Donald Trump calls Bob Woodward book a “joke,” says he will write his own “real” book.

By |2018-09-11T04:47:22-08:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , , , |12 Comments

Actually, Woodward had a good response to that but Trump did not include it in his tweet.

Here is more from The Guardian:

Members of the administration including the defense secretary James Mattis (who Woodward says compared Trump to “a fifth- or sixth-grader”) and chief of staff John Kelly (who said to have called Trump an “idiot” and working for him “Crazytown”) – have disowned remarks attributed to them by Woodward.

But in the book, a copy of which was obtained by the Guardian, Woodward pre-empts Trump’s charge about anonymous sources. His interviews, he writes, were conducted “under the journalist rule of ‘deep background’. This means that all the information could be used but I would not say who provided it.”

Many scenes in Fear are recounted in direct quotes, and seem to communicate the experiences of among others former chief of staff Reince Priebus, former White House strategist Steve Bannon, former staff secretary Rob Porter and former chief economic adviser Gary Cohn.

In the same note, Woodward writes: “President Trump declined to be interviewed for this book.”

Woodward, 75, made his name with Carl Bernstein, reporting on the Watergate scandal that brought down Richard Nixon. He appeared on NBC on Monday, telling Today his reporting on the Trump White House was “not anonymous”.

“It gives a date, it gives a time, who participates, most often the president himself and what he says,” Woodward said.

He also said he had “never seen an instance when the president is so detached from the reality of what’s going on”.

If I have to choose between Donald Trump and Bob Woodward when it comes to truthfulness it will only take me a nanosecond to make the obvious choice. 

Especially since he seems to back up virtually every other book and article that has been written about the Trump Administration. 

Clearly, this book got under Trump’s tangerine stained skin and along with that anonymous op-ed is pouring gasoline on his already smoldering paranoia. 

I imagine that the White House is much like an abandoned minefield right now, where staffers fear every step will cause another explosion.

Oh well, they could always leave. And then maybe, you know, write a book. 

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  1. Anonymous September 10, 2018 at 8:58 am

    “The Woodward book is a scam. I don’t talk the way I am quoted. If I did I would not have been elected President. These quotes were made up. The author uses every trick in the book to demean and belittle. I wish the people could see the real facts – and our country is doing GREAT!
    3:32 AM – Sep 7, 2018

    “There’s a war on truth by him. And he says these are unnamed sources. But these are not unnamed incidents. Specific people on specific dates. The book opening with Gary Cohn, the chief economic adviser in the white house, lifting a document from the president’s desk because he — Cohn worries, as he tells an associate, I have to protect the country because this will unravel a trade deal, which will jeopardize one of the most important intelligence operations we have going on.”

    “Trump tweeted part of Savannah Guthrie’s question, but not Woodward’s answer, “But the incidents are not anonymous. It gives a date. It gives a time. Who participates. Most often, the president himself and what he says.”
    “The evidence is mounting that Donald Trump is unfit for office, and the reason why this tantrum matters is that it shows that Trump incapable of rational behavior.”

  2. Whatevs September 10, 2018 at 9:45 am

    And, with the character (or lack thereof) and values (greedy and immoral) of the participants in this administration, it is “write a book and make LOTS of money for it.” That will get their attention.

  3. anonymous September 10, 2018 at 9:54 am

    “Pettypiece worried that Trump is living in a bubble of his own creation. The president, she said “is so confident in his instincts when it comes to his political instincts, business instincts, he is not listening to anybody around him, whether it’s national security, public relations, or communications. He, as he always has been and now increasingly so, feels he is going to follow his gut on every issue.”
    “It’s going to be continuing chaos. You don’t get anywhere by running around, threatening bogus national security investigations or threatening to strap everyone up to a lie detector test.””

    • anon September 10, 2018 at 2:07 pm

      The quarterly growth rate doesn’t have any direct relationship to the unemployment rate.
      rump, however, wants to convince Americans that they are living through “the strongest economy in the history of our nation.” According to the Washington Post, he’s made some version of that claim “in 40 different venues over three months,” and as we saw this morning, he seems to be grasping for talking points that might justify it. It doesn’t matter to him if they’re factually incorrect non-sequiturs. the fact that Trump, or one of his advisers, tacked a zero onto that speaks to the fact that the president has convinced himself, and is trying to convince the country, that we are living through an economic golden age

  4. Anonymous September 10, 2018 at 10:46 am

    Write a book? Give me a fucking break. He can’t even READ a book. Any book credited to him was written by someone else.

  5. BSAFE September 10, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    FB>5Hrs “Every time.
    He first posts some unhinged rant about what’s really bothering him…
    …then he pivots to the economy because he thinks money renders everything else moot.
    As an aside, LOOK at that second comment, the one he wrote instead of quoting Fox News. “The Economy is soooo good…” Soooo good? It’s like a text from a 14-year-old. If that childish gibberish coming from the guy running the United States of America doesn’t scare you, you’re the goddamned problem.
    He does this every time. And he does it every time because rich people honestly believe money is the only thing that matters. So what if your president is a crook? An unstable mental case? A goddamned child? So? So what? So long as the economy is roaring and we’re all making money, the hell are you bellyaching about? Healthcare, education, civil rights, democracy, justice, liberty, who the fuck cares? So long as we’re making money, so what?
    Trump is America’s Jenkins.”

    4hrs ago>
    “Navy ships are sortieing out of Norfolk ahead of the hurricane.
    That should tell you something.
    It’s going to be bad. Florence was just upgraded to a Cat 4 hurricane.
    You folks in the projected path of the storm be safe. Get out in advance, don’t wait. Or get to shelter on high ground. Help your neighbors, a least check on them and make sure they’ve got a plan. Stay alive. Be smart.
    I wouldn’t expect much in the way of help from Washington.”
    Jim Wright

    • SSJenkins September 10, 2018 at 1:30 pm

      ExcerptsFB>”Trump doesn’t get it.

      He can’t get it.

      He can’t get it because it’s not possible for him to get it. He’s damaged, crippled by his wealth and privilege. He’s pathologically incapable of getting it and his comments this morning are another example of just how thoroughly Trump does not get it.

      “The Deep State and the Left, and their vehicle, the Fake News Media, are going Crazy…”
      “Consumer confidence?

      What the hell? What’s consumer confidence have to do with anything? Right now, this moment, the country is afire with rumors of chaos in an unmoored, drifting White House helmed by a self-centered lunatic and instead of facing that head on, Trump is talking about consumer confidence and hey, fellas, how about the game last night, huh?

      Hey! Jenkins, you idiot, pay attention! You’re gonna get people killed.

      Trump is not just off on a tangent. He pivoted to the economy, as he always does when faced with criticism. That’s his move, his basketball fake, the economy. But it’s more than that. Notice how he always quotes Fox News, but not his own Administration?

      Why is that?”
      “It’s a pattern, he first attempts to discredit whatever the day’s leading story is, Deep State, Fake News, Shadow Government, and then every time pivots to the economy filtered through his pet media outlet. Hey, fellas, did you see the game last night?”
      “he does this because he doesn’t have the attention span to sit through detailed briefings from his own people or the mental rigor to review in detail the reports from his own administration or the education and experience to know what questions to ask. Instead he gets his entire worldview from TV, filtered through a corporate agenda specifically tailored to get his attention, like a parent jiggling keys in front of a baby or a porn star jiggling her … well, you get the idea. This warped worldview is then reinforced by a stable of his own toadies and ass-kissers who tell him only what he wants to hear.

      This is an incredibly dangerous situation for a president.

      And a very, very dangerous situation for any nation.”
      “Trump has lost control, if indeed he ever had such – which I doubt. And he can’t figure out why all of these bad things keep happening to him.

      It’s not the the Left, or Fake News, or The Swamp, or any Witch Hunt. There is no Deep State. And it’s not anonymous sources who are the problem.

      It’s Trump.

      He doesn’t know what to do, because he’s never had that moment, that moment where he takes responsibility for his own life and becomes an adult.”

  6. Anonymous September 10, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    HA HA, he is going to write a book, do the crayons come with it. What is the title going to be? the ART of THE CON, how I colluded with the the russians to win the election?

    • Anonymous September 11, 2018 at 7:09 am

      You read my mind Anonymous at 3:29…crayons were the first thing I thought of!

  7. anon September 10, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    ‘The former White House adviser was “astounded” by the depths of the president’s stupidity,”

  8. Anonymous September 10, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    First he’ll have to find himself a suitable ghost writer, then have him sign an iron clad NDA to hide the fact that Trump can’t read a book, let alone write one.

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