA leader said Monday about investigative journalist Bob Woodward's highly critical look at Trump's chaotic 20-month presidency, "Fear: Trump in the White House", that is being published Tuesday.

"He drafts a tweet saying 'We are going to pull our dependents from South Korea - family members of the 28,000 people there, '" Woodward said on CBS Sunday Morning, referring to families of United States troops stationed on the Korean peninsula.

And quite frankly, if there was a person in the White House or the administration who wanted to tell me what's in that op-ed piece, I would say, 'Okay, name me who was there.

Weeks after Trump considered sending that tweet, Woodward writes, the president asked the National Security Council: "What do we get by maintaining a massive military presence in the Korean peninsula?

I talked to dozens and dozens of people, and have notes and documentation on lots of things", Woodward told CBS News' David Martin on Sunday Morning.

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Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a Trump ally, has said the president would be justified in using lie detectors to ferret out the anonymous writer.

In his interview with NPR, Woodward also addresses the anonymous op-ed published in The New York Times shortly after the first excerpts of his book were circulating.

Woodward said his book does not rely on anonymous sources, telling Savannah Guthrie, "The incidents are not anonymous". The book, "Fear: Trump in the White House", is scheduled to be formally released Tuesday, all but ensuring that the debate over Trump's leadership ability and style will extend into a second straight week.

Trump and others blasted The New York Times after the newspaper ran what it said was a column written by someone within the president's administration who called into question his judgment and vowed to block some of his wishes. He called their denials "political statements to protect their jobs, totally understandable".

It leads us to question Cohn's telling of the story to Woodward and why Woodward never corroborated Cohn's story with anyone at the White House. "I wouldn't be surprised if it was one of [Woodward's] sources and he encouraged him to go public with it".

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During his business career, Trump wrote almost 20 books, including "The Art of the Deal".

Former chief of staff Reince Priebus is described as "a little rat", according to Woodward's book. Democrats can't stand losing.

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She said there could be a criminal aspect to the writing of the opinion piece - though she was unable to say exactly how the author might have broken the law when it appears that the act of disloyalty amounted to exercising the right to free expression.

Certainly if there is an individual, whether or not, since we don't know who they are, if that individual is in meetings where national security is being discussed or other important topics and they are attempting to undermine the executive branch, that would certainly be problematic and something the Department of Justice should look into.

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The Washington Post-ABC News poll, released Friday, also finds that 60 percent of Americans disapprove of Trump's job performance. Some Republican lawmakers have predicted Trump would replace Sessions, a former US senator, after the November 6 elections.