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Default The real reason Bob Woodward's book is so damaging for Trump

I so want to read this book because I know it will be well written and honest.


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But this never occurred to me as the details are trumpeted:

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Bob Woodward's new book -- "Fear: Trump in the White House" -- exploded onto the political scene on Tuesday morning. It included anecdotes like: President Donald Trump's aides purposely keeping information from him in order to protect the country; a failed mock-interview in preparation for a potential sit-down with special counsel Robert Mueller over Russia; and Trump lashing out at aides, most notably Jeff Sessions, referring to his attorney general as "mentally retarded."
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All of this is salacious. And makes for great headlines.
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But what's truly worrisome for President Trump and his administration is that the portrait Woodward paints of a chaotic, dysfunctional, ill-prepared White House is all strangely familiar. It's the same vision of the White House that Michael Wolff wrote way back in January in "Fire and Fury." It's the same picture that Omarosa Manigault-Newman constructed in her memoir of her year in the White House. It's the same story that White House reporters at CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and virtually every other mainstream media outlet has told of the Trump White House.
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Sure, Omarosa could be a disgruntled former aide trying to make money while exacting revenge on her enemies. Sure, Michael Wolff could have been misled by a few sources with scores to settle with Trump. Sure, reporters could get a detail or two wrong. Sure, Woodward could have cast a scene or two in ways that are less than favorable to Trump.
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But how could all -- and I mean all -- of the reporting on this White House reach a striking similar conclusion? The portraits of Trump drawn by Wolff, Omarosa and Woodward are all eerily similar to one another -- a man hopelessly out of his depth in the job, but entirely incapable of understanding how desperately out of depth he actually is. A man motivated almost entirely by personal grievance. A man willing to humiliate people who work for him, to play staffers against one another, to scapegoat underlings to keep blame off of himself. Someone who has so much self-belief that he rarely adequately prepares for situations involving international diplomacy and national security. Top aides who view that their jobs are primarily keeping Trump from causing serious harm, and grousing every step of the way about the man.
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And now Bob Woodward -- without question the preeminent political reporter and chronicler of the White House in the last four decades -- has written a book that confirms every bit of the portrayals we've seen about who Trump is, who he surrounds himself and how he conducts his business.
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The consistency in those storylines is virtually impossible to explain in any other way than this: It's true. To believe otherwise, you have to convince yourself that not only the entire daily media but also the likes of Wolff and Woodward all got together and agreed on how to portray Trump across tweets, stories and books. Which is, of course, beyond ridiculous.
The Point: What Woodward's book does is confirm all of the negative stories we've already heard about Trump and his administration. This isn't the work of a reporter with credibility problems or a press-loving former aide. This is the story. This is the President and how he really acts and thinks.
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I'm not sure why this is here...

This is the corner of the forum to talk about your personal, non-political interests. Share your passions.

It would probably be better suited in another category.
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This is the corner of the forum to talk about your personal, non-political interests. Share your passions.

It would probably be better suited in another category.
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Obviously, your understanding is better than mine. I apologize.
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Obviously, your understanding is better than mine. I apologize.
Thing about Woodward is he is respected and well sourced but basically reiterates the two previous tell all books' message that trump is an idiot.
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Thing about Woodward is he is respected and well sourced but basically reiterates the two previous tell all books' message that trump is an idiot.
Woodward is a political hack, trying his best to stay relevant years after his one big story. The book needs to be in the fiction section of book stores and most of it is sourced by unnamed anonymous people.
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Woodward is a political hack, trying his best to stay relevant years after his one big story. The book needs to be in the fiction section of book stores and most of it is sourced by unnamed anonymous people.
Worse, the key Trump administration people Woodward tells stories about deny his tales on the record. But hey, Resistance hate takes away the ability to reason logically, this book of lies and smears is no exception.
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Woodward is a political hack, trying his best to stay relevant years after his one big story. The book needs to be in the fiction section of book stores and most of it is sourced by unnamed anonymous people.
no. sources are named and in some cases he has a tape to back them up.
he's been a relevant writer all along.
you're thinking of amarossa and that other guy. but although they say it in a crasser way, all 3 stories paint pretty much the picture we all thought existed inside this admin.
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no. sources are named and in some cases he has a tape to back them up.
he's been a relevant writer all along.
you're thinking of amarossa and that other guy. but although they say it in a crasser way, all 3 stories paint pretty much the picture we all thought existed inside this admin.
No. Woodwards book has been denied in particulars. What he has, by his own admission, is third party statements (which should never have been used) or he is just making stuff up.
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no. sources are named and in some cases he has a tape to back them up.
he's been a relevant writer all along.
you're thinking of amarossa and that other guy. but although they say it in a crasser way, all 3 stories paint pretty much the picture we all thought existed inside this admin.
Like Woodward you are making things up.

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For all these books, including the new one on Trump, Woodward conducts hundreds of hours of interviews with sources from the administration (or who are close to people in the administration). But his sourcing is what’s known as “deep background,” meaning he’ll often use the information he was provided but not say where it’s coming from, even vaguely.
https://www-vox-com.cdn.ampproject.o...ear-trump-book

You make falsehoods up so often it's hard to believe it is anything but deception.

Among gossip columnist Woodward's most salacious tales.

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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly purportedly called Trump an “idiot” and “off the rails,” and said “we’re in Crazytown.”
Mattis is described as telling associates that Trump acted like, and had the understanding of, “a fifth- or sixth-grader.”
Former National Economic Council director Gary Cohn purportedly took trade-related documents off Trump’s desk to prevent him from signing them and causing crises.
Dowd is described as believing Trump to be a “****ing liar.”
All have been denied by the primary sources on the record. So, it's Woodward's so-called deep background sources, gossip, verses the explicit statements of the primary actors. But just like the dirty dossier anything that denigrates Trump is automatically accepted as truth by the Resistance.
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