Bob Woodward Publishes Bombshell Book On The Trump Presidency Revealing Plenty Of Dirty Laundry

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Journalist, Bob Woodward, who is also a chronicler of presidencies and an author of books with catchy titles such as “State of Denial” and, “Obama’s Wars,”which he has written during the Bush and Obama eras, also wrote a book on the Trump Presidency, titled simply “Fear: Trump in the White House.”

The book should be published on September 11, but copies were acquired early by the Washington Post and CNN. According to the reporting of those outlets, Woodward doesn’t soften his words or actions.

Woodward writes that President Donald Trump’s closest aides, including Chief of Staff John Kelly and Defense Secretary James Mattis, privately insulted the president, with Mattis saying Trump has the smarts of “a fifth or sixth grader.” During a meeting, Kelly allegedly told the gathered staffers, “He’s an idiot. It’s pointless to try to convince him of anything.” Later, he added, “This is the worst job I’ve ever had.”

In addition to this, Woodward writes that Trump’s aides often attempted to trick or at least give the false information to the president, stealing letters from his desk and direct his attention to something else. Two of the staffers reported to have involved in sneak tactics are Rob Porter and Gary Cohn — both of them have since left the White House.

After the book was finished, Trump called Woodward in early August to complain that he couldn’t find time to speak to him about the book — maintaining that he never received a call and even putting Kellyanne Conway on the line to try to make things clear. In what seems to be some kind of last-ditch damage control effort, the president boasted about the state of the country for a few minutes before saying, “So I have another bad book coming out.”

While it’s expected to be more in-depth, Woodward’s reporting appears to be true to most of the inside reports we’ve seen from the Trump White House. There have been scores of reports revealing the president’s obsession with the Russian investigation — even the president’s own tweets read like scattered hate-mail to Robert Mueller.

That narrative is echoed in “Fear.” The Washington Post reports that sometimes the president’s “paranoia” about the Russian probe “paralyzes the West Wing for entire days.”

In contrast with the other Trump critics who have profited from book deals, like Omarosa Manigault-Newman and Michael Wolff, Woodward is a pillar of credibility. He destroyed former President Richard Nixon and there are numerous Pulitzer Prizes with his name on them.

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    • Ari Fleischer, former press secretary in the George W. Bush White House and someone who has demonstrated a willingness to defend Trump, tweeted this: “I’ve been on the receiving end of a Bob Woodward book. There were quotes in it I didn’t like. But never once — never — did I think Woodward made it up. Anonymous sources have looser lips and may take liberties. But Woodward always plays is straight. Someone told it to him.”

      • I would agree in part with you… Someone probably did tell him those things, but a good journalist, especially with the ability to access the people who are alleged to have told him such things, would go to the horse’s mouth so to speak and get their comment. General Mattis and General Kelly do not have a group of people running interference for them the way the President does… It would have been easy for him to interview them. When you represent something as being factual, someone who knows someone who works with someone who heard from a friend who works in the White House that General Mattis said the President is an idiot is just plain reckless journalism for the sole purpose of selling books and disparaging the President… Not very ethical. Someone of Woodward’s stature should have better standards. He did a great disservice to himself, the President, and the country!

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  1. And his entire book is based on interviews, nothing that he substantiated or confirmed.. You want to write a book Bob? investigate Hillary and her slush fund or all the other crap.. but I know.. you don’t want to end up dead……Most of those you interviewed were holdovers from the the Obama era.. you know, people who were pissed that they now work for Trump.. they thought they’d be working with Hillary and not have to worry about letting the cat out of the bag about all the bullshit that has been done by the DOJ, the FBI and company….

  2. INTERESTING that CNN and WaPo got early copies. Could it be that this is because this is an outright propaganda ploy, and they wanted to make sure that CNN and WaPo could get ‘scoops’, to damage the president before even HE got a look at their lies?
    You can twist and spin just about ANYTHING to suit your innate bias, and I am sure this work will. Politics has always been a nasty business, but the level of vitriolic, violent, and misleading ‘information’ disseminated since Trump became president exceeds the worst of the Nixon days. ANYTHING to sell books!

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