Bob Woodward sounded an alarm in his first TV interview to promote "Fear", his explosive book about Donald Trump's presidency. While the president expressed annoyance that Barack Obama was taking credit for the nation's economic success, he told one adviser that the former president's increased visibility would give Trump more chances to attack a figure who remained very unpopular with his base.
"You can, in an nearly microscopic way, establish what occurred - and that's what I've done in this book".
"There's one scene last year in the Pentagon where Trump is there and Secretary of State [Rex] Tillerson said, 'This is what's kept the peace for 70 years, '" Woodward recalled, referring to a conversation about national security protocols. During the 2016 Republican primaries, Trump also released a book titled, "Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again". "It's been the same all along", he told journalists.
When Reince Priebus, the then chief of staff, said the Camp David meet was "not in the cards", Mr. McMaster is said to have flown into a rage.
"These are political statements to protect their jobs? totally understandable", Woodward said on NBC's "Today" speaking about the denials. In his 1987 book "Veiled" about the CIA, Woodward attributed quotes he claimed to have gotten from former CIA Director William Casey.
Trump doesn't realize "that the national security for the country comes from having trade relations and having security agreements, like North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and secret intelligence partnerships", Woodward added, calling it one of the most shocking revelations in the book.
But Woodward says in his book there was an even more unsafe tweet that wasn't sent, declaring that Trump was withdrawing the family members of USA troops from South Korea.
Trump Jr. believes the unnamed author behind the op-ed piece published last week by The New York Times is a "low-level person". "You want to listen to everyone, you want to be patient, and then you want to go back, and then you want to get into their home", Woodward said, as the audience laughed. Dems can't stand losing. This has not been treated seriously enough.