Horowitz: Woodward Sounds Alarm on Trump's Fitness to Serve

Carla Harmon
September 14, 2018

"I'll write the real book!" "Woodward would have performed rudimentary journalistic fact checking with those he was quoting, he would have had a more accurate book rather than just being a stenographer for Mr. Bannon's self-aggrandizing revisionist history".

"They are not telling the truth", Woodward said, adding: "These people, these are political statements to protect their jobs, totally understandable". "His non-stop, self-centered leaking is why Steve was sacked from the White House in the first place", he added.

Following the column's release, one-third say Trump's staff doesn't serve him well, a decrease from April, when 36 percent said the same.

Hall pointed to a passage from Bob Woodward's new book about the Trump White House in which the president's lawyers tried in vain to prepare him for a hypothetical interview with Robert Mueller's investigators.

"We're underestimating how serious all of this is", Woodward tells NPR.

"You've got to deny, deny, deny and push back on these women", he told the person, who was not named, Woodward reported. Hall said he believes the current landscape is not amendable to impeaching Donald Trump, but that would change if Democrats regain control of the House and Senate.

When accused of sexual assault or other misdeeds by women, President Donald Trump says you've got to "deny, deny, deny", according to veteran journalist Bob Woodward's new book. Trump's predictable attempts to do so last week, calling Woodward an idiot and a democratic operative and calling the book a fake book with fraudulent quotes in series of tweets and on-camera responses, rang more hollow than usual.

"Trump in the White House", made some astounding revelations and painted a picture of a chaotic White House, with aides at their wit's end with the commander-in-chief.

Trump told journalists he "really" appreciated the pair's statements, which helped show that "the book is just a piece of fiction".

In recent days, Trump has accused Woodward of making up quotes and mused about changing US libel laws in an effort to better position himself to seek "retribution".

On September 7, Trump urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to help find the author of the op-ed, which described chaos in the White House and a "resistance" by Cabinet secretaries and others to thwart some of the President's impulsive actions. The author did not name the White House official, but said he acknowledged the book privately, only to defame it later.

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