Former White House aide pushes back on Woodward's book

Former White House aide pushes back on Woodward's book

Former White House aide pushes back on Woodward's book

During my time in the White House, I sought to serve the President's best interests and to help enable his many successes-successes that Mr.

Gary Cohn, the former director of the National Economic Council whom Mr. Mr. Cohn resigned earlier this year after Mr. Trump announced new tariffs on steel and aluminum, which he opposed. But I really appreciate their statement.

"Trump wasn't buying it", writes Woodward.

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As recently as 2017, Trump thanked Woodward for saying the salacious segment of the "Steele Dossier" was "garbage" and that it should not have been released to the public. He also called Woodward a "liar" and a "Dem operative".

Having now read Bob Woodward's Fear, I am struck by the selective and often misleading portrait it paints of the President and his administration.

And then there's the statement from Rob Porter, the former White House staffer who was sacked after his ex-wives came forward with serious abuse allegations.


Vice President Mike Pence addresses the American Legion's 100th national convention, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Minneapolis.

Both Kelly and Mattis have denied making any such remarks.

The president expressed appreciation for the statements from Porter and Cohn, but didn't expressly answer a question as to whether he believes them.

In early 2018, Trump sent several belligerent tweets that seemed created to taunt North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Trump Jr. said it's possible prosecutors could "try to create something" incriminating. But the book doesn't say how Pence reacted to that revelation. The president didn't want Cohn to leave before Congress completed a package of tax cuts. (We know this because Woodward recorded the conversation, with Trump's permission.) Woodward has literally built his career on having the receipts, on always being able to produce the tape or the transcript or the document that backs up his reporting.

'And in the end I know what I've done, and I'm not anxious about that at all, because you know, I've done nothing that anyone else wouldn't do in that position, in my opinion'. The Atlantic reported past year that within hours of the tape becoming public, Pence had made it clear to the Republican National Committee that he was ready to take Trump's place as the party's nominee. Pence's spokeswoman has previously denied that account. And when he says he's never seen anything like what he saw reporting out "Fear: Trump in the White House" - his book out tomorrow - then you should stand up and pay attention.

The other Trump-related titles that are higher on the list are James Comey's A Higher Loyalty at number five; a Last Week Tonight parody of a Pence family children's book at number two; and Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury in the top spot at number one.

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