Bob Woodward: 'Great Washington Denial Machine' Driven By Politics, Not Truth

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US President Donald Trump almost provoked North Korea into war with a single tweet, renowned journalist Bob Woodward said in an interview with "CBS Sunday Morning" that aired Sunday.

As if the release of "Fear" weren't bad enough for the president, September 5 saw the publication of an anonymous op-ed in the New York Times that was written by a frustrated senior official in his administration and-like Woodward's book-painted a very negative picture of Trump's presidency.

He explained that Trump also regularly ignores advice from experts.

President Donald Trump attacked author Bob Woodward's book exposing dozens of scandalous and contentious moments in his White House on Twitter on Monday, and in doing so teased that he might write a book of his own.

"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, '" Woodward said, adding the documents are printed in the book.

Woodward, asked on Monday on NBC's "Today" show about their denials, said, "They are not telling the truth". "It doesn't work. He's got it in his head, and when people challenge him, he will say, 'I have had those ideas for 30 years, you're wrong'". "Then came the jaw-dropping confirmation of Woodward's point when an anonymous 'senior administration official" wrote an opinion piece in The New York Times describing himself or herself as a member of the internal resistance who is resorting to crafty efforts to keep the country from running off the rails. He said he had talked to more than 100 people, and that half of them are key sources for the book. "Much better than before I took office", Trump tweeted.

"I know them. I know their character", Pence said in a taped interview aired Sunday by CBS' "Face the Nation".

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In the book, Kelly is quoted calling the president an "idiot" and calling the White House under Trump "crazytown". Dems can't stand losing. "I wouldn't be surprised if it was one of [Woodward's] sources and he encouraged him to go public with it".

US President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting with automobile leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. "[The book describes] specific people on specific dates". The book claims that even after deleting the tweet, Trump raised the idea of evacuating military families from South Korea with Senator Lindsey Graham, who also told Trump that it was a risky idea.

For example, he said that the president imposing tariffs goes against what "99.9%" of experts have recommended.

The book also quotes Mattis, after a contentious National Security Council meeting on January 19, as saying Trump acted like and had the understanding of "a fifth or sixth-grader".

The author said he tried but contends he was either stonewalled by Trump's inner circle or simply ignored.

The reduced display compared to past years earned a thank you note from Trump, who hailed it as a "big and very positive statement from North Korea". "We have a President who is not capable of doing the job, who clearly has these temper tantrums, doesn't know enough to be making numerous decisions he makes".

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