Who Is Bob Woodward? From Watergate to His New Book 'Fear'

12 September, 2018, 03:23 | Author: Miranda Cannon

"We're certainly focused on things that actually matter, and the staff that is here to do their job and not undermine the work that this president and this administration has done", she said.

That's right, the deafening stomping sound you hear is The Big Grundle trying to walk back all those things he told Bob Woodward about how apocalyptically stupid and adolescent he found the current leader of the free world to be. "And the things, some of the things Trump did and does [sic] jeopardize the real national security".

"Fear: Trump in the White House" hits U.S. bookstores on Tuesday after a weeklong buildup, with published excerpts, leaks and interviews that portray Mr Trump as dangerously erratic and uninformed. "So even when he is not physically going to, say, a more moderate suburban district where he is not welcome, it does not mean that his message or his temperament or the problematic tweets are not dominating the local news coverage".

The book tells of an expletive-laden row between Ivanka Trump, the president's eldest daughter and senior adviser, and Steve Bannon, the former chief White House strategist.

"The Woodward book is a Joke - just another assault against me, in a barrage of assaults, using now disproven unnamed and anonymous sources", Trump said in a posting on Twitter Monday morning. Porter described Woodward's chapters as offering a "selective and often misleading portrait", specifically rebuffing a passage that claims Cohn snatched a document from Mr. Trump's desk that would have pulled the US out of a trade agreement with South Korea. The Afghan leaders were corrupt and making money off the US, Bob Woodward writes in the book.

"We are 55 days before a midterm election, and the White House is completely tanking the local candidates' messages, while Donald Trump goes on the usual partisan jihad", Messina argued.

Gary Cohn, former White House economic adviser to President Trump, is taking on Bob Woodward's "Fear" with a statement calling it inaccurate - but is declining to say what specifically Woodward has gotten wrong.


"If that person had come to me while I was working on this book or if it were someone I interviewed I would say, 'I need specifics.' The building blocks of journalism, of truth, are specific incidents". Democrats can't stand losing.

Woodward and Bernstein's reporting led to a Congressional investigation that would have most likely ended with Nixon's impeachment.

The book has caused controversy as it reportedly portrays Donald Trump as chaotic, mercurial and uninformed. "Woodward or any member of his staff would have called me".

Though the media has breathlessly praised Woodward's new book, there are credibility issues with the journalist at hand. His entire life - including the long period before he started running for president - suggests that Trump is simply telling himself a story of his own life. Even before the publication date Tuesday, thanks to pre-orders "Fear" was the No. 1 bestseller in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany.

And at one point, the president agrees.

WOODWARD: Yes - and then finally, 30 years plus later, surfaced and acknowledged that he had been that source.

Woodward dismissed their written statements as unpersuasive.

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