Bob Woodward on "Fear" in the Trump White House

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The White House on Monday sought to project an image of productive forward momentum, even as President Donald Trump and many of his aides remain sidetracked and preoccupied by dual accounts of a warring and mutinous West Wing.

Woodward says he was shocked by the lengths to which staff went in an effort to circumvent Trump: "I've never heard in any way of staff going around a president this way and taking the paperwork, taking the orders in order to stop the action".

"It would be easier to get things done if you're able to fully trust everyone around you", Trump Jr. said.

"He jeopardizes the position in the economy that experts - you know, 99.9 percent of the people say, 'Don't do tariffs; it doesn't work'". When I worked in Washington during the Bill Clinton years, senior members of the administration would talk anonymously with him out of their own sense of fear - fear that their views, their spin, their contribution to the Clinton presidency would not be valued properly and that some rival would get his or her message across more effectively. He said his book "is as carefully done as you can do an excavation of the reality of what goes on".

Trump and several high-profile White House staffers have hit back hard against Woodward's book, quotes attributed to administration officials, and the reliance on anonymous sourcing.

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Bob Woodward stopped by Stephen Colbert's The Late Show to pitch the book President Donald Trump has been trashing on Twitter, Fear: Trump in the White House.

"These are political statements to protect their jobs", he said. According to a review of an advance copy obtained by Business Insider, the Woodward book includes some surprising details about President Trump's preferred tax and monetary policy.

Cohn explained that that could be seriously harmful to the US's fiscal and economic situation, but Trump did not appear to understand, the book says.

"At that moment there was a sense of profound alarm in the Pentagon leadership that 'my God, one tweet and we have reliable information that the North Koreans are going to read this as an attack is imminent, '" Woodward said.

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, in turn, is quoted as saying the president has the mental capacity of a "fifth or sixth grader", while Chief of Staff John Kelly is quoted as calling Mr Trump "an idiot". Instead, The Times reported that federal prosecutors in a separate inquiry issued a subpoena for entities that were connected to White House senior adviser and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner.

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"Well, I am the one doing - asking the questions", Guthrie said.

"I'm not because I know what I did and I'm not anxious about it", Trump Jr. said.

"And that's how you end the book", Colbert said.

"If that individual is in meetings where national security is being discussed or other important topics, and they are attempting to undermine the executive branch, that would certainly be problematic". "Bob Woodward is a liar who is like a Dem operative prior to the Midterms".

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