Explosive quotes from Bob Woodward's book about Trump

07 September, 2018, 16:21 | Author: Lucy Floyd
  • Explosive quotes from Bob Woodward's book about Trump

The White House press office appeared caught off guard when The Washington Post published a story about the book on Tuesday, a week before its September 11 release date.

"We have somebody in what I call the failing New York Times, that's talking about - he's part of the resistance within the Trump administration", the president said. "Someone told it to him". "Big deal", Trump told Woodward, according to a transcript of a telephone call released by the Post.

I picked out the most fascinating parts of the call. We're having victories that people don't even know about.

"We want this administration to succeed and think many of its policies have made America safer and more prosperous", the writer asserted.

"I'll just take the paper off his desk", Cohn told another White House aide, according to the book.

"There is no federal libel law for President Trump to bully Congress to change, and the president does not have the authority to change state libel laws", Hauss said. "She's the secret. Because she's the person".

"Madeleine is the key", Trump said or his executive assistant and gatekeeper. And her being "the key" is no longer much of a secret. "I was down in Venezuela back in May and the characteristics are definitely the characteristics you get out there, where you award your friends and criminalize your enemies", said Corker, who is retiring at the end of his term. "I would've spoken to you". "Never put more than one page in front of him". "The Democrats, none of whom voted for Jeff Sessions, must love him now", Trump tweeted. But nobody called my office.

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Woodward has been among the best-selling political writers for more than 40 years, going back to his Watergate classic "All the President's Men", co-written by fellow Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein. He said, "You're not supposed to have a resistance in the White House to prevent your president from breaking the law and doing something irrational and unsafe". "Now, is that not true?"

Kelly repeated a statement he made in May, saying that he and Trump "have an incredibly candid and strong relationship". Trump acknowledged his previous statement (seconds before) was inaccurate.

"He's an idiot. It's pointless to try to convince him of anything". I'm honestly not sure which it is. The office was unable to quickly procure an advance copy of the book. Bannon reportedly screamed at Ivanka.

Um, no. Scroll down. Why don't you speak to Kellyanne.

In a statement to The Post, Mr Woodward said: "I stand by my reporting".

Trump hands the phone to Conway at this point.

"I think the basic concern that a lot of Americans will have when they read the piece is that the president can not be trusted by his own senior officials", Lawrence Jacobs of the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs told KARE.

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At one point during the call, Trump put Conway on the phone, who admits that she "put in" Woodward's request but it was rejected. This is the worst job I've had". "This is a pathetic attempt to smear people close to President Trump".

What I take away from all this is that Mattis is in a hard position. "I guess I can bring it right to the president next time". And she asked me if I got a call. Conway's shade here at the team who handles Trump interview requests is truly epic. "I would know. I am one of them". Raj, I hardly have.

Raj Shah is the principal deputy communications director at the White House. He also suggested that excerpts from the explosive book were timed to interfere with confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. He's also likely had better days than today. "I mean, it's probably not going to do that, but it is pretty amusing".

"We see the evidence of people stealing a presidential document off his desk", Kerry said, referring to Woodward's book.

Here's where you begin to see Trump formulating what will be his spin about "Fear". Some of my aides didn't tell me. "That I can tell you".

The revelations from Woodward's upcoming book are just the latest episode in a public feud between Trump and Sessions since the attorney general recused himself from overseeing the Russian Federation investigation previous year.

President Trump is facing a test to his presidency unlike any faced by a modern USA leader, claimed the writer, who The New York Times, in a tweet, identified as a he.

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