Bob Woodward opens up to Dana Perino in exclusive Fox News interview

Brenda Watkins
September 13, 2018

"I like him very much", Trump is quoted as saying by Woodward. Woodward is an American from IL who is best known for helping to uncover the Watergate scandal that ended Richard Nixon's presidency. Susan Glasser of The New Yorker, however, has aptly written, "It was as if one of Woodward's sources had chosen to publish a real-time epilogue in the pages of the Times". However, some consider him a risky choice because he earned those credentials by defending President Bill Clinton during impeachment proceedings, as well as President George W. Bush during the USA attorney firings.

As a candidate, Donald Trump pledged to balance the federal budget and lower the national debt, promises that are proving hard to keep.

The cover image of Bob Woodward's book "Fear: Trump in the White House".

Donald Trump has the IQ of an "inbred tanning bed", according to the president's former chief economic advisor, Gary Cohn. This, during a conversation on Afghanistan, during which Trump also said, according to Woodward, that Modi told him the U.S. had "gotten nothing out of Afghanistan".

While the op-ed prompted furious backlash from the president and his allies, 42 percent of respondents in the poll said they feel more comfortable when administration officials openly criticize the president.

"General Mattis, General Kelly said it's not true", Trump continued.

In a series of tweets, Trump has called the book "total fiction", "boring" and "untrue".

Christie has rebutted Woodward's claims.

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"Are they lying?" Guthrie asked Woodward.

Woodward could have easily concluded his book with a series of policy recommendations, such as calling for an end to Trumpian nepotism.

In his book, he claims that Donald Trump was ignored by his Defence Secretary after telling him to "f****** kill" Syrian president Bashar al-Assad following the chemical attack on civilians a year ago.

A month before Woodward's book on the inner workings of Trump's White House came out, the two had a one-on-one phone call.

A similar situation also occurred involving a letter about trade with South Korea, he said. The letter stated that the US was planning to withdraw from a trade agreement with South Korea.

"And that's how you end the book", Colbert said. Such gaps in explanation point to the author's political agenda, which the media has seriously misrepresented as being anti-Trump.

"There's a war on truth", Woodward's answered, echoing what we've heard before.

As details of the book's contents percolated out into the press ahead of its release, the president's stance had sharply changed.

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