Woodward: Anonymous op-ed ‘too vague’ for me

10 September, 2018, 09:14 | Author: Jason Torres
  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders

That's great to finally hear from an insider, but anonymous isn't revealing something we don't already know about Trump.

According to Woodward, Porter asked the president if the tweet might provoke Kim, to which he replied "it's leader versus leader".

In his book, Woodward, who shot to fame more than 40 years ago for his reporting on the Watergate political scandal, portrays Trump as prone to profane outbursts and impulsive decision-making, with top aides anxious the United States is one Trump tweet away from a national or economic security crisis.

"It did not start with Donald Trump". That's an old playbook, as old as time.

"I watched it, but I fell asleep", he said at the fundraiser in Fargo. "Very good for sleeping".

The piece does not entirely condemn Trump's presidency, giving rise to speculation in the capital that the author is someone who generally supports the Republican administration's agenda.

Expressing the resolve of a handful of officials in the Trump administration to thwart Trump's "more misguided impulses", the piece zooms in to what its writer believes to be the fundamental problem: Trump's "amorality".

Federal law enforcement officials have responded privately to such requests in the past by explaining an important distinction: Disclosing classified information can be a crime worthy of investigation; disclosing nonprotected information usually is not a crime, and therefore would not be investigated by federal agents.

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The Vice President puts his name on his Op-Eds.

"Nothing in this town stays secret forever, and so ultimately I do think we will find out who is the author", he said.

Addressing the steady drip-drip-drip of excerpts from Woodward's book "Fear", CNN host Victor Blackwell said that Trump is not happy with former Fox exec Shine, who he feels has not been as effective as former Trump confidante Hope Hicks.

The tweet was never sent due to the White House receiving a message from North Korea saying it would regard a pullout of dependents as a sign the United States was preparing to attack.

"This also has happened in other administrations but not to the extent it has happened here because there has previously been a lot more confidence in the president on the part of his staff".

Woodward describes the situation in his forthcoming book "Fear" and also discussed it in an interview on 'CBS Sunday Morning'. Trump himself followed up those denials by issuing a barrage of tweets condemning Woodward and the book as "discredited".

And that was just one remark that Trump made in a rally where he addressed topics such as NAFTA, Second Amendment rights and the upcoming midterm elections.

The anonymous author wrote that where Trump has had successes, they have come "despite - not because of - the president's leadership style, which is impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective".

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